A report posted by The Sun back in April mentioned the possibility of British comedian Adrian Edmondson joining the cast of Star Wars Episode VIII in some unknown capacity. Shortly afterwards, Adrian himself appeared to squash the rumor with this tweet he sent out. Now it sounds as if there might be some true weight to his involvement in Episode VIII if the comments he recently made in an article posted on the BBC (brought to our attention by the dudes at Star Wars News Net) are to be taken in the context we think we should take them.
Q: Is it true that you are going to be in Star Wars Episode VIII?
A: I wouldn’t know if I am or not. I can tell you I’ve signed a great big non-disclosure agreement for something – I’ve no idea what it was! [Laughs a lot].
Take it for what it’s worth for now until/if we hear something official from Lucasfilm accordingly.