Update: Simon Pegg tells Collider he was just repeating a rumor from last summer. “Why is everyone leaping on this? It was a rumour last summer, wasn’t it? I read it in the paper. It may be untrue, like most of the other rumours, like Cumberbatch and Cruise being in it,” he said.
Let’s face it —anybody who grew up with the “Star Wars” movies would give a vital body part to just step on the set of the upcoming sequels and spinoffs. This seems to be the case for Daniel Craig: it was rumored last year that he had a part in the film and Simon Pegg, who is also rumored for a small role, has confirmed the news.
Hitting the red carpet in the UK for his romantic comedy “Man Up,” Pegg was asked by The Sun about his possible ‘Force Awakens’ role when he spilled the beans. “I wasn’t a stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a stormtrooper,” he said before quickly adding “I shouldn’t have said that.”
So you won’t be seeing Craig’s face, though the part is apparently described as a “cameo role.” Again, whether or not he’s way in the background somewhere or if he dropkicks Chewbacca before Han Solo shoots first or something, we’ll just have to wait and see.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” arrives on December 18th. [via Washington Post]