The Force Awakens has a pretty cool character reference from ANH. Our band of heroes eventually find their way to Maz Katina’s castle. There, they come across an assortment of Maz’s pirate friends – including an elderly gentleman played by Solo Gardner. Eagle eyed Star Wars fans will spot that Gardener appeared in the Chalmun's Catina scene of the original movie as a character known as Trinto Duago.
Above is a somewhat aged Gardener with a new motley crew. He is just to the left of the giant yellow fellow.
|Trinto, as found in ANH|
His mask was not originally designed for A New Hope but was rather made by Rick Baker (who became fairly famous in his own right) as a idea of a Frankenstein.
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