Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Had a Secret Ed Sheeran Cameo

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Had a Secret Ed Sheeran Cameo

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has been out for a month now, but we’ve only just learned the full details about Ed Sheeran’s secret cameo.

The movie previously teased that the singer-songwriter would be playing one of the stormtroopers, but apparently he had another role that will definitely come as a surprise to fans.

As revealed by Oh My Disney (and confirmed by the official Star Wars Twitter account), it turns out that one of the alien members of the Resistance was actually played by the ‘Shape of You’ singer.

Ed Sheeran as Alien, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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The character, who doesn’t have an official name, is just the latest in a string of guest roles for Ed.

His appearance in JJ Abrams’ Episode IX comes after his entertaining turn in Beatles movie Yesterday, his killer role in The Bastard Executioner and his notorious cameo in Game of Thrones.

Ed Sheeran

Disney

Elsewhere, The Rise of Skywalker has made $1 billion at the global box office, even though it currently stands as the lowest-rated live-action Star Wars movie on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of just 52%.

The movie has proven divisive among critics and fans, and 42% of Digital Spy‘s readers found the Skywalker Saga’s final chapter “disappointing”.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is out now.

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