Devin Cant was a male Human Death Star trooper, one of the elite soldiers trained in combat techniques and weapon skills onboard the battle station.


Due to the imprisonment of Princess Leia Organa, Darth Vader ordered more guards to Detention Block AA 23, where she was being held. Cant thus augmented the security, personally guarding her. When Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca stormed the detention block to free the princess, Cant was the first victim of the battle. Cant was punched by Chewbacca[2] and later shot by Solo during the ensuing firefight.[source?]

Behind the scenes[]

Devin Cant was played by Colin Skeaping, who also served as Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker stunt double in all three films from the original trilogy.



Notes and references[]

  1. Devin Cant was confirmed by The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 107 ("Cant, Devin") to be killed in the Rescue of Princess Leia, which The New Essential Chronology dates to 0 BBY.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope