Major film franchises are well-known for having cameos, and Star Wars is no different. Whether it be character cameos — such as C-3PO and R2-D2 in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — or celebrities taking a minor role in the background of a scene, there have been plenty of people you wouldn’t expect that have appeared in the Skywalker family saga, set in a galaxy far, far away.
With Star Wars: The Last Jedi still upcoming, John Boyega let confirmation of a few major cameos slip out in an interview on BBC Radio (via Screen Rant). As he stated:
I’ve had enough with those secrets. They came on set. They were there. I’m sick of hiding it. I think it was leaked, anyway. There were images. Every time I get asked, I have to dodge it. I’m tired of dodging it. They were there. Tom Hardy was there too.
Hardy is certainly a major cameo. But he’s actually just one of many big names to show up in a film from the Star Wars franchise.
As fans look forward to the surprise appearances that are set to come in The Last Jedi, we take a look back at the history of celebrity cameos in the Star Wars franchise — including some you may not have noticed or heard about.