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Did you figure out who Daniel Craig was in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? No? Well, he was…

December 19th, 2015 by Matt Gault Comments



Earlier in the year, a rumour started that Daniel Craig was filming a secret role for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was then confirmed by Simon Pegg who said he was playing a Stormtrooper. The actor was then asked if it was true, which he firmly shot down, which of course he was going to do.

We ran the story a while back and got attacked by a few people for making stories up – we promise, we will never, ever do anything like that – so it’s nice to know we were on the money on this one. Heck, we even did this bit of art (continues after art):

daniel craig stormtrooper

Well, turns out he is the movie after all.

But a spokesperson associated with Disney, the studio that astutely purchased George Lucas’s Lucasfilm company, told me: ‘You’re close to the truth. Nothing can be said on the record, because it will be denied.’

They concocted the cameo together. I don’t know which scene it is but yes, it does involve Daniel playing a stormtrooper, because they wear helmets and for the most part they’re anonymous.’

According to multiple sources for Entertainment Weekly via Squareeyed, Craig filmed the scene for “sh@#s and grins”, and they were all sworn to secrecy about it. The scene in question is where Daisy Ridley is being held captive on the Starkiller Base, and uses the Jedi Mind Trick on a hapless Stormtrooper to let her free.

That Stormtrooper is, apparently, Daniel Craig- you know, the one who says: “Aaaaaand i’m putting down my gun”.

We worked out who he was immediately and we love it!

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.