RUMOR PATROL: Tom Hardy’s Role in Star Wars VIII Revealed?

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[Possible spoilers for Star Wars VIII ahead]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was filled with cameos from a few well known celebrities, such as Daniel Craig and Simon Pegg. With Episode VIII already in production, can we expect a few more surprise cameos from some A-list actors? It seems so.

A rumor has surfaced (hat tip to MakingStarWars), which states that Mad Max: Fury Road actor Tom Hardy has a somewhat significant scene in Episode 8. According to the site, they claim that in the film Hardy plays a First Order stormtrooper who stumbles upon Finn (or FN-2187). Recognizing him as an old academy buddy, he goes over and greets him, not realizing he’s on a secret mission for the Resistance. Hardy’s character congratulates Finn on his promotion, and lets him be on his way (to Finn’s amazement).

This would be a fun scene, similar to the one where Rey disables a stormtrooper (who was played by Daniel Craig) using her jedi powers. This is a pretty thorough rumor, so there may be some truth to it. However, Finn was injured and out of commission at the end of The Force Awakens, so we can’t be sure what’ll happen just yet. We’ll keep our ears to the ground and keep you guys updated.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled to release on December 17th, 2017.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available for purchase on Blu-ray and DVD.

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