NEWS: British Army to appear as extras in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

British Army Star Wars X-WING

Well there’s no getting away from it; the world seems to have gone Star Wars mad with the new movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens hitting cinemas earlier this week to applause from fans and critics alike. Now it seems even the British Army Air Corps are getting their share of the success with news that they are assisting in the filming of Rogue One: A Star Wars story expected out next year.

The makers of Star Wars, Lucasfilm and Disney have hired members of the British Army to serve as extras in the upcoming movie about the mission to steal the Death Star plans. Director Gareth Edwards said he planned to make the most realistic sci-fi combat experience yet with Rogue One and to do that he needed people who really what air combat was really like.

One extra/Army Air Corps pilot said to Forces.TV;

All the guys on our squadron are massive Star Wars fans. When our Officer Commanding asked us if we wanted to be an extra in the next film during a morning brief, nobody put their hands up. We all thought it must be a wind-up. It took him most of the day to convince us that he really did know someone who was looking for a body of men to mill around in the background and do what they were told.


5 responses to “NEWS: British Army to appear as extras in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  1. Should I be ashamed to say that I am extremely excited to hear this news? I’m seeing episode VII ‘The Force Awakens’ at 2pm this afternoon. To say that I am excited is an understatement! Quite sad for a 41 year old man, but in my defence, the Star Wars franchise has been with me all of my life. Glad to see it went to the Army Air Corps, they are a deserving corps that are worthy of this recognition.

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