The British Monarchy might just end up in a galaxy far, far away.
On Friday morning, in an interview with the BBC Radio 4’s “Today” show about his latest film Detroit, John Boyega confirmed that Prince William, Prince Harry, and Tom Hardy were on set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Many fans have taken this to mean that the rumors that all three British men have cameos in the movie as Stormtroopers are true.
“I’ve had enough with those Prince William secrets, man,” Boyega, who plays Finn in the trilogy, said in response to questions about the cameo rumors. “They came on set; they were there, man. Tom Hardy was there, too – I said it. I’m sick of hiding this.”
The rumors started to circulate after the Princes visited the set in April 2016, where they were photographed interacting with the cast and crew, and even participating in a mock lightsaber battle. The Daily Mail also reported that the two monarchs would be in a scene, but in non-speaking roles. In May 2016, the website Making Star Wars claimed that Tom Hardy would play a stormtrooper who trained with Finn before he broke away from the First Order.
Now, while Boyega neither denied nor confirmed these rumors, his frustration over the commonly known fact that both Prince William and Prince Harry visited the set might just point to something more secretive.
If they truly do have a cameo, they would be following in Daniel Craig’s foot-steps. Craig played a stormtrooper with a brief line in The Force Awakens. The truth will be revealed when The Last Jedi drops this December.