It looks like Princess Leia may have some competition coming for her famous royal title. While the beloved Star Wars character is better-known for her military pursuits, Leia is considered by most fans to be the franchise’s ultimate princess. And, later this year, a few real-life princes may make their way into the Star Wars films thanks to director Rian Johnson.
Almost a year ago, news broke that the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi was overtaken briefly by a royal inquisition of sorts. Princes William and Harry visited Pinewood Studios to check out the filming locale, and reports suggested the two men filmed cameos as stormtroopers whilst they were there. No word was given about the duo’s visit and hyped about the purposed cameo died down with time. However, thanks to a recent interview with Yahoo! at Star Wars Celebration, Johnson has got fans buzzing once more.
While talking with Yahoo!, the director was askeda bout the possibility of a royal cameo in The Last Jedi. Here is what Johnson had to say:
“I have no idea what you’re talking about. I have no clue,” Johnson told the site with a grin. The director then pretended to get a message through a nonexistent earpiece telling him to hush on the matter.
Johnson then laughed again, saying, “I can neither confirm nor deny.”
Of course, the director’s comments are not a confirmation, but the playful nature of Johnson’s response has fans curious. It looks like there is still hope for Star Wars fans when it comes to Princes William and Harry. The pair would not be the first to cameo in the new Star Wars trilogy. In The Force Awakens, Daniel Craig had a quiet cameo as a stormtrooper as well.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, from writer/director Rian Johnson, is in post-production now for a December 15, 2017 release. 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.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15.