Star Wars: Ed Sheeran And Lin-Manuel Miranda Have Cameos In 'Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker'

Hey, remember when *NSYNC appeared in one of the ‘Star Wars’ prequels?


No, you don’t because that scene was (rightly!) cut from the finished film.  But that hasn’t stopped other celebrities from forcing (no pun intended) their way into cameos in the ‘Star Wars’ movies.  (Ugh, why is this even a thing?)  The likes of Daniel Craig, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Simon Pegg, Kevin Smith, and Justin Theroux have all managed to score cameos in the recent films, although most of those are just as voices, usually of Stormtroopers.  Even the Princes, William, and Harry filmed cameos for ‘The Last Jedi’, but that footage joined that of *NSYNC in the wastebasket.  (Apparently, it shows up in the deleted scenes on the home video release.)  Carrie Fisher’s beloved dog, Gary made a cameo in ‘The Last Jedi’, but that one is beyond forgiven.  God bless Carrie and Gary!

In anticipation of the release of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’, Disney released a video showing the legacy of the franchise.  In the clip, it is shown that pop singer Ed Sheeran and Broadway’s Lin-Manuel Miranda are suited up for, what we assume are more celeb cameos.  Miranda is shown dressed as a Resistance soldier, alongside franchise newcomer Naomi Ackie, who plays a more substantial role as Jannah.  (Although we still don’t know who she is or what part she will play in the new movie.)  Sheeran is shown in Stormtrooper armor, albeit with the helmet off.

The video is overall, quite heartwarming, and includes a bunch of homages from different movies and TV shows including ‘Toy Story 2’, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘The Family Guy’, and ‘black-ish’.  There is even footage of Princes William and Harry!  You can check it out below:


This marks the second nerdy cameo by Sheeran, who also popped up in an episode of ‘Game of Thrones’.  Miranda is currently starring in the BBC/HBO genre series ‘His Dark Materials’.

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ starring Ed Sheeran and Lin Manuel Miranda opens on December 20, 2019.