Sheckil was a human male who served as a lieutenant in the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War. Sheckil accompanied Darth Vader on his mission to Cloud City on Bespin, and was an officer in the unit attempting to capture Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker. He was also in charge of escorting Princess Leia Organa to Vader's ship.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Sheckil first appeared in the 1980 film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. He was played by Jeremy Bulloch, who also played Boba Fett in the film. The name "Sheckil" was first established in the Star Wars Legends Star Wars Customizable Card Game pack Cloud City Limited. The name was canonized with its inclusion in the digital card game Star Wars: Force Collection. According to a Star Wars CCG fan site, the character's name was a tuckerization of Decipher game designer Tom Lischke.
Originally, Bullock wasn't intended to play Sheckil, but ended up filling the part when the actor who was originally slated to play Sheckil was unavailable the day of shooting.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (First appearance)
- Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – "Rendezvous at Bespin"
- The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?
- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back junior novelization
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Force Collection (First identified as Sheckil)
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia (Picture only)
- "Red Five"—Star Wars Insider Special Edition 2018
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 43 (Databank A-Z: Leia Organa) (Picture only)
- "He's Worth a Lot to Me: Jeremy Bulloch, Inside Boba Fett"—Star Wars Insider Special Edition 2021
- "Launchpad"—Star Wars Insider 201
- Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga: The Official Collector's Edition
- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: Special 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition (as Scheckil)