Is this the best Star Wars extra ever?
Ivan Radford | On 04, May 2016
Extras. They’re everywhere in films and we don’t even notice. But every now and then, they stand out from crowd. Quantum of Solace’s sweeper. The Stormtrooper hitting his head in Star Wars Episode IV. That guy in The Dark Knight Rises who gets knocked out by thin air in the middle of a fight.
The Force Awakens proudly continues this tradition with an early scene on Jakku, when Finn (John Boyega) is rushing to find water. He’s running through the market, minding his own business, when a strange figure appears in the background.
On May the Fourth, allow us to introduce your new favourite Star Wars extra:
Who is this mysterious man? Does he have a name? What is he saying? Did he rehearse his line over and over? Did he just stumble on set in the middle of filming? Did John Boyega even know he was there?
He’s such a good extra, in fact, that it turns out he fits seamless into any Star Wars movie: