Star Wars: Ed Sheeran Had Crazy Cameo In The Rise Of Skywalker
The Star Wars Sequal Trilogy is full of “easter eggs”, homages, callbacks, and nostalgia.
All three films are also full of cameos. And, as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker continues its amazing box office run, folks are beginning to notice fun details from the movie’s production.
That’s Ed Sheeran?
In December 2018, news spread that Ed Sheeran would get one of the many cameos in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Considering it was the final Star Wars movie in the nine-film Skywalker Saga, it wasn’t surprising to hear about nine million celebrities landing cameos. However, word spread that he’d be playing one of the stormtroopers. Thankfully, that would hide his face and be less distracting than his infamous OMG It’s Ed Sheeran cameo in Game of Thrones.
But no, the official Star Wars account just shared a link to this story highlighting 7 easter eggs fans might have missed in Rise of Skywalker.
Most of them were covered already, but the final one simply read “Ed Sheeran Plays This Alien Member Of The Resistance” with this photo:
Did Ed Sheeran also get to play a stormtrooper — like Daniel Craig in The Force Awakens and Tom Hardy in a deleted scene from The Last Jedi — or did he just get to wander around set in a stormtrooper outfit with his helmet off? Star Wars shared a special look behind the scenes before Rise of Skywalker’s release, and you can spot a stormtrooper, Ed Sheeran, at the :50-mark:
That’s all well and good, and Sheeran’s inclusion may be interesting to some, but it simply pales in comparison to MY favorite cameo from the Star Wars franchise:
Yep, that’s John Ratzenberger — a.k.a. Cliff Clavin, The Underminer, Hamm — as Major Derlin.
The veteran character actor spoke about his many cameos back in 2014:
Meanwhile, if you’ve missed all of the other eggs in the film, check out the below offering from New Rockstars: