It seems that the criticism surrounding his guest appearance in HBO’s Game of Thrones last year hasn’t deterred Ed Sheeran from further cameos, as the musician has reportedly scored a role in next year’s Star Wars: Episode IX.
The Sun claims that Sheeran has secretly been filming scenes for the closing chapter of Disney’s Sequel Trilogy at Pinewood Studios, where the movie has been shooting since this summer under Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams.
Unlike his Game of Thrones role however, Sheeran will presumably be a lot harder to spot in the galaxy far, far away as it is said that he’ll be following in the footsteps of Daniel Craig, Tom Hardy and Princes William and Harry by playing a First Order Stormtrooper.
Given that Sheeran is just 5ft 7 in height, it certainly begs the question – isn’t he a little short for a Stormtrooper?
Star Wars: Episode IX is set for release on December 20th 2019 with J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) directing a cast that includes Star Wars veterans Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) as well as new additions Naomi Ackie (Lady Mabeth), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), Matt Smith (Doctor Who) and Keri Russell (The Americans).