Here Are a Couple The Rise of Skywalker Cameos You Almost Certainly Missed

Rey, probably upset she didn’t catch these cameos.
Rey, probably upset she didn’t catch these cameos.
Image: Disney/Lucasfilm

Did you know Ed Sheeran was in this movie? No? Well, okay, honestly that’s probably a good thing. But he is there! So are a lot of other people; the Disney trilogy of Star Wars films hasn’t been shy about folding in cute cameos. And while some were pretty obvious, there are at least a couple that you almost certainly missed.

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In a new post on the Oh My Disney promotional blog, Disney runs down some of the things you might have missed in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, including the aforementioned cameos. First off, did you know John Wiliams was in the movie, marking his first cameo in a Star Wars film? While on the bar in Kimji, he appears briefly in the background as a bearded bartender named Oma Tres. Which is an anagram of “Maestro.” Cute!

Then there’s Ed Sheeran. He plays, uh, this guy:

Ed Sheeran???
Ed Sheeran???
Image: Disney/Lucasfilm
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Who is that? I… don’t know. No name is given. He’s a Resistance alien. Hey, at least it’s a less obtrusive cameo than Sheeran’s uncanny, reality-shattering appearance on Game of Thrones. In other music news, Nigel Godrich, famed English record producer and Radiohead collaborator, plays a Stormtrooper. Neat.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is still in theaters. 


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DISCUSSION

When they’re masked, I don’t mind. It’s a neat little trivia tidbit, but it doesn’t distract or do damage. Let celebrities be stormtroopers and aliens, it works great.

Unlike having Pippin pop up in the background to ask about a “Holdo Maneuver” just so Greg Grunberg (who never stopped being Greg Grunberg despite his cute Star Wars character name) can canonically say “that was one in a million” and we burn about ten seconds of screen time in order to make some whiny, vocal fanboys SHUT THE HELL UP.