The cameo awakens.
A report coming out of Daily Express states that Tom Hardy is joining the cast of the currently untitled Star Wars Episode VIII as a First Order stormtrooper. Sounds familiar eh? Just like Daniel Craig cameoed as a stormtrooper that Rey Jedi mind tricks, Hardy will be playing a trooper that interacts with the main cast.
Potential spoilers below:
Apparently, Hardy’s character will recognize FN-2187, more commonly known as Finn, and try to catch up with his old friend. Hardy’s character will then congratulate Finn on infiltrating the resistance, unaware that Finn has fully defected. Sounds like it will be a humorous, inconsequential scene.
I’m assuming Hardy will be fully masked, and to the unaware will just be a random stormtrooper. It’ll just be a fun easter egg for those with an eagle eye. I’m hoping this becomes sort of a tradition for Star Wars, where a famous actor appears as a random stormtrooper in each film. That could be a lot of fun.
Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters December 15th, 2017.