When rumors that Daniel Craig (James Bond) was spotted on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens last fall surfaced, the fandom was wondering which character he would be playing.
One wouldn’t think of Daniel — an established actor — as the type to have a small part in this particular blockbuster, but from the reports about his involvement in the J.J. Abrams film, he was the one who approached the studio.
In September, spies following all things Star Wars: The Force Awakens spotted Craig on the Pinewood Studios outside of London, but they didn’t know what role he would be playing. Some suggested he would be one of the main characters, but the talk died down soon thereafter without further explanation.
During a recent interview, while at the London premiere of his new film, Man Up, fellow Brit Simon Pegg spilled the beans, oops!
“I wasn’t a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper.” but he quickly corrected himself adding, “I shouldn’t have said that.”
It’s too late now and very excited Star Wars: The Force Awakens fans are pumped to see Daniel Craig as one the new Stormtroopers, possibly under the control of Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, the new villain wielding that newly designed lightsaber.
We may never know though, as the Stormtroopers’ identities are hidden behind their uniform helmets. The coolest thing is that according to an anonymous insider, Daniel Craig begged J.J. Abrams for the cameo in Star Wars: Episode VII.
“Daniel asked for some sort of secret cameo role – and was happy to have his name left off the posters. Fans will love trying to work out which covered up character is him.”
Daniel Craig’s cameo role on Star Wars: The Force Awakens gives us an idea of the magnitude and reach this film has not only with fans, but with established Hollywood stars.
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