It appears December’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will keep with the series tradition of featuring celebrity cameos. A new “special look” video for the upcoming movie seemingly confirms that Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will appear in the big-budget sci-fi film.
Miranda appears at around 53 seconds, and he seems to be playing the role of a rebel fighter. Sheeran plays a soldier for the Empire, as he can be seen at 55 seconds in a Stormtrooper outfit. Maybe they will meet up for a sing-off.
Miranda contributed to 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens by co-writing the song “Jabba Flow” for the scene in Maz Kanata’s cantina. As for Sheeran, The Sun UK reported a year ago that Sheeran would play a Stormtrooper in Episode IX, but the new video is the first we’re seeing of Sheeran in costume. Sheeran had a cameo in Game of Thrones as well.
The Star Wars series has welcomed numerous celebrity cameos over the years, including Justin Theroux (The Last Jedi), Joel Edgerton (Attack of the Clones), Tom Hardy (The Last Jedi), Sofia Coppola (The Phantom Menace), Daniel Craig (The Force Awakens), and Gary the Dog (The Last Jedi).
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, and Lupita Nyong’o. The movie hits theaters on December 20.
In related news, the first live-action Star Wars show, The Mandalorian, came to Disney+ earlier in November. The first three episodes are available–check out GameSpot’s reviews of Episode 1, Episode 2, and Episode 3.