Walking Dead Actor Norman Reedus Talks His Desire to Play a Stormtrooper

zNorman-ReedusJames Bond reportedly went undercover in Star Wars: The Force Awakens playing a Stormtrooper, hiding behind a mask and helmet. How about having a Zombie hunter playing a Stormtrooper as well? One actor reveals his desire to play a Stormtrooper in a Star Wars film.


Last year Daniel Craig reportedly made a secret cameo as a Stormtrooper in the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise. According to an article in Entertainment Weekly, Craig “did it for s–ts and grins.” Spectre and Star Wars: the Force Awakens filmed concurrently at Pinewood Studios in London, making the cameo easy. If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll remember this scene — Rey (Daisy Ridley) is captured, and she’s attempting to harness the Force. She tells the Stormtrooper who is guarding her, “You will remove these restraints and leave this cell with the door open.” He responds, “I’ll tighten those restraints, scavenger scum.” That’s the Stormtrooper.


So how about another secret actor playing a Stormtrooper in a Star Wars film? In a recent interview the Walking Dead Actor Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon on AMC’s The Walking Dead, talks about his desire to play a Stormtrooper in a Star Wars film.




The actor met with Salon to talk about his role in in a new indie film called “Sky”. He was asked whether it’s easier for the actor to find work given the success of “The Walking Dead”? Or is working on the series restricting in if he chooses indie films over blockbusters due to time commitments?


“It’s absolutely opened more doors. I would be lying otherwise. I’ve always done art shows–photography, painting, sculpture–and now I get offered art shows all the time. Am I doing different work? Sometimes I’m doing the same stuff, but more doors are opening. I think anybody can have a little success and get offered more stuff. I’m not against blockbusters or indie films. I like a good story and good people involved. Would I fucking play a Stormtrooper in “Star Wars”? Fuck, yeah! Cool outfit!”


There you have it folks: What would you think about a crossbow-toting zombie hunter Daryl Dixon playing a Stormtrooper in a Star Wars film? Call me crazy, but I wouldn’t mind seeing a Stormtrooper wielding a Crossbow.


Perhaps, the actor should give director Rian Johnson ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ or ‘Han Solo: A Star Wars Story’ directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller a call.


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45 thoughts on “Walking Dead Actor Norman Reedus Talks His Desire to Play a Stormtrooper

  • April 18, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Deathtroopers Anthology confirmed. Lol.

    • April 18, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      one could only wish!!!

    • April 18, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      If he is, then he’s not a very consistent one (rescues Lando from the Sarlacc pit, and Finn from SK Base).

  • April 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Seriously? We’re doing this? Pumping out an article just from a single line from some random TV actor stating that he’d be interested in playing a non-major-role stormtrooper?

    Come on SWNN, you’re better than this! Don’t act like those geek culture click-bait sites out there (as you are definitely not of that type and you’re actually above that sort of behavior) .

    • April 18, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      You should break-free and setup your own news site. Exercise the creative freedom to put the world bang to rights, existing in a click-bait free utopia, whilst dictating the pace to slowly disappear up your own arsehole.

      P.S. SWNN site team always win.

      • April 18, 2016 at 5:13 pm

        Correction: the MSW site team always wins. SWNN is just playing catchup as MSW has a proven track record now and winning the SW spoiler game more so than any other SW fan site or general geek media news site.

        • April 18, 2016 at 5:59 pm

          Shame they no longer have an outlet for your self-validation (comments section).

    • April 18, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      Viral Hide, when are you going to ban this nutcase? The whinging and moaning is starting to get old. Marsha , if you don’t like it here go back to MSW. I’m sure they’d appreciate your banter over there.

  • April 18, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    With Daryl riding high on the Negan dead pool list (source comic material suggests otherwise *cough* GLENN *ahem* – but you never know, since the show has taken character departures, as w/ Andrea), it would seem he might have free time (!)

    …or not

  • April 18, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    I will not allow another SWNN – MSW conflict started in the comments by some random poster. Comments and account deleted.

    • April 18, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      Ohhh I would have loved to see what they wrote . 😉

      • April 19, 2016 at 3:12 am

        Oh dear Marsha….we barely knew ye. Moment of silence.

        • April 19, 2016 at 3:21 am

          Was it Marsha!? Hahaa

          • April 19, 2016 at 4:49 am

            ‘Twas…she went a bit battier than normal over the Reedustrooper article. Poor kid’s nuttier than squirrel poop!

        • April 19, 2016 at 6:33 am

          *breaks out the party favors*

          • April 19, 2016 at 9:49 am

            Do I report you now or is that all over and done with?

        • April 19, 2016 at 9:47 am

          It’s ok it’s ok. Another one will be along soon enough. They clone these type of people. In a few weeks time we’ll laugh again.

      • April 19, 2016 at 9:41 am

        She went on a SWNN vs MSW rant. He/she/it started foaming at the mouth and his/her/its eyes started to roll into the back of his/her/its head so Viral thought enough was enough.

        • April 20, 2016 at 7:10 am

          I’m pretty sure you just described the plot of The Exorcist. Cool.

          • April 20, 2016 at 9:07 am

            I’ve watched that film 3 times. The first time I watched it I was 8 years old. My Mother tried to dissuade me but I told her that I was a big boy and I could handle it. Long story short, I couldn’t sleep for about 2 weeks.

  • April 18, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    plays trooper and ends up picking up Chewies crossbow with a familiar stare at it….then ends up captured with Chewie bashing his head in with crossbow…lol!

  • April 18, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    I think its everyones wish on these boards to get to be a Stormtrooper on film for Star Wars.

  • April 18, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    This is one character-actor who needs to grace the GFFA.

  • April 18, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    I met him. He’s waaaaaay too short to play a stormtrooper.

    • April 19, 2016 at 12:30 am

      Norman Reedus is 5ft 10. John boyega is 5ft 9, Reedus would be fine.

      • April 19, 2016 at 3:39 am

        They never explained but I think The First Order got so desperate for troops that they started taking runts.

        • April 19, 2016 at 3:52 am

          Yeah maybe. High isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Being a short stormtrooper is a good thing. Lower centre of gravity and less of a big white target to get shot at!

          • April 19, 2016 at 10:52 am

            I think it’s more for intimidation purposes since even in TFA they still weren’t great shots.

          • April 19, 2016 at 12:34 pm

            Yep useless. Maybe there’s hope with the new death troopers in Rogue One!

          • April 19, 2016 at 1:10 pm

            In the old EU, I think they had light refracting abilities on their arnor which would be kind of cool.

          • April 19, 2016 at 1:16 pm

            Yeah that would be awesome! They’re meant to have green lights near the mouth. Just haven’t seen them in the night time yet. Awesome!

          • April 20, 2016 at 2:35 pm

            I’d like to see aerial and aquatroopers as well like in TCW but upgraded.

          • April 20, 2016 at 3:05 pm

            That would be awesome. Hopefully. As long as it’s a good-great movie I’ll be happy!

          • April 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm

            In the old EU they literally had a trooper for every environment imaginable and I’d like to see them all just not at once. It would be something to look forward to in every OT era film.

        • April 19, 2016 at 2:31 pm

          There is an explanation built in. The FO troopers were taken as children. Their height as an adult just is what it is.

          • April 20, 2016 at 2:34 pm

            Correct. But I figured they would be more like Sparta and toss out the ones who don’t meet their requirements. Especially since Phasma oversaw everything. Then again, Beggers can’t be choosers.

  • April 18, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    You wouldn’t even have to pay me… and I’d stand in near passing out heat for hours for the honor. Love me some stormies!

  • April 18, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Who wouldn’t want to be a storm trooper you could be in a sweet costume and be in a star wars film

  • April 19, 2016 at 3:41 am

    I’m okay with these types of cameos as they work for nothing, are experienced, and only the fans who know who they are. I’d just like them to stay away from cheesy Austin Powers type walk ons where they mug for the camera.

  • April 19, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Cool I love walking dead too so that would be awesome

  • April 19, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    And that’s why the rest of us mortals don’t stand a chance to get a role even as an extra, in Star Wars. I asked my agency and around for the Dubrovnik and the casting was already done even before the shooting was mentioned. People with money, strings and reputation got it all.

    • April 20, 2016 at 3:13 am

      As a nobody, I’d even be okay playing an ant that Rey accidentally steps on and kills.

  • April 19, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    This guy would be a sweet lead. I’m thinking bounty hunter or just a rouge

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