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Daniel Craig reported to play a stormtrooper in The Force Awakens

05.15.2015

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Update: When reached for further comment, Simon Pegg stated on the matter, "Why is everyone leaping on this? It was a rumor last summer, wasn’t it? I read it in the paper. It may be untrue, like most of the other rumors, like Cumberbatch and Cruise being in it." I don't doubt that Craig being in THE FORCE AWAKENS is just another rumor that Pegg was relaying, but stranger things have happened. Either way, you'll find the original, unaltered article below.

It's easy to forget that celebrities can be Star Wars fans too, and while we've heard about several set visits from various actors, evidently a few of them may have made their way into THE FORCE AWAKENS. There's not a great way to confirm the following information unless the director or actor want to fess up, but it looks like James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, may be playing one of the many (masked) stormtroopers in the film. Simon Pegg was evidently being asked if he would be playing one of the many men in white, of which he denied. Whether or not he's pulling our leg is anyone's guess.

Simon Pegg on whether or not he plays a stormtrooper:

I wasn't a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper. I shouldn't have said that.

If true, this reminds me of some of the cameos towards the end of HOT FUZZ. While it doesn't do much for the audience, at least an actor could know he took part in a legacy such as Star Wars. I'm sure that if Craig or Simon Pegg are actually in the movie, J.J. Abrams was smart enough to tuck them away in roles that are not easy to spot. This isn't ENTOURAGE, after all. Although if any one stormtrooper struts across the frame and fires directly into the camera, we may be onto something...

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS hits theaters on December 18, 2015.

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9:03PM on 05/15/2015

Remember when...

...Christian Slater was in Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country
...Christian Slater was in Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country
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3:21PM on 05/15/2015
That would make a great gag for the DVD. Have them film the scene and then after CUT the stormtrooper takes his helmet off and it's Daniel Craig in a black tuxedo.
That would make a great gag for the DVD. Have them film the scene and then after CUT the stormtrooper takes his helmet off and it's Daniel Craig in a black tuxedo.
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2:56PM on 05/15/2015
Will Matt Damon play an uncredited storm trooper?
Will Matt Damon play an uncredited storm trooper?
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2:32PM on 05/15/2015
Pretty cool if this turns out to be true, and he has more of a cameo type role.
Pretty cool if this turns out to be true, and he has more of a cameo type role.
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2:26PM on 05/15/2015
Licence to kill, unable to hit target.
Licence to kill, unable to hit target.
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12:43PM on 05/15/2015

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The name is Bond. Clone Bond.
The name is Bond. Clone Bond.
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7:03PM on 05/15/2015
you realize Stormtroopers arent clones right? after the clone wars the empire instituted the Draft and Stormtroopers are no longer clone troopers but STORMTROOPERS
you realize Stormtroopers arent clones right? after the clone wars the empire instituted the Draft and Stormtroopers are no longer clone troopers but STORMTROOPERS
8:24PM on 05/15/2015
I bow to your superior knerdledge.
I bow to your superior knerdledge.
12:35PM on 05/15/2015

NSYNC

Remember when NSYNC tried to do this back during Attack of the Clones, but then a bunch of nerds freaked out, tried to boycott the film & Lucas cut their scene. That always rubbed me the wrong way, not that I'm a fan of nsync or anything, but if I were famous enough to get near the set I think it'd be awesome to do the same thing. Just to be a small part in something as big as star wars would be cool as shit
Remember when NSYNC tried to do this back during Attack of the Clones, but then a bunch of nerds freaked out, tried to boycott the film & Lucas cut their scene. That always rubbed me the wrong way, not that I'm a fan of nsync or anything, but if I were famous enough to get near the set I think it'd be awesome to do the same thing. Just to be a small part in something as big as star wars would be cool as shit
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12:28PM on 05/15/2015
He's the one that hits his head. I'm not even joking...
He's the one that hits his head. I'm not even joking...
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11:55AM on 05/15/2015
If this happens I'm cool with it but I'm pretty sure Pegg was just fooling around.
If this happens I'm cool with it but I'm pretty sure Pegg was just fooling around.
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11:51AM on 05/15/2015
It almost seems irrelevant if he never takes his helmet off.
It almost seems irrelevant if he never takes his helmet off.
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5:08AM on 05/18/2015
Almost? Lol
Almost? Lol
11:42AM on 05/15/2015
Is this for real? It sounds like one of those Saturday Night Live sketches or something. If it is true, it'd be freakin' awesome. My name is Bond ... Stormtrooper Bond.
Is this for real? It sounds like one of those Saturday Night Live sketches or something. If it is true, it'd be freakin' awesome. My name is Bond ... Stormtrooper Bond.
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