As the Star Wars galaxy continues to expand with new films, so does its roster of characters, no matter how many lines they might get. During a recent press conference in France, The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson confirmed that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director will have a cameo in the upcoming film.
Johnson finding a spot for Edwards in his film seems only fair, as Edwards had Johnson make an appearance in Rogue One as one of the Rebel troops trying to make sure the plans for the Death Star escaped before being apprehended by Darth Vader.
Filmmakers aren't the only people lucky enough to make their way into The Last Jedi, with The Hollywood Reporter claiming earlier this week that Tom Hardy, Princes Harry and William and Take That singer Gary Barlow all donned Stormtrooper armor to share a scene in the upcoming film.
According to the outlet, sources revealed "that not only will the two royals, plus Hardy and Barlow, appear in The Last Jedi and as Stormtroopers, but they all appear together in the same scene. THR understands that the four will be seen guarding [John] Boyega's character, Finn, in an elevator, surely making it Star Wars' most secretly star-studded sequence of all time."
Earlier this year, all four celebrities were spotted on set, but it was unclear at that time if they were merely dropping by or if they had a part in the film. It ended up being Boyega himself that let the cat out of the bag.
When Boyega was appearing on BBC Radio 4’s “Today” program, the actor revealed of the cameos, “I think they took that scene out. I’ve had enough with those Prince William secrets, man. They came on set; they were there, man. Tom Hardy was there, too – I said it. I’m sick of hiding this… Every time I get asked I don’t know how to dodge it. Yeah, they were on set.”
During an actors roundtable hosted by The Hollywood Reporter, Boyega said the experience made for a "strange contrast of a weird family" and clarified, "It's the best of both worlds for me."
It's unclear at this time if Edwards has an incognito cameo like Daniel Craig or Simon Pegg in The Force Awakens or if he'll play a character without a disguise.
The Last Jedi lands in theaters on December 15.
[H/T Star Wars News Net]