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Daniel Craig wasn’t only in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, he even had a few lines of dialogue, it’s been revealed.
It emerged before Christmas that the James Bond actor had slipped over to the Lucasfilm soundstage at Pinewood while making 'Spectre’ and donned a Stormtrooper’s outfit.
But more has now emerged about his brief appearance in director J.J. Abram’s new sequel, including his rather brilliant trooper identification; JB-007.
There are some mild spoilers ahead, so be warned…
It seems that Craig plays the trooper who Rey controls using the force, after which they take part in an amusing exchange.
A source tells The Sun: “It was just going to be a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ cameo but in the end he’s in a very memorable scene.
“The Star Wars cast and crew want to keep the mystery up though and don’t want to confirm on record that it is him in the mind control scene.
“Maybe it’s so Stormtrooper JB-007 can pop back for the sequels?”
The Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye revealed the identity of Craig’s cameo a couple of weeks back.
A spokesperson for Disney told him: “You’re close to the truth. Nothing can be said on the record, because it will be denied.
“They concocted the cameo together. I don’t know which scene it is but yes, it does involve Daniel playing a stormtrooper, because they wear helmets and for the most part they’re anonymous.”
Craig joins a clutch of actors making cameos in the movie.
Simon Pegg plays Unkar Plutt, the junk merchant on Jakku who tries to buy BB-8 from Rey, while Nigel Godrich, producer of Radiohead, plays another trooper, code-named FN-9330.
Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino also snared a role as a trooper too.
Judah Friedlander, aka Frank from '30 Rock’, played a 'bar patron’ in Maz Kanata’s cantina, as did Warwick Davis, who played Wicket in 'Return of the Jedi’.
And both Bill Hader and Ben Schwarz from 'Parks and Recreation’ are credited as voice consultants for BB-8.
Hader told HitFix about his part in the film back in December.
“JJ f**king around with this sound effects app on his iPad that was attached to a talk box operated by me,” he said.
“It looked ridiculous but it made BB-8’s voice. At first I tried doing a voice, but we all agreed it sounded too human.”
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