Meanwhile, 'Clerks' director Kevin Smith has a one-line voice role in the film
Clerks director Kevin Smith has a one-line voice role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney has revealed.
Smith provides the voice of the Stormtrooper who says “We have incoming at 28.6! Move!” as Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron and members of the Resistance enter Maz Kanata’s castle.
Smith’s cameo was revealed in a blog post on StarWars.com, which also confirms rumours that Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich provides the voice of a Stormtrooper. His character simply says “Hey!” as an elevator lifts to reveal Han Solo’s companion Chewbacca.
It was previously revealed that US comedy stars Bill Hader (Trainwreck) and Ben Schwartz (Parks And Recreation) both provide the voice of BB-8, the film’s round ball-like droid. “JJ [Abrams] fucking around with this sound effects app on his iPad that was attached to a talk box operated by me,” Hader said in December when asked what his role involved. “It looked ridiculous but it made BB-8’s voice. At first I tried doing a voice, but we all agreed it sounded too human.”
Other “additional voices” revealed in the StarWars.com blog post include Dave Filoni, the executive producer of the Star Wars animated series, and Sam Witwer, whose voice is familiar from the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game.