1:20pm PT by Ryan Parker
Ted Cruz Doppelganger Spotted in 'Return of the Jedi'
As Star Wars fans continue to get more worked up for the opening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story later in the week, more fun trivia and memes are popping up on social media.
On Monday, it was pointed out that an Imperial officer standing in the background of the opening scene of Return of the Jedi sure looks an awful lot like Ted Cruz.
The Texas senator and former presidential candidate has some distinct features, which his doppelganger shares.
It's not surprising this is gaining traction now, with the intersection of Star Wars and politics on people's minds. Rogue One has generated some political controversy after writer Chris Weitz tweeted (and later deleted) comments against President-elect Donald Trump, but Disney CEO told The Hollywood Reporter there is no political message in the film.
Rogue One premiered in Hollywood on Saturday and was met with cheers from celebrities and fans who were lucky enough to catch the showing. The film, starring Felicity Jones, opens Thursday night.
Is… is that Ted Cruz on the left? https://t.co/gA0orB7xYT— Charles Leiserson (@LocutusMIT) December 12, 2016
The Cruz look-alike can been seen at 1:37 in the clip below: