The new Star Wars films have been hotbeds of celebrity cameos ever since The Force Awakens allowed Daniel Craig to go incognito beneath a mask and costume. So it stands to reason that fans would have their eyes peeled for famous faces in The Last Jedi.
However, as John Boyega recently said in an interview on ITV talk show This Morning, while Princess Leia plays a major role, audiences won’t be seeing two royals they may have expected.
Prince Harry and Prince William have long been known as Star Wars fans and known almost as long as having interest in The Last Jedi. The pair made an appearance at the London premiere, hanging with BB-8 and the legendary Mark Hamill, after stopping by the filming of Episode VIII.
So did they make it into the film they so obviously love? As Boyega has previously confirmed, Prince William and Prince Harry had filmed scenes as stormtroopers alongside The Last Jedi star. Yet, as Newsweek mentions when discussing the talk show clip, the “royal family won't be making a Star Wars debut after all—Prince William and Harry's scene got cut by director Rian Johnson at the last minute.”
"They cut it out of the film," Boyega explained to the This Morning host, continuing on that "[he] did personally apologize to them yesterday and said, 'Sorry you were cut out of the film.' Will was like, 'I guess I just need to work more on the skill.'"
While it’s doubtful lack of acting prowess was the reason for the cut, we now know there’s at least one deleted scene fans can look forward to on the eventual Blu-ray release of The Last Jedi.
In the meantime, there are plenty of other cameos to look for while not losing yourself in the wonder of a new Star Wars. Apparently Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ellie Goulding (maybe) are all hiding around on the edges of the frame in a film stuffed with heavily populated scenes and plenty of places to stow away celebrities.