Daniel Craig to play a Stormtrooper

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 May 2015
Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig will play a Stormtrooper in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens'

Daniel Craig will play a Stormtrooper in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens'.

The 'Skyfall' actor's mystery role in the highly-anticipated blockbuster was accidentally leaked by fellow actor Simon Pegg, who let the secret slip before realising his mistake.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper at the premiere of 'Man Up' in London, he said: "I wasn't a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper."

Realising his mistake, he quickly admitted: "I shouldn't have said that."

While Simon has long been a rumoured star in the movie, Daniel's small cameo part was revealed last year, despite the fact the identity of his character will remain a mystery in the film as his face will be concealed.

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, the 47-year-old hunk recently returned to finish filming on his fourth movie as James Bond, 'Spectre', after he was flown to Manhattan to have emergency knee surgery, having injured himself shooting scenes for the film.

A source said: "Craig has been struggling with his knee since he first hurt it in the Alps in January.

"His body has taken a hell of a battering while filming Bond, because he really throws himself wholeheartedly into a very demanding part."

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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