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Simon Pegg reveals that he and Daniel Craig are in Star Wars: The Force Awakens UPDATED Pegg withdraws statement

May 17th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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We reported last September that Daniel Craig was set for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (here) in a small, uncredited role and now it seems that there is truth to it, after all…

“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,” an insider had reportedly said.

Well now Simon Pegg, also rumoured to be in the movie in a similar role, has confirmed that Craig is not only in the movie, but what he’s playing!

At the London premiere of Man Up in London, Pegg told The Sun Newspaper: “I wasn’t a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper.”

He hastily added: “I shouldn’t have said that.”

So, what do you think? Is Pegg just winding us up? Will Craig pop up as a Stormtrooper? If so, will he keep his helmet on? Or will he been seen in the movie? Who knows… but it’s always fun to mess around in photoshop!


Collider report that they reached out to Pegg, who said: “Why is everyone leaping on this? It was a rumour last summer, wasn’t it? I read it in the paper. It may be untrue, like most of the other rumours, like Cumberbatch and Cruise being in it.”

They say he was merely reporting a rumour he had heard. So, perhaps Craig isn’t a Stormtrooper at all or Pegg isn’t in the movie at all. But, if they’re as small as the rumoured roles, or maybe Disney gave him a scary call after his comments… we may never know the truth anyway.

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Source: The Independent

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….