English singer-songwriter Gary Barlow has revealed that he has a cameo in the upcoming 8th installment of the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Barlow confirmed his appearance in the next Star Wars film during an interview with ITV. The singer had been rumored to have secretly a filmed a cameo for the upcoming film since last year. Barlow remained tight-lipped on his role in The Last Jedi, only assuring that he is not a Stormtrooper as he told ITV’s, Ross King:
“I’m not a stormtrooper, but I am in it.”
The singer added now that he has revealed his involvement he thinks he will probably be cut out of the film:
“Now I’ve said that, I’ll probably be out. I think the Star Wars people are so strict about what information [is out there]. So me saying that, I’ve probably just done myself out of a role.”
In addition to Barlow, Prince William and Harry, as well as Tom Hardy have been reported to appear as Stormtroopers in the new film. A stormtrooper seen in a photo shared by Johnson bears a similar to resemblance to Hardy.
Official details on the plot are still under wraps, however, The Last Jedi will pick up directly where The Force Awakens left off. The film will dig deeper into the new characters introduced in Episode VII as it explores Kylo Ren’s humanity as well as how Rey deals with the discovery of the force inside her. John Boyega has said that director Rian Johnson has managed to craft a Star Wars film that has an “indie movie” feel.
The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, and Andy Serkis.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15, 2017.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Star Wars: The Last Jedi as we learn it.
‘Star Wars’: Just Who Could Be ‘The Last Jedi’?
Last month, Disney and Lucasfilm officially announced the title for the next “Skywalker Saga” Star Wars film. Episode VIII will be titled The Last Jedi. As soon as the announcement came, fans were both excited, and very interested. That’s a “cool” title, yet at the same time very vague. Even stars of the film, Mark Hamil and Daisy Ridley have been tight-lipped about what that could mean. The only response has been Hamil saying that it has a very “samurai” and “minimalist” vibe to it. Ridley only shared a meme on Facebook related to the announcement of the title.
So what does it mean? One theory is that for the new films, the titles will literally spell out a sentence summarizing the trilogy, which is interesting. The first film The Force Awakens, the next one The Last Jedi, the third…. so it could say that “The Force Awakens The Last Jedi (insert Episode 9 title).”
But we are curious as to who the last Jedi in Episode VIII could be. Of course, there are obvious answers, since the field of Jedi in the new trilogy is so limited. It’s not like the prequel trilogy where there were hundreds if not thousands of Jedi to pick and choose from.
So let’s take a look as see just who the Last Jedi could actually be. Click next to see who our choices are.