Looks like James Bond has been given a license to wear shiny white body armor.
Daniel Craig, currently filming the next Bond adventure, Spectre, has long been rumored to have a cameo in J.J. Abrams’ first Star Wars film, Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Simon Pegg, who worked with Abrams on the first two movies in the latest Star Trek reboot, is also rumored for a bit part. When asked by The Sun (via The Washington Post) at the London premiere of his new film Man Up what role he might have played in Star Wars, Pegg replied, “I wasn’t a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper.”
Pegg quickly caught himself and admitted, “I shouldn’t have said that.” Still, known as a funny man willing to play a joke, this off-hand comment might not be a legitimate response. Nothing is more fun for an actor than toying with fanboys, after all.
Even so, playing a Stormtrooper would fit with previous reports that any possible Craig or Pegg cameo would not feature the actors’ faces. “Fans will love trying to work out which covered up character is [Craig],” an insider said last year, adding that Craig had requested the spot himself.
Pegg, meanwhile, was asked pretty bluntly by Vulture whether he’d make an appearance in the film, and his response was perfectly coy. “Well, J.J. uses me in different roles, and we’re good friends,” he said last year. “I feel like my face in Star Wars would pop people out of the movie. Look, I love Star Wars, and I don’t want people to watch and go, ‘Oh, there’s Simon Pegg’s face.’ The film is cleverly cast with these amazing, unknown actors.” Well, that’s not exactly a “no,” is it?