Turns Out Even Kevin Smith Had Lines in The Force Awakens
We already knew Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens had an extensive list of cameos beyond the marquee-topping leads. But thanks to a new post at StarWars.com from supervising sound editor Matthew Wood, there are now even more names to match up with some of the throwaway lines throughout the film. It’s a heavily detailed list of 52 recorded lines of dialogue from nearly every location in the film—quite the catalogue of unrecognized voice talent to hold onto for over a month after the release date.
Sam Witwer, who is known for voicing the protagonist in the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game series as well as Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, has a number of lines, as does voiceover veteran Dee Bradley Baker. In fact, a number of voice actors for the Star Wars animated series pop up in the credits, including the show’s executive producer, Dave Filoni.
The most surprising name by far, though, is fanboy-of-all-trades Kevin Smith. Remember the Stormtrooper at Maz Kanata’s castle who first spots Poe Dameron and his fellow Resistance fighters flying in? That’s Smith—well, Smith’s voice. And producer Nigel Godrich, who was credited in the film alongside composer Michael Giacchino as a Stormtrooper, apparently voices the trooper who Chewbacca takes out during the siege on Starkiller Base. Take a look at the list—but do note that Wood says there are still a few uncredited lines that will remain shrouded in secrecy. Something‘s gotta fill the two years until Episode VIII, right?