Rumor: Tom Hardy Said to Be in ‘Star Wars Episode VIII’

There’s a pretty cool rumor floating around out there that the one and only Tom Hardy could be making a cameo appearance in Star Wars Episode VIII… Sort of.

The thing is, none of this is substantiated as of now. The rumor popped up on, and it sounds a lot like the brief Daniel Craig “cameo” from The Force Awakens where Craig’s voice came from inside a stormtrooper in the middle of the film. But, hey, it’s Tom Hardy. I’ll take what I can get.

According to Making Star Wars, Hardy will appear as a First Order stormtrooper who is surprised to find that Finn made it out alive after the destruction of the Starkiller. It’s definitely a comedic moment according to the description, and I can almost see the interaction now.

Again, pure speculation based on a rumor on one site, but the details here are impressive if it isn’t true. And why wouldn’t Tom Hardy pop on the Star Wars set for a few hours (maybe less) to have some fun? Hardy will also appear in Christopher Nolan’s WWII drama Dunkirk in 2017, probably before the December 15 release of Star Wars Episode VIII. Who knows when Mad Max: Wasteland will truly become a thing.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.