There was an incredibly subtle Game of Thrones cameo in Solo: A Star Wars story

Don't be too ruff on yourself if you missed this one...

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (LucasFilm, HF)

A four-legged Game of Thrones star made a very brief cameo in Solo: A Star Wars Story alongside Emilia Clarke.

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Lucasfilm exec Pablo Hidalgo revealed on a new episode of The Star Wars Show on YouTube that one of the Corellian hounds at the beginning of the film was played by Saxon – AKA the direwolf Nymeria in George RR Martin’s HBO fantasy series.

Saxon had to wear an elaborate costume for the role, which made him unrecognisable – so don’t beat yourself up if you missed his scene.

“He’s done this for quite a while. He’s done quite a few film jobs,” his trainer Jo Vaughan said during the YouTube video. “For this particular film, we’ve trained him to wear a suit so he doesn’t look like a dog at all, he looks like another creature entirely.”

Convincing him to wear the outfit was no small, feat, however.

“We first start with a lycra body suit which we get them used to getting in and out of the suit, build everything up very slowly, and then, once we’ve got that, we start adding muscle shapes and then we just build it up from there,” fabricator Sherri Hazzard explained.

Hidalgo later posted a pic with the canine on Twitter, adding that he is a “good dog”. Aaw.

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