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After what has felt like years of breathless anticipation, Sony Animation has finally—finally—revealed who is playing the all-important role of the poop emoji in its upcoming emoji movie, The Emoji Movie. According to a post on Twitter, it will be none other than beloved Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Men, and American Dad star Sir Patrick Stewart.


Sharp-eared emoji fans probably could’ve predicted this from the Emoji Movie teaser that came out back in December, but now we have confirmation that the erudite poop character in that trailer really was Stewart, and not just some similarly fancy-sounding person. Hopefully he’s planning to do something really fun with the money he gets from this.

The Emoji Movie—which, again, stars Sir Patrick Stewart as a poop—will be in theaters on August 4.