Daniel Craig Played a Stormtrooper in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Daniel Craig
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He's one sneaky bugger. Daniel Craig played a small role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens — and nobody noticed. That's because the British actor suited up as a Stormtrooper to take down the likes of Han Solo and Luke Skywalker.

According to the Daily Mail, Craig and director J.J. Abrams came up with the idea when they were both working at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. Craig was filming his latest James Bond installment, Spectre, at the time. Craig reportedly shot only one scene for the new Star Wars, and it might be at the beginning of the movie.

Craig, 47, has yet to confirm, but a spokesperson for Disney did address the rumors. "You're close to the truth," the spokesperson told DM. "Nothing can be said on the record, because it will be denied."

Speculation of Craig's cameo began back in May when Simon Pegg was asked about the film. "I wasn't a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper," the Star Trek Beyond actor, 45, who suited up as Unkar Plutt, told The Sun. "I shouldn't have said that."

Craig, meanwhile, denied any such thing. "Why would I ever bother doing something like that?" he told Entertainment Weekly in July. "F–king hell! Pffft. Play an extra in another movie."


He added: "Talk to Simon Pegg. He obviously knows way more than I do. He's just jealous because he’s not in Star Wars. He’s got some issue with J.J. I don’t know what the f–k it is. You need to talk to Simon about it."

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