If there’s ANYONE synonymous with the performance side of the Star Wars franchise, it’s Mark Hamill. He has been there from the beginning. Because of his wide range of vocal talent, he has lent his abilities to all venues of the Star Wars Universe. Disney+’s The Mandalorian is no exception. Hamill’s appearance came in episode 5, “The Gunslinger.” He lent his voice talents to the bartending droid, EV-9D9. This was confirmed by Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau during a behind the scenes feature when he stated that Hamill “came in to voice the droid.”
The whole use of the Droid in question was a tip of the cap to the original series of films. EV-9D9 was originally owned by Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi. He has since been reprogrammed and works the Cantina bar at Mos Eisley on Tatooine. Ironically, they used to refuse service to droids and now the droids run the place. Moving on up, they are…as Yoda might say.
Did you realize that Mark Hamill had a voice part in The Mandalorian? I didn’t, until now. Pretty cool though, and not surprising. Why NOT put Mr. Hamill’s great talents to work. Share your thoughts on this and all things Mandalorian here at Geek Vibes Nation.
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