As you know, there have been several fun little hidden cameos in the most recent Star Wars trilogy. Most of those cameos included big stars all decked out as Stormtroopers. It turns out that Karl Urban was one of these actors with a secret cameo! He appeared in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and he even had a minor speaking role.
During an interview with Digital Spy, Urban revealed that while spending a day on the set of the film, director J.J. Abrams decided to throw a Stormtrooper costume on Urban and stick him in the movie. The actor explains how it went down:
“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.”
The scene he appears in The Rise of Skywalker is where Kylo Ren marches through a ship with the Knights of Ren walking behind him. They pass two Stormtroopers who are watching them go by and one them identifies them as the Knights of Ren. That was Urban.
“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.”
So, if you ever decide to watch the film again, no you know where you can see Urban’s big Star Wars debut.