Harry Styles confirmed to play a Stormtrooper in Star Wars but which one?
20 December 2019, 09:45
Mark Hamill now seems to have confirmed that Harry Styles has a cameo as a Stormtrooper in The Rise of Skywalker - and we think we know which one he is.
The time has come. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final episode in the Skywalker saga, has hit cinemas and while critics reviews haven't been so iconic, the film itself a ride from start to finish. We'll let you decide if it's a good ride or a bad ride.
As you already know (or maybe you don't, maybe you've never watched Star Wars and you only clicked because you saw Harry Styles), there have been multiple famous people who have had cameos as Stormtroopers in the previous two films.
Daniel Craig had a small speaking part in The Force Awakens as a Stormtrooper guarding Rey. Tom Hardy, Prince William and Prince Harry, also had a cameo in The Last Jedi – although that scene was cut.
Now the big question is, who will be making a cameo appearance as a Stormtrooper in The Rise of Skywalker? Ahead of the world premiere, Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill might've dropped the hint we've all been waiting for...
It's.............................. Harry Styles. And now he appears to have confirmed it.
Yes, Harry Styles is allegedly playing a Stormtrooper, according to Hamill.
Taking to Twitter to tease fans over the inevitable celebrity cameos, Hamill wrote: "Tonight #TheRiseOfSkywalker Premiere finally brings closure to my dysfunctional family! Wonder who'll be the #SecretStormtrooper in this one? Considering they've all been UK Superstars (2 Royals+2 Actors) but still no singer, all the clues point in one direction: #Stylestrooper"
Tonight #TheRiseOfSkywalker Premiere finally brings closure to my dysfunctional family! Wonder who'll be the #SecretStormtrooper in this one? Considering they've all been UK Superstars (2 Royals+2 Actors) but still no singer, all the clues point in one direction: #Stylestrooper🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/aDn2xYUEqK— Mark HoHoHoHamill (@HamillHimself) December 16, 2019
Mark's tweet has obviously got Harry's fans hyped already, with one tweeting: "Wait is Mark Hamill implying that @Harry_Styles is the secret stormtrooper in the new Star Wars movie?" and another saying: "Mark Hamill is really out here implying that Harry was the secret stormtrooper & if that is somehow true I will... die?!???? I guess?? like what else would there be left to do???"
Following up his spoiler tweet later on, Hamill apologised and seemed to confirm that Harry is in the film.
"I deeply apologize for dropping the #SecretStylestrooper SPOILER after begging you to please, Please, PLEASE avoid them altogether," he wrote. "Still- the mystery remains: Which one is Harry? My lips are sealed because The Shush Is With Me."
I deeply apologize for dropping the #SecretStylestrooper SPOILER after begging you to please, Please, PLEASE avoid them altogether. Still- the mystery remains: Which one is Harry? My lips are sealed because The Shush Is With Me.🤫#TheRiseOfStyleswalker https://t.co/o1O4D1gORV— Mark HoHoHoHamill (@HamillHimself) December 19, 2019
But, circling back to matter at hand. Coincidentally, Harry Styles dressed up as a Stormtrooper for Halloween, which is where Mark got his pic of H in costume from. Stormtrooper Harry is rising!
But now the question is, which one is he? Of course, there's hundreds of Stormtroopers in the film. Some have very minimal speaking parts, others are simply there to shoot at our protagonists with their space guns and...miss. Like Daniel Craig, Harry could have a speaking part, or like the Princes, he could simply be a background soldier.
We've seen the film and we think we know which one Harry is. We have a feeling. But, you know, telling you would be a spoiler. (And we might be wrong.)
All we're saying is, keep your eyes peeled around the 20-25 minute mark.
Fans also think Ed Sheeran could end up with a Stormtrooper cameo alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda who both appeared in costume in a promotional teaser clip. However, according to Entertainment Weekly, a representative for Disney said that neither Miranda nor Sheeran are actually confirmed to appear in the film and that the footage is from "fan events over the years." (That also might be a lie, so keep your eyes peeled there too.)
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and talk show host Stephen Colbert are also rumoured to have Stormtrooper cameos. Both unconfirmed, of course.