Edgar Wright's Star Wars cameo

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 December 2017
Edgar Wright

Edgar Wright

Edgar Wright has revealed that he has a secret role in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

Edgar Wright has a secret cameo in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'.

The 'Baby Driver' filmmaker explained that director Rian Johnson is a close friend of his so he ended up in the movie when he went down to the set to watch filming.

He told The Observer: "I'm also in it. [Director] Rian Johnson is a friend, so me, my brother [comic book artist Oscar Wright] and [director] Joe Cornish went down to the set and stood around as a resistance fighters in one scene. I play rebel scum with a gun. You'd have to look hard for me but I'm in a three-second shot. I was very proud of Rian. He did a great job."

Edgar also spoke about 'Baby Driver' star Kevin Spacey, who was sacked from Netflix drama 'House Of Cards' after he was hit by multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

He said: "The truth is, I had a really professional experience with him on set. I certainly wasn't aware of any misconduct during production. So the stories have been troubling and alarming. All I can do is support the victims who have been brave enough to come forward and be aggrieved on their behalf. For a while, I stopped promoting 'Baby Driver' because it seemed insensitive while the story was still developing. But eventually I realised that he's just one of 200 people who worked on the film. It seems unfair if the private actions of one person tarnish everyone else's incredible contribution."

And Edgar confirmed that plans for a sequel are underway.

He said: "The studio actually talked about a sequel before the movie even came out, which was a nice vote of confidence. We haven't done the deal and I've not written it yet but potentially, yes."

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 32min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran
  • UK release: 14 December 2017

Rey (Ridley) meets Luke (Hamill) to learn all about the Force. Johnson expands on the casualties-of-war theme, making magnificent, roaring action sequences and leading the viewer through a blood-stained moral labyrinth. Driver returns with a vengeance, Dern is terrific and it hits the sweet spot between nostalgia and…

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