Famed composer Michael Giacchino revealed that he had a cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Michael Giacchino has scored all of J. J. Abrams’ films barring his two Star Wars projects cause, well, who else would score them besides John Williams? The composer didn’t luck out as he did score Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which was released in 2016. While Giacchino never got to score an Abrams-directed Star Wars project, he did get to cameo in the latest film in the franchise: The Rise of Skywalker. Taking to Twitter to wish J. J. Abrams a Happy Birthday, Giacchino shared an image of himself and the director on the set of the final film in the Skywalker saga.
You can check out the photo below.
Happy Birthday to my pal JJ! pic.twitter.com/7zaMbxzF3T
— Michael Giacchino (@m_giacchino) June 28, 2020
It turns out that Michael Giacchino played a Sith trooper in The Rise of Skywalker. Sith Troopers were raised on the planet of Exegol, where Emperor Palpatine resided alongside his sinister followers. Unfortunately, we don’t know what scene the composer appeared in. This isn’t the first time a celebrity has cameo’d as a Stormtrooper in the iconic franchise. Daniel Craig, Tom Hardy, and Ed Sheeran among others have all graced the iconic helmets in the Disney-produced films.
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Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, the film stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. The late Carrie Fisher appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news surrounding Star Wars and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content in the future!