(Note: This article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While it doesn’t give away any important plot points, it does discuss a scene that reveals some important information on one of the film’s main characters. What are you waiting for? Go see it already and then come back here!)
What could be cooler than being James Bond and having a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? “Not much,” is the proper answer to that question.
It’s been rumored that Craig would show up in the movie for a while, but his cameo was harder to spot than that of Max von Sydow, who appeared in one scene early in the movie and only for one scene but was easy to spot. Craig, on the other hand, showed up much later and wasn’t nearly as obvious because his face was hidden and his voice was somewhat modified.
Give up? As Entertainment Weekly reports, Craig was the First Order Stormtrooper assigned to guard Rey when she was a captive of Kylo Ren. After Ren’s failed attempt to interrogate her, she decides to see if she can pull off the old Jedi mind trick that influences people’s minds. The Stormtrooper initially refuses, suggesting that the untrained Rey simply doesn’t have the mojo to pull it off, but her second attempt does the trick, even getting him to leave his blaster behind on his way out.
And that was Craig! Not as heroic as his normal gig as Great Britain’s number one secret agent, but super cool nonetheless. We’d have to imagine that he may have met his end once Kylo Ren found out about Rey’s escape, but then again, he took most of his lightsaber rage out on inanimate objects in The Force Awakens, so it’s possible 007 is still alive in a galaxy far, far away.