After decades of rumours regarding who was in the white armour in the original trilogy – Sylvester Stallone and John Travolta were rumoured to be secret Stormtroopers – the Disney era has brought a veritable plethora of celebrity cameos, meaning any number of blockbuster actors and singing stars could be hitting your local comic con when times get tough. Add to that list Karl Urban, cast in J.J. Abram’s 2009 Star Trek adventure as Doctor McCoy and now a First Order Stormtrooper.

“Here’s the process. I had the good fortune to go and visit J.J. Abrams while he was shooting The Rise of Skywalker. While I was there, he put me in a stormtrooper uniform and we had a really fun day on set.”

Urban’s part was more than a simple cameo in the suit, as his voice was also heard on screen.

“what is in the cut is my voice saying ‘Knights of Ren’ as Kylo Ren walks down a hallway past two stormtroopers. I am one of those stormtroopers.”

Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (The High Republic) (Star Wars: The High Republic)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Soule, Charles (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 400 Pages - 01/05/2021 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)