After almost two years of speculation, it’s finally been confirmed. Actor Tom Hardy is indeed involved with Star Wars: The Last Jedi as a stormtrooper in a cameo role. The news was revealed by a Tom Hardy fan account on Instagram:
Of course it’s still unclear which stormtrooper exactly he appeared as, or if his scene stayed in the film at all. It’s possible that the footage simply ended up on the cutting room floor. Hopefully as time passes his role will be more easily identified! At the very least, with the images that were shared on the account, it’s clear that he must be on some kind of First Order spacecraft.
In the film…
Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.
The Last Jedi features an all-star cast that includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.
Rian Johnson wrote and directed the film, with Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman serving as producers. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin serve as executive producers.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently playing in theaters and dividing fanboys everywhere.
What do you think about Tom Hardy having a cameo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Where do you think his character could be? Be sure to let us know all of your thoughts and theories in the comments!