Someone is probably going to get a call from the Lucasfilm Police for spilling the beans!
Cast and crew participating in production of a Star Wars film are notoriously tight lipped. They have to be, especially with the rabid fanbase and rampant speculation being part and parcel with any new film.
So it’s kind of humorous that we’d hear our first confirmation of a celebrity cameo in the next Star Wars saga film straight from the horse’s mouth, and that irony is not lost on the person.
“I’m not a Stormtrooper, but I’m in it,” he said on the talk show.
“Now that I’ve said it, I’ll probably be [cut] out,” Barlow added. “I think the Star Wars people are so strict about what information [is out there]. So me saying that, I’ve probably just done myself out of a role.”
Barlow’s confirmation comes after rumors of Tom Hardy playing a Stormtrooper, as well as involvement of the Princes Harry and William. But as of yet that’s all just speculation based off of some offhand comments and social media posts.
Barlow is a member of Take That, of which Robbie Williams used to be a member. The group was successful in the 90s and then went on hiatus. They reformed in the 2000s with a successful album and tour and continue to make music, with Williams returning at times to collaborate with the group. Take That just released a new album this month called Wonderland.
We’ll see if Barlow makes the final cut or if he earned the ire of director Rian Johnson and producer Kathleen Kennedy when Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases in theaters December 15.
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The film follows-up and continues the story of the next generation of the saga as Rey, Poe, Finn, and Kylo Ren find their place in the galaxy and follow the legacy of Luke Skywalker, Leia, and Han Solo. Daisy Ridley returns to star as Rey, with other returning stars John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong'o Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern join the cast in as-yet-unrevealed roles.
[h/t] Heroic Hollywood