John Boyega Hints Again at Possible Cameos by Princes William and Harry in ‘Jedi’

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John Boyega has hinted again that heirs to the British throne Prince William and Prince Harry and actor Tom Hardy have cameos in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s “Today” program Friday morning to promote Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit,” Boyega was asked about the rumors he fueled when last on the show – that the two royals had secret cameos in “The Last Jedi” as stormtroopers – and whether the princes had lines.

“I think they took that scene out,” Boyega said jokingly, then added: “I’ve had enough with those Prince William secrets, man. They came on set; they were there, man. Tom Hardy was there, too – I said it. I’m sick of hiding this.”

The actor, who plays former stormtrooper Finn in the sequel trilogy, said questions had dogged him ever since the rumors first began circulating in April 2016, when William and Harry visited the “Jedi” set (pictured). “Every time I get asked I don’t know how to dodge it,” Boyega said Friday. “Yeah, they were on set.”

British tabloid The Daily Mail originally reported the rumors after the princes were photographed on the “Jedi” set at Pinewood interacting with the cast and crew and enjoying a mock light-saber battle together. The newspaper quoted a source claiming the princes would appear in non-speaking roles in a scene with Finn, Daisy Ridley’s Rey and Benicio Del Toro’s new character, DJ.

In May of last year, the website Making Star Wars reported that Hardy would also appear as a stormtrooper in the film and that his role would be a speaking part. It said Hardy would appear alongside Boyega, playing a stormtrooper who had trained with Finn years before.

On the radio program Friday, Boyega stopped short of stating that the two princes and Hardy were definitely in the movie, or had even filmed cameos, saying only that they had all been “on set.” But his comments have been construed by some as confirmation. Merely confirming the princes’ presence on set would not have been a big “secret” Boyega felt he had to “dodge” given that official images of the set visit were released at the time.

It would not be the first time that a famous face hid itself behind a mask in a secret cameo in the franchise, with Daniel Craig delivering a brief line as a stormtrooper in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

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  1. Leon says:

    Star wars has become PC BS chick flick.

  2. Leon says:

    Just further Proof Disney has ruined star wars. When did star wars become british? When will people realize the extremely racist undertones of white women infront with a black and mexican doing her bidding. When will people see that Rey is the worst thing to ever happen to star wars. When we people realize this movie is PC propaganda for Chinese audiences. When will people see that star wars has been killed ruined raped and murdered. By Disney. And Rey with her British accent and dumb face. Boo!

    • Miss Cleo says:

      Oh sweetie, I think it’s wonderful they have internet access in your group home.

      • Leon says:

        HAHAHA. Resort to insults huh? Sounds like youre the uneducated one here. Did I attack you no. Did I attack a movie that clearly is pushing an agenda yes. Seems to be you’re a bit out classed here. I suggest you either learn how to disagree without being harassing. Cause it just makes you look like a hypocrite and loser. Also Shocker you’re a women who must defend her sisters (he says sarcastically while rolling his eyes and then laughing). Its like I set a trap and you saw it but still walked into it cause you’re a bit slow. Sorry Charlie but you’re the problem. So happy to see you write so sad to see how you wrote it.

        Education is important. You shouldn’t have dropped out.

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