“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” came out last week and it exceeded all expectations. Now that most of us have seen the epic adventure play out on the big screen, it’s time to discuss the film’s secrets.
No, we aren’t going to discuss who died and who made it out alive. But we’re going to talk about the small roles which were handed out by director Rian Johnson to famous celebrities from around the world. This is your final warning: this post may contain spoilers. Having said that, if you haven’t watch “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” then you’ve already lost to the dark side.
1. Justin Theroux as The Master Codebreaker
Justin Theroux’s cameo is perhaps the most obvious as he took on the role as the moustached floral pin-wearing Master Codebreaker. When Finn and Rose find themselves in the Canto Bright casino scene, they find Master Codebreaker playing poker. Rather than helping the duo, he’s more interested in flirting with women and gambling his money away.
2. Lily Cole as “Lovey”
Although Master Codebreaker once had a romance with Lupita Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata, it is the mysterious “Lovey” that is by his side at the casino. It is revealed that the Codebreaker’s companion is always studying him in hopes to overthrow him one day.
3. Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Slowen Lo
Joseph Gordon-Levitt confirmed on Twitter back in October that he had a role in “The Last Jedi”. He played Canto Bight resident “Slowen Lo”, who was pissed off at Rose and Finn for parking their cruiser on the beach. Gordon-Levitt is only 1 of 2 actors to have appeared in all 4 of Rian Johnson’s films. The other is Noah Segan.
4. Warwick Davis as Wodibin
Warwick Davis played another Canto Bight alien called Wodibin. In case you didn’t know, Davis previously portrayed Wicket the Ewok in “Return of the Jedi” and was also involved in “The Phantom Menace”.
5. Princes William and Harry, Tom Hardy, as well as Gary Barlow as Storm Troopers
It’s been long rumoured that Prince Harry and Prince William had a cameo in “The Last Jedi” since they were photographed on set. In addition, Tom Hardy and Gary Barlow were also said to be playing stormtroopers. Although John Boyega has said that their appearances were cut in the final edit, there are online theories that suggest that the princes appear as the pair of executioner stormtroopers who torture Finn and Rose.
6. Edgar and Oscar Wright as Crait Resistance Fighters
The “Baby Driver” director and his brother also had a scene as rebels. According to writer Joanna Robinson, Edgar Wright was spotted behind Poe Dameron in the hanger on Crait. Besides Wright’s brother, Oscar, director Joe Cornish was also allegedly in that scene.
7. Gareth Edwards as Resistance Trench Soldier
While certain cameos are much harder to spot, Gareth Edwards’ character was quite easy to spot. The “Rogue One” director previously gave a cameo role to Rian Johnson as an Imperial Technician in his “Star Wars” movie. It’s nice to see “The Last Jedi” filmmaker returning the favour.
8. Gary Fisher as Space Gary
Carrie Fisher’s beloved dog, Gary, also made a delightful appearance in the Canto Bright casino scene. The furry pet had a bit of prosthetics as a pet for one of the casino’s high rollers.
9. Michaela Coel and Ellie Goulding as Resistance Fighters
British pop star Elli Goulding also recently revealed that she filmed a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it role as one of the crew in New Republic’s Resistance army. Michaela Coel, the actress from “Chewing Gum”, also played one of the good guys. She was the person who declared “they found us” early on in the movie.
Other honorary mentions include:
- Kate Dickie as Hux’s First Order Monitor
- Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca
- Frank Oz as Yoda
- Hugh Skinner as Holdo’s First Officer
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is out now in cinemas.