Dogs in BODYSUITS played Star Wars alien hounds in 'Solo'

Now this is how you do practical effects.

    2018/06/15

NSFW    Aww! Animals!

A KENNEL IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY — Monster alien canines in the film "Solo: A Star Wars Story" were actually played by real dogs wearing bodysuits.

A behind-the-scenes look at the film on this week's edition of the Star Wars Show on StarWars.com, gave fans a look at the planet of Corellia. Specifically, the show looked at the many practical effects employed, including the thick lycra bodysuits worn by dogs to portray the Corellian hounds.

According to WOOKIE-pedia — no joke, real thing — these are "a fleet-footed, loud-barking, vicious species" that were "used for attack and hunting, but did not make good pets".

StarWars.com writes that this canine named Saxon was specially trained to wear the lycra body suit. Saxon also played Nymeria, a Direwolf in season 7's Game of Thrones, where looking epic was all that was required.
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