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13 ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Easter Eggs & Cameos

13 ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Easter Eggs & Cameos

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in theaters right now, obliterating every box office record. And repeat viewings by fans who want to continue their Star Wars journey throughout the weekend are partially responsible for its mammoth haul. The more times you see the movie, the more likely you are to recognize a new Easter Egg or spot a costumed celebrity cameo. We have an entire list of these Easter eggs and cameos for you right here, so you can better identify them the next time you step into this galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens had its world premiere in Hollywood, California this past Monday, which was the first time this highly-anticipated film was screened for fans and critics alike. And right away, those in attendance noticed quite a few cool hidden references. And it was the first time that the voice of BB-8 was revealed. We also learned that Daniel Craig does have a cameo as a Stormtrooper.

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Daniel Craig ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Cameo Revealed

Daniel Craig ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Cameo Revealed

Back in May, a new rumor surfaced regarding the ultra-secretive Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which revealed that 007 himself, Spectre star Daniel Craig, has a cameo in the highly-anticipated movie. The news came straight from another actor, Simon Pegg, who himself was long rumored to have a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was ultimately confirmed in the behind-the-scenes video released at Comic Con this summer. Simon Pegg revealed that Daniel Craig is playing a Stormtrooper, which Entertainment Weekly has confirmed. The site also has new details about his role, which do have a few SPOILERS, so if you haven't yet seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet, read on at your own risk.

One of the site's sources claims that Daniel Craig took on the role for "s--ts and grins," even though he vehemently denied the rumor. It does make sense, though since both Spectre and Star Wars: The Force Awakens were shooting at Pinewood Studios in London at the same time. The site reports that Daniel Craig's Stormtrooper is on the receiving end of a "Jedi mind trick," the first one ever attempted by Rey (Daisy Ridley).

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Daniel Craig Has Nothing Nice to Say About James Bond

Daniel Craig Has Nothing Nice to Say About James Bond

Better slow your roll there, Daniel Craig. While the actor has been openly on the fence about returning to reprise the character of James Bond after Spectre, it sounds like he's trying to talk his way out of the job. He's been rather scathing about the iconic super spy in recent interviews. And his latest bout with the press hints that Daniel Craig doesn't like James Bond at all. Talking with Red Bulletin, the official newsletter for Red Bull Energy Drinks, the actor once again blatantly called James a misogynist and claims that the secret agent has nothing to offer the world.

Many believe that Daniel Craig is the best actor to play James Bond since Sean Connery, though plenty of Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan fans will argue. There is no denying that he brings a certain weight and reality to 007 that was lacking in past incarnations of the super spy. But it sounds like Daniel Craig has absolutely nothing in common with this rogue lady's man. He's not alone, Sean Connery also notoriously hated playing Bond. There just must be something that rubs an actor the wrong way about his martini drinking ways.

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Is ‘Spectre’ Daniel Craig's Final James Bond Movie?

Is ‘Spectre’ Daniel Craig's Final James Bond Movie?

Many believe Sam Mendes will change his mind and return to direct a third 007 adventure. If that happens, we can expect to see Daniel Craig return as well. But if it doesn't happen, then Daniel Craig's days as Bond might truly be over. The actor is currently under contract for a 5th Bond movie, but it doesn't sound like producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson will stand in his way if he decides to go.

If Daniel Craig does decide to exit the role of James Bond, producers will certainly be on the lookout for a replacement. At the top of a lot of people's wish list is Idris Elba, who was name checked in an email that leaked during the Sony Hack of 2014. If he accepted the role, it would be the first time a person of color has played the part. Idris Elba himself claims that any chance of him playing 007 is long gone. But who knows? It could happen. If Daniel Craig does decide to step down, he is leaving a nice legacy in his wake, with his previous Bond movies some of the best reviewed installments of all time. What do you think? Will you be happy or sad to see him go? We have two new photos to share from the upcoming movie. Enjoy.

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Daniel Craig's Secret ‘Star Wars 7’ Cameo Revealed?

Daniel Craig's Secret ‘Star Wars 7’ Cameo Revealed?

Even if this rumor is true (which is quite possible since both Bond and Star Wars shoot at Pinewood Studios in England), and Daniel Craig does play a Stormtrooper, he certainly won't be readily identifiable by fans when Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18. And, if it's not true, fans can still see the actor return as James Bond in Spectre, arriving in theaters November 6. Would you like to see Daniel Craig or Simon Pegg in a minor role? Let us know what you think below.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released December 18th, 2015.

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‘Spectre’ Poster Features Daniel Craig as James Bond

‘Spectre’ Poster Features Daniel Craig as James Bond

Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in the new poster for the highly-anticipated 007 adventure ‘Spectre’, in theaters this November.
First ‘Spectre’ Video: Daniel Craig Is Back as James Bond

First ‘Spectre’ Video: Daniel Craig Is Back as James Bond

The first footage and photo from ‘Spectre’, the 24th James Bond movie, shows Daniel Craig as James Bond pulling off a big stunt.
‘Spectre’ Set Photos: James Bond Cast Arrives in Austria

‘Spectre’ Set Photos: James Bond Cast Arrives in Austria

Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista and Lea Seydoux arrive at Austrian ski resort Solden on the set of the new James Bond adventure ‘Spectre’.