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Mark Hamill is double billed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He obviously played Luke Skywalker, and many fans already know he also voiced Dobbu Scay, the little dude in the casino who confused BB-8 with a slot machine. Dobbu also seemed to enjoy the chaos of the fathier herd stampeding through the casino.
Mark Hamill is great about engaging with fans on Twitter -- when he's not busy telling Dad jokes -- so a fan hit him up with a Dobbu Scay question, asking if he wore a motion suit to play the CGI character. Hamill's response surprised a lot of fans (but not us, of course):
Most impressive. Most fans are taking the response at face value, but others pointed out that Mark Hamill is the Joker and he does love to troll fans, so they weren't sure whether to believe him or not. A fair concern.
However, we can easily believe it here at CinemaBlend because Mark Hamill already told our own Eric Eisenberg this story over a year ago:
I just said, 'I'd love to do a motion capture role of some sort.' And so one Saturday afternoon down I went... now people said, 'Oh, it was voiced by Mark Hamill.' No! I was in a motion capture suit, and they had a BB-8 that was proportionally right for how small the character was. It was big! So I had a blast. I really loved doing that.
So stop saying it was just Mark Hamill's voice, 'cause that's obviously a minor sore point. Hamill also added that he was surprised to be billed as Dobbu Scay -- which is an anagram of Star Wars: The Last Jedi editor Bob Ducsay. He told CB he figured his role would be an easter egg, but also...
And if I did have billing, in the past as a pseudonym I've used a combination of my brothers' names, and I call myself Patrick Williams.
We should all just call him Patrick Williams now, or at least look for that credit.
Also, other Star Wars fans are jumping on Mark Hamill's mention of "another" unbilled easter egg. Were there others? Well, Hamill did already tease an uncredited role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He seems to enjoy the mystery of having secret roles.
But now that Mark Hamill is being open with fans about Dobbu Scay, it's time for him to start sharing behind-the-scenes photos. Pictures with that giant medicine ball or it didn't happen.
Mark Hamill will be back as Luke Skywalker, in his own peculiar way, in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which opens December 20. We can probably look forward to more behind-the-scenes tidbits from Hamill after Episode IX. Keep up with everything headed to the big screen this year with our handy 2019 movie schedule.