A previous report mistakenly said that Anthony Daniels was playing a Wookiee in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Here’s the update.
“Update: Well, as it turns out, Anthony Daniels role as a Wookiee was short lived. Jonathan Kasdan has emailed us with a correction, which we are posting below. In Solo: A Star Wars Story, Daniels plays a character named Tak (in honor of famed cinematographer Tak Fujimoto) who shares a scene on Kessel with the Wookiees, but Daniels is playing a human and not a Wookiee. Kasdan explains:
“When I was talking about Anthony’s cameo, it was a mistake of my syntax, I think. In the escape from the Kessel Mines, Anthony does not play the Wookiee, Sagwa, but rather his best friend, a human slave who beckons Sagwa, not Chewie, to join his escape route. Sagwa in turn invites Chewie to join Tak and himself. I’m sorry that was confusing, so, to make it up to you, I’m including this screen shot from the script that we wrote when we found out we were going to have Anthony in the movie. He was named Tak in homage to legendary DP Tak Fujimoto. And that’s an exclusive, my friend. I’m not even sure Anthony knows his character’s name.”
And here’s the screenshot from the script that Kasdan sent along (warning, there may be some spoilers in here):”
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