'Episode 7' Director J.J. Abrams Reveals Even More Hidden Cameos From 'Star Wars' Legends

Colin Fredericson

Episode 7 is getting deeper. Not only has J.J. Abrams brought prestige back to the franchise, he's embellished Episode 7 with cameos from Star Wars legends. Besides the known actors with major roles coming back from Episodes 4, 5, and 6, there are more cameos from old favorites.

If you haven't seen the film yet, these cameos won't be so obvious anyway. But for the keen observer, you may want to stop reading now and see Episode 7 first. The rest of this article contains spoilers.Obi Wan Kenobi Vs Yoda: Best Star Wars Mentor

There is a scene right after Rey, Finn, and Han Solo meet Maz Kanata. Rey finds herself wandering down into the basement at Maz Kanata's place, and stumbles upon an object very familiar to Star Wars fans. When she takes hold of it, a variety of premonitions, flashbacks, and all sorts of visions bombard her. Major mysteries, hints, and clues flood in at the pace of a rapid heartbeat. This one scene provides the needed fuel for exploring Rey's orgin in the next Star Wars films past Episode 7, which will necessarily have to define what happens here.

Besides this scene being important to Rey, why does Maz Kanata even have the Star Wars centerpiece object? She's basically Yoda for a new generation. She's small in size, wise, and somewhat boisterous, but she hangs out in a much more more social atmosphere. She's also powerful, though it's not clear the extent of her power. She displays some of it when she reads Finn's mind by adjusting her peculiar eyeglasses.

— Nabu Scholar (@NabuScholar) December 18, 2015

"You do hear a little bit of Yoda. You hear Luke yelling out, 'Nooo!' from that moment in Empire. And you hear Obi-Wan at the end say, 'Rey … these are your first steps.' Here's the cool part. We asked Ewan McGregor to come in and do the line. And he was awesome and we were very grateful. He was incredibly sweet and handsome, and all that stuff. Then he rode off on his motorcycle. Literally the coolest voice-over actor ever."

And in a move that can be looked at as sacrilegious, Simon Pegg, Scotty of the new Star Trek films, crosses over into Star Wars territory and appears as the junk dealership's alien owner. In the film, he constantly shortchanges Rey when she stops by to trade junk for currency.

— Heroic Hollywood (@heroichollywood) December 21, 2015

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