James Bond is a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

By Nick Cowen on at

In news that is either an indication of just how many nerds in the world there are or a case of an actor messing with the national press just to see how far this story will go, Simon Pegg has let slip that Daniel Craig will appear in the next Star Wars film – as a stormtrooper.

In an interview with The Sun, Simon Pegg revealed that the bloke currently playing James Bond is going to be in The Force Awakens. At the premiere of Man Up in London, he said: "I wasn't a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper.

"I shouldn't have said that," he added.

Pegg and Craig have been rumoured to make an appearance in the next Star Wars film, but the roles they were playing were never confirmed. Unless this really is a prank that Pegg has decided to play on the media – in which case, kudos to you, Simon. You made it all the way to Gizmodo.