More Secret Cameos in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Revealed
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens now officially a part of movie history, secrets from the production have been steadily emerging. From Bill Hader's involvement as droid BB-8's 'vocal consultant' to Daniel Craig, Ewan McGregor and a whole host of others' involvement in various parts of the film. A huge data dump of these secret cameo performances was just released in a piece by StarWars.com, which details, in chronological order, many of the folks who voiced a Stormtrooper, resistance pilot and more. Two names stand out—Radiohead's super producer, Nigel Godrich, and filmmaker and massive comic fanboy, Kevin Smith.
The list is long, but where Godrich and Smith are concerned, their parts in The Force Awakens are pretty hilarious, only when you think of these massive successes in their own right living out their childhood dreams by getting to be a small part of the Star Wars galaxy. Godrich's part, for example, is comically tiny.
Let's start with Kevin Smith, a man who has an entire, lucrative side career as the leader of AMC's Comic Book Men. For Smith, his voiceover was slightly meatier than Godrich's, and came at a frenzied time in the film—when Maz Kanata’s Castle is attacked by the First Order. Smith voices one of the Stormtroopers in the forest, who reacts to incoming Resistance fighters by shouting; "We have incoming at 28.6! Move!”
For Godrich, he did get to come voice-to-face, so to speak, with Chewie at the Starkiller base. Godrich's voice can be heard when the Stormtrooper opens an elevator, revealing Chewie. Godrich gets a single word; "Hey!"
It might not be much, but you know you'd probably take it.
Here's the full list.