Hidden guest appearance in “Star Wars 9” revealed: This “Star Trek” star fulfilled a childhood dream
Many actors dream of one day being part of a “Star Wars” film – including Karl Urban. In “Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” the time had come for the “Star Trek” actor …
While in “Fanboys” the perennial and relentless rivalry between “Star Wars” fans and “Star Trek” followers was poked fun at, it is not uncommon for actors and filmmakers to switch from one franchise to another .
Of course, director J.J. Abrams, who first revived one cult saga with “Star Trek” (2009) and then the other with “Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens” (2015). And it was he who made it possible for another actor to also be part of both film series – even if nobody in the cinema should have noticed that.
For “Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker” Karl Urban slipped into the Stormtrooper outfit! The New Zealand star “The Boys” revealed this in an interview with Digital Spy. In the three most recent “Star Trek” films he has appeared as Dr. To see “Bones” McCoy.
For “Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker” Karl Urban slipped into the Stormtrooper outfit!
As a “Star Wars” fan, Urban felt honored to have had this chance at all and had a great day on set that the actor will probably not forget anytime soon. “It was one of my goals in life to be a power trooper at some point. I can cross that off the list now, ”said Urban.
By GoStream way, “Star Wars 9” is not only available on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray *, but alongside the other “Star Wars” films since May 4, 2020 also on Disney * – you’ll be able to see Karl Urban in But probably not able to make out the film.
For “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” in front of the camera? Not uncommon!
In addition to other superstars who have been allowed to play a stormtrooper (such as Bond actor Daniel Craig), there are also a number of actors who appeared in both “Star Wars” and “Star Trek”.
For example, numerous “Trek” actors such as George Takei, George Coe and Brian George gave characters in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” their voices. Scotty actor Simon Pegg, however, even got a role in “Star Wars 7” as Unkar Plutt.
As expected, Greg Grunberg can also be seen in both rows. The Californian has been working regularly with J.J. Abrams together, was seen in his series “Felicity”, “Alias” and “Lost”.
So it’s no wonder that he got supporting roles in the sci-fi cinema adventures. In “Star Wars 7” and “Star Wars 9” he can be seen as X-Wing pilot Snap Wexley, in “Star Trek” he was originally supposed to play an engineer named Olsen – but in the end he was only in a speaking role due to scheduling reasons to listen. In “Star Trek Beyond” there was at least an appearance as a commander.
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