Rumor: Tom Hardy’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Cameo Revealed

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by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer

One of the really fun things in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was finding all the cameos and then reading about the ones that were missed during the first couple of viewings (because who didn’t see it more than once?).

Making Star Wars revealed the cheeky way that Rian Johnson has decided to use Hardy in next years installment in the Star Wars Saga

It was amusing when MakingStarWars found out about Tom Hardy’s involvement it sounds like just the kind of fun part that Star Wars is starting to get comfortable doing.

This is a bit of a SPOILER, so I’ll give the usual warning space…

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Still here? Good, because this is pretty funny.

So Tom Hardy plays a First Order Stormtrooper that recognizes Finn (or FN-2187 as he knows him from their Stormtrooper academy days) while the latter is on a secret mission. Hardy walks up and slaps Finn on the ass and gives him kudos on his secret mission as a Resistance infiltrator. Finn, thinking he just got caught, is free to go about his business.

This sounds like a fun little scene, much in the vein of the Daniel Craig scene where he played the Stormtrooper who lets Rey go. It could be played for maximum laughs or have just the right amount of tension to make us think Finn is about to get blasted. Either way I’m kinda psyched for this.

It also raises a good question – namely why does the First Order think Finn is an infiltrator? Was it misinformation generated by Snoke and his cronies to stop more defections to the Resistance?

Making Star Wars has been right more often than not, but for now I think we’ll file this under RUMOR…but what a fun rumor it is.

 

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