Episode VIII of the sci-fi series Star Wars is “The Last Jedi”, and like its predecessors, this also holds promises to keep the audience captivated. There were rumors that Prince William and Prince Harry, the Royal siblings of Britain, would be seen in cameo roles in the movie. The source of the rumors was their visit to the set at Pinewood Studios in April last.

Actor John Boyega has now confirmed that the Royals will be seen in the movie in the role of stormtroopers. The two of them, along with Tom Hardy and Gary Barlow, would make up the foursome who would be responsible to guard Finn (played by Boyega) in an elevator.

Variety makes sense

Sky News reports that celebrities in the role of stormtroopers have been seen in Star Wars movies in the past, hence the entry of Prince William and Prince Harry, in the “The Last Jedi,” should not come as a surprise. In the last episode, “The Force Awakens,” it was Daniel Craig who was seen in a similar cameo role. He had been entrusted with the responsibility of acting as a guard to Rey (portrayed by Daisy Ridley).

Incidentally, some photographs pertaining to the visit of the Royal siblings to the set have been made public. In one of these, Prince Harry is shown with Mark Hamill, who is Luke Skywalker in the movie. The prince is apparently discussing an X-Wing fighter, and the subject could be on piloting because Harry is a pilot in his own right.

Prince William, the elder of the two, is shown enjoying a chat and exchanging views with BB8, the successor of the droid R2D2.

The story in brief

The Last Jedi” is episode VIII of the very successful Star Wars series that began way back in 1977. It has kept pace with new technologies to provide high caliber sci-fi movies, and the audience has been enthralled with new stories, new settings, and new adventures.

The current story is about the initial steps that Rey takes into the Jedi world. Rey (Daisy Ridley) joins Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to embark on an adventure with Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe (Oscar Isaac). Their mission is to uncover the mysteries of the Force along with secrets of the past. The cameo roles of the Royal siblings of Britain will be an added attraction.

Movies of this nature have a special attraction for a certain group because it is all about letting one’s imagination run wild in a world of fantasy. The production of this genre of movies is usually always high-tech, and the results leave a lasting impression on the viewers. This is expected to follow the trend.