It seems that Lando Calrissian, Emperor Palpatine, Wedge Antilles and Wicket W. Warrick weren’t the only Original Trilogy characters to make their return to the galaxy far, far away in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as it has been revealed that The Empire Strikes Back bounty hunter Dengar made a blink-and-you’ll-miss it cameo in the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga.
However, even if you didn’t blink you’d still likely have missed it, as it turns out the character has undergone a very drastic transformation in the decades since we last saw him. Not only is he now going by the alias Rothgar Deng, but he’s also taken body modification to the extreme, as revealed by the Visual Dictionary…
And if you did miss the cameo, here it is:
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sees J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) directing a cast that includes Star Wars veterans Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine) and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) as well as new additions Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), and Keri Russell (The Americans).