Karl Urban Reveals His Cameo Role in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The Star Wars franchise is home to a lot of cameos from major celebrities, and Karl Urban adds to the long list of A-listers that already joined the fun. In a way, this is not surprising due to the monumental success of the famous space opera. Urban’s comments about his life-long goal of playing a stormtrooper indicate that the actor has the same passion as most fans in terms of being part of the galaxy far, far away.


The Boys and Thor Ragnarok actor Karl Urban recently spoke to Digital Spy, where he revealed that he had a secret role during The Rise of Skywalker. Urban shared that he achieved his “life-long goal” to play a stormtrooper during the film:

“Here’s the process. I had the good fortune to go and visit JJ Abrams [the film’s director] while he was shooting The Rise of Skywalker. While I was there, he put me in a stormtrooper uniform and we had a really fun day on set. It’s been one of my life-long goals to be a stormtrooper, so I can tick that off now.”

In addition, Urban also unveiled the exact moment where his cameo can be seen and heard during the film’s theatrical cut:

“What is in the cut is my voice saying ‘Knights of Ren’ as Kylo Ren walks down a hallway past two stormtroopers. I am one of those stormtroopers.”

You can catch Urban’s cameo at the 42-second mark of this clip.

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