Jon Stewart turned down a role in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' because he loves breaking our hearts.

Jon Stewart turned down a role in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' because he loves breaking our hearts.
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Stans everywhere, brace yourselves. Star Wars: The Force Awakens released on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday. According to UPROXX, the home release will include behind-the-scenes footage, juicy details, and deleted scenes. One juicy detail was also unveiled today, and it's about a celebrity cameo that never made it to the movie.

Empire Magazine interviewed Force Awakens editors Mary Jo Marke and Maryann Brandon along with creature designer Neal Scanlan and concept artist Doug Chiang. In the interview, they said The Daily Show's Jon Stewart (retired) was asked to make a brief appearance in the blockbuster film, but Stewart declined.

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Stewart said that he would only be in the movie if he played a good guy. Unfortunately, only stormtrooper roles were available. Instead, some of your other favorite celebs took the offer to join the dark side of the Force.

"There are other stormtroopers to look out for. Daniel Craig, [composer] Michael Giacchino, who hails Poe up to Kylo Ren in the village scene, and American comedian Ben Schwartz. Plus Kevin Smith voiced one in the castle battle," said editor Mary Jo Marke.

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You'll always be the Obi Wan Kenobi of late night TV, Jon Stewart.

Check out Empire's full interview to learn more secrets, here.

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