Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry paid a visit in April 2016 to the Pinewood Studios set of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” where they met the film’s cast and crew, battled with lightsabers, sat in the cockpit of an X-wing and even hugged a Wookiee. While it was certainly a great photo op, it naturally led to speculation that the Royals could follow in the footsteps of Daniel Craig and Simon Pegg, who appeared in stealth cameos in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Asked over the weekend at Star Wars Celebration whether there might be any truth to the rumor, “The Last Jedi” writer/director Rian Johnson smiled and told Yahoo! Movies, “I have no idea what you’re talking about. I have no clue.”
“I can neither confirm nor deny,” added the filmmaker, who had a cameo himself as a Death Star gunner in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
Arriving in theaters Dec. 15, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” features returning cast members Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Anthony Daniels as C-3P0, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma and Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, joined by franchise newcomers Kelly Marie Tran as Rose, and Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern in undisclosed roles.