Every few days we get emails asking if there are any Hutts in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We don’t know! That’s the honest answer.
There has been a character we have struggled to identify in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We do not know the character’s name, just the code name. That code name is “Fat Cat.” We have no descriptive placement for this character either. The biggest thing we have been able to uncover is that “Fat Cat” is in a flashback sequence.
You may remember along time ago in August of 2014 we posted a story that alleged there was a sequence with Princess Leia meeting Hutts:
There was a production sketch done very very early on which showed Princess Leia standing in the middle of several Hutts. She was wearing a maroon dress (political style) and was flanked by two soldiers (they looked to me like the Naboo guards from Phantom Menace but to others they looked like the rebel soldiers from the beginning of A New Hope.) The picture looked as if she was having a meeting with them. She certainly didn’t appear to be captive or under threat. I have no idea if this sketch has anything to do with the movie that is being shot as it was very early on.
Latino Review ran a piece on a rumor that was going around stating:
There are Hutts in The Force Awakens, we know because those Hutts have been practically built.
So could “Fat Cat” be the elusive Hutt sequence? We have no indication of a Young Leia in the cast list and nothing of scenes with her. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, obviously. The flash back sequences almost feel like their own side film to me that is going to be edited into the movie and it was kept with a lot of ambiguity on purpose most likely.
Then again, “Fat Cat” could mean “Uber,” or another person of power. When I hear “Fat Cat” I usually think of an affluent person. But it is also worth mentioning that Kylo Ren’s Imperial Shuttle was referred to as a “Limo,” at times.
The mystery of “Fat Cat” lives on!