The Cameos You May Have Missed in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Old heroes return and James Bond succumbs to the Force

In its opening weekend, Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought in a staggering $247 million domestically, topping Jurassic World's previous record of $208.8 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. With a $528 million global start, the movie also broke Jurassic World's international opening weekend record, even without the critical Chinese market, where it doesn't open until January.

As ticket sales continue to roll in, here are some of the voices and hidden cameos that helped power J.J. Abrams' film to new box office heights (spoilers ahead):

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Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi

The two Jedi masters make a short cameo when Rey first picks up Luke's light saber. Abrams told Entertainment Weekly that the line "Rey... these are your first steps," is actually voiced by two Obi-Wan Kenobis: Ewan McGregor stopped by the studios to record a short voiceover, and Alec Guinness, who played Kenobi in the original trilogy and passed away in 2000, supplied the word "Rey." Producers where able to extract her name from an old Guinness line, "afraid." Frank Oz, Yoda's original puppeteer and voice actor, also worked with Abrams for the scene.

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Despite vehemently denying past rumors, Craig did appear in The Force Awakens as a Storm Trooper, specifically the Storm Trooper Rey Jedi mind-tricks into releasing her from Kylo Ren's torture chair.

Daniel Craig

Despite vehemently denying past rumors, Craig did appear in The Force Awakens as a Storm Trooper, specifically the Storm Trooper Rey Jedi mind-tricks into releasing her from Kylo Ren's torture chair.

Simon Pegg

Though not so much a cameo, Pegg's role as the junk dealing Unkar Plutt, questionable owner of the Millennium Falcon, was certainly hidden by layers of alien fat.

Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz

The two actors teamed up as "voice consultants" for BB-8, apparently supplying the many beeps of the newest Star Wars droid.

Originally published on esquire.com

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