Despite the cavalcade of fans that would absolutely kill to have a cameo as a Storm Trooper in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Daniel Craig isn’t into the idea at all. The James Bond actor seemed not-too-thrilled with the rumors started by comedian Simon Pegg.
The entire mess began when Pegg let it slip on the red carpet premiere of his movie “Man Up” that he wouldn’t appear in “The Force Awakens,” but that Craig will be dressed as a Storm Trooper at some point in the film.
“I wasn’t a Storm Trooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Storm Trooper,” he told Yahoo Movies. “I shouldn’t have said that.”
Unfortunately, it looks like Pegg was just having a bit of fun with the press because Daniel Craig was asked by Entertainment Weekly about the idea of him having a cameo in the next “Star Wars” flick as a masked grunt.
“Why would I ever bother doing something like that?” he said. “F---ing hell! Pffft. Play an extra in another movie?”
It’s worth mentioning that he’s not exactly denying the rumor as he answered a question with another question. Still, he genuinely seemed to not appreciate Pegg throwing his name into the ring like that.
“Talk to Simon Pegg. He obviously knows way more than I do,” he told EW. “He’s just jealous because he’s not in ‘Star Wars.’ He’s got some issue with J.J. I don’t know what the f--- it is. You need to talk to Simon about it.”
It’s possible that the two are just having a little fun with each other in the public eye, and it’s also possible they’re trying to throw people off the scent of their potential cameos in the film.
As previously reported, the rumor seems outrageous on paper, but gained traction online due to the overlap in the production of both “The Force Awakens” and the new James Bond movie “Spectre.” Both films were reportedly shooting concurrently at the U.K.’s now famous Pinewood Studios. While Craig seems to be adamantly denying the rumors that he’ll be one of the many Storm Troopers in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” fans will just have to wait until the movie debuts on December 18 to know for sure.