Daniel Craig Is Not Playing a Stormtrooper in The Force Awakens… (Or Is He?)


As you probably remember, during the filming of The Force Awakens, a rumor appeared that Daniel Craig will make a cameo in the movie. Back then we were told that this is not true and Craig’s presence at Pinewood was simply because of the overlapping schedules between his latest Bond movie and TFA. That’s why we never reported this story. Later, a statement by Simon Pegg made things more complicated…



Recently in an interview with IrishExaminer, actor Simon Pegg (also believed to have a cameo in the movie), revealed that Daniel Craig will play a Stormtrooper in The Force Awakens. Later Pegg clarified that he was just speculating based on the rumors about Craig (HERE).



Now in an interview with EntertainmentWeekly, Daniel Craig himself shot down the stormtrooper rumor:


The James Bond star made clear he finds the idea of making a cameo in the sci-if blockbuster preposterous. “Why would I ever bother doing something like that?” Craig tells EW. “F—ing hell! Pffft. Play an extra in another movie?”
Craig vigorously denies ever putting on the galactic empire’s notorious white helmet. “Talk to Simon Pegg. He obviously knows way more than I do,” says Craig. “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 interesting that Craig thinks, that Simon Pegg is not in the movie. There were numerous reports about Pegg having a cameo in TFA. He was spotted during the filming at Abu Dhabi, and also he attended The Force Awakens wrap party together with the rest of  cast.


But could this be a joke, or a game between the British actors, including Benedict Cumberbatch. It’s actually a pretty funny situation if you look back at the exchanges between those 3 actors:


  • Benedict Cumberbatch was rumored to appear in TFA, he denies but says Simon Pegg is in. Pegg denies. For that story click HERE.
  • Pegg says Daniel Craig is in TFA and that Benedict Cumberbatch is not. For that story click HERE.
  • Daniel Craig denies his involvement with TFA and says Simon Pegg is also not in TFA.



Pretty confusing right? Actually I won’t be surprised if all of them appear in the movie one way or another after all.


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39 thoughts on “Daniel Craig Is Not Playing a Stormtrooper in The Force Awakens… (Or Is He?)

  • July 10, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Em, I’m sure this might be news for someone… But that someone ain’t me.

    • July 10, 2015 at 3:11 am

      That’s why you clicked..

      • July 10, 2015 at 3:45 am

        Yep there is a point well made!!
        There are so many people in this comments section that leave comments like that.

        There is a little summary for each article. If you don’t want to read the article after you read the summary don’t click read more and then complain in the comments!!

        (I have been guilty of doing that myself :P)

    • July 10, 2015 at 4:41 am

      Considering that these rumors have been going around for some time, and they are about SW7, and this is SW7News, I think they kinda have an obligation to report it.

      But, yeah, what Michael H said. If a headline doesn’t grab you, why read the article? Just to complain? Life’s too short for that nonsense.

      I skip articles on here all the time.

  • July 10, 2015 at 1:12 am

    What a scoop!

    • July 10, 2015 at 1:26 am

      Hurry Friday, please arrive sooner. So we won’t have to live with stories like these

      • July 10, 2015 at 2:56 am

        So uncivilized

        • July 10, 2015 at 7:32 am

          Up yours Jewbacca

  • July 10, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Pegg is in the movie. He’s in the cantina buying a corneto

  • July 10, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Why the fuck is this still a thing? If they are doing cameos, you’re making it less fun by reporting about it over and over.

  • July 10, 2015 at 1:21 am

    I’m in the movie

  • July 10, 2015 at 1:43 am

    I don’t believe any of these clowns are in the movie.

    • July 10, 2015 at 2:54 am

      I hope you have kids to post a link like that.

  • July 10, 2015 at 1:56 am

    I think all 3 should shut up frankly.

    • July 10, 2015 at 2:32 am

      These are responses to being constantly questioned. You should be blaming the reporters and the sites repeating it rather than the actors.

  • July 10, 2015 at 2:01 am

    I don’t care about Daniel Craig or Simon Pegg being in the movie and I really hope that the don’t use the goddamn Wilhem Scream ever again. Nor do I want to hear someone say “I have a bad feeling about this.”

    You know what I want? I want a good movie. Cut out all the masturbatory self-referential garbage, cameos, guest stars, etc and just make a good movie, please.

    • July 10, 2015 at 2:46 am

      I had a bad feeling about your post to the point it made me fall off a railing-less catwalk, screaming as I fell.

      Now I’m cranky too 🙁

    • July 10, 2015 at 4:14 am

      I agree about the cameos, but the Wilhelm scream is just part of Star Wars. As is repeated lines, many lines are repeated in Star Wars (I’m not sure this floor is entirely stable, I have a bad feeling about this, etc.)

    • July 10, 2015 at 5:54 am

      Do you hate openings crawls and are you sick of people using the force? The scream and that line are in every movie. It’s tradition! Star Wars without those would be like an Indiana jones flick if he decided the hat clashed with his outfit and stopped wearing it. Could they? Sure! But I hope they have both of those in the movie or ill be seriously bummed

  • July 10, 2015 at 2:06 am

    Daniel Craig is clearly being playful with his response. He’s teasing the fans, and we are no closer to learning. as you were…

  • July 10, 2015 at 2:57 am

    I saw Daniel Craig in the trailer, he was the 23 storm trooper from the left…

  • July 10, 2015 at 3:12 am

    I thought Pegg or someone had released a few weeks ago….That he is not only in Star Wars Episode 7….but had signed on for eposode 8…meaning he had larger then a cameo role.

    • July 10, 2015 at 4:26 am

      I think it was said he was an X wing pilot.

      • July 10, 2015 at 4:28 am

        No I remember now… that wasn’t him now…Forgot that actors name though.

  • July 10, 2015 at 3:51 am

    They are all voicing characters in the movie

  • July 10, 2015 at 4:26 am

    Anyone notice Han’s hair behind Craig’s head? LOL

  • July 10, 2015 at 5:01 am

    I really hope none of them are in the film as a cameo. The last thing a Star Wars movie needs are celebrity cameos popping up. Totally would take people out of the movie.

    • July 10, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      Would I rather see G.Walton painted blue to stick out like a nerfherder’s mangled thumb or, the current “Double Oh” smirking behind a First Order mask?

      I’ll take Bond. Every time.

  • July 10, 2015 at 5:50 am

    I would bet they are all in the movie. Pegg said his face would distract so he is probably an alien, but at the end of the day I don’t really care unless they turn out to be a reoccurring character in a later movie.

  • July 10, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Who cares? MSW announced we have yet another standout female in the Female Awakens, a hot shot female x-wing pilot! I’m taking bets on she embarasses a male or two and makes them look pathetic. Yea TRENDS!!! And wait until Hiliary get’s in, the Sex Wars will be popular world wide!

    • July 10, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Give up then

  • July 10, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    “Simon Pegg is jealous he’s not in the movie”


    Jealous. That’s the word he used.
    Jealous of WHO?

    Jealous of Craig?

    I think Craig IS in the movie, but NOT as a StormTrooper.

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