Rumors about Tom Hardy’s participation at the Star Wars Episode VIII film had plagued the online community. The speculations suggested that Hardy will appear in a cool cameo as Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In 2016, the actor confirmed that he will take part in the film. However, there is no official word about the nature of his cameo. Still, a new set photo hinted that the actor geared up with Stormtrooper suit.
Star Wars Episode VIII director, Rian Johnson, posted an announcement on Twitter that he will attend a special panel at the Star Wars Celebration. He included a special behind-the-scenes picture with some Stormtroopers with his Twitter post. His post is found below.
Star Wars Episode VIII: Fans spotted the Stormtrooper Tom Hardy
In the photo, one Stormtrooper stand out from the rest with his helmet off. The fact that the Stormtrooper’s helmet was off does not made him unique among the crowd. Fans freaked out when they realized that the un-helmed Stormtrooper looked a lot like Hardy. Nevertheless, some fans are wary over the photo. Johnson is the kind of director that would keep everything a secret. There were reports that the cast members have to shred their scripts after they were done with it, in order to avoid a leakage. Posting a behind-the-scenes photo with Hardy in it would be a deviation to the director’s usual secretive self. Some fans think that it was a very bold move for the director.
Fans are wondering as to why the director would spoil the photos at this time. There were some theories claiming that Johnson might simply decided to mess up with fans or perhaps wanted to give the fans some treat.
Whatever Johnson’s reasons are, a cameo on the Star Wars universe is not new. There was similar cameo in The Force Awakens. Fans saw 007 actor Daniel Craig, suiting up the Stormtrooper armor. However, his cameo was closely guarded secret until the film’s release. The recent set photo surely set the fans ablaze, igniting more talk about the film.
Express UK reported that Hardy will play a First Order stormtrooper. He will recognize an old comrade FN-2187 and will give Finn, a firm slap behind. Finn is terrified that he was spotted since he defected from the dark side
Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. Other cast members include Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis and the late Carrie Fisher. Star Wars Episode VIII will head to the cinemas on December 15, 2017.
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) February 15, 2017