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Daniel Craig’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cameo Revealed

This is the A-list cameo you’re looking for.

Not content with appearing in just one box office smash this year, EW has just confirmed that Daniel Craig does indeed play a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Naturally, if you haven’t seen the film and want to avoid SPOILERS then you might want to avert your eyes as we fill you in on exactly which white-helmeted grunt he played.

 

 

 

Still with us? Good.

In the scene in which Daisy Ridley’s character Rey is captured by the enemy and attempts to escape by using some Jedi-style mind control, she tells the Stormtrooper keeping guard, “You will remove these restraints and leave this cell with the door open”. Eventually her move pays off, but not without a few bemusing efforts. And yes, we can confirm that the captor in question is none other than the Bond star himself, voice distorted and hidden underneath that famous helmet; and true to form, the resulting escape leaves him both shaken and stirred.

Rumours first started swirling surrounding his stealthy role back in May, when, at the London premiere for Man Up, Simon Pegg let slip that Daniel Craig was playing a Stormtrooper. Clearly Pegg, who also cameos in The Force Awakens as an alien scrap collector on Jakku, didn't get the memo that loose lips sink star ships.

Lucky for him, few would have still guessed that was Craig hidden underneath one of those famous helmets after delivering a typically blunt response to rumours in the wake of Pegg's gaffe: “Why would I ever bother doing something like that?”, he asked. "F*cking hell! Pffft. 'Play an extra in another movie".

And like suckers we believed him. 

Maybe he’s the one with Jedi mind control...