Robert Downey Jr, Hugh Jackman and Samuel L Jackson set for secret Star Wars cameos

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 September 2014
Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L Jackson and Nick Frost are tipped to appear in 'Star Wars Episode VII' in mystery cameo roles

Robert Downey Jr, Hugh Jackman and Samuel L Jackson are set for 'Star Wars Episode VII' cameos.

The superstar trio are rumoured to have landed secret roles in the latest installment of the George Lucas-penned franchise after being invited to the set at the Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, along with 'Paul' actor Nick Frost.

It is thought some of the actors will be forced to appear in the Disney movie in secret to avoid breaching their contract with various other studios.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Everyone is clamouring for a set visit and cameo.

"Sam, Robert and Hugh have all been invited, as well as Nick Frost. Some are hiding their faces just for fun but others have to for contractual reasons.

"If they're tied to other studios, they're technically not allowed to appear in a Disney film."

While, 'Iron Man' star Robert, 49, and 'X-Men' actor Hugh, 45, have never appeared in the series, Samuel, 65, previously starred in the prequel trilogy as jedi master Mace Windu from 1999 to 2005.

The news follows on from reports that James Bond actor Daniel Craig has secured a mystery role in the science fiction saga after begging director JJ Abrams for the small part due to his love for the series.

An insider said: "Daniel asked for some sort of secret cameo role - and was happy to have his name left off the posters.

"Fans will love trying to work out which covered up character is him."

Meanwhile, further rumours of a franchise spin-off starring jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi - who has been played by Alec Guinnes and Ewan McGreggor - have started to surface.

Fan site Making Star Wars said: "For the spin-off movies they were initially going to stay away from any Jedi or Sith characters.

"But I'm hearing now that because of the popularity of Obi-Wan that an art team is now working with a writer on concepts for an Obi-Wan movie."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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