Tom Hardy Responds to 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Rumors

Sunday, 08 January 2017 - 2:05PM
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Sunday, 08 January 2017 - 2:05PM
Tom Hardy Responds to 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Rumors
Tom Hardy is no stranger to science fiction films, having played Max in George Miller's most recent dystopian blockbuster, Mad Max: Fury Road, and the villainous Bane in Christopher Nolan's final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. So it was no surprise to hear that he may make a stormtrooper cameo in the next installation in the Star Wars saga, similar to Daniel Craig's in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Recently, The Hollywood Reporter had a chance to talk with Hardy regarding his upcoming series on FX, Taboo. During their interview, Hardy was also asked about the truthfulness of those Episode VIII rumors, and whether or not fans can expect to see him donning that iconic white space armor and hitting absolutely nothing at all with his blaster.  

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Final question: Rumor has it you're going to be a Stormtrooper in the next Star Wars movie. True?

I don't know if I can even say that. Where did you hear that?

The internet.

Ah, the internet is a glorious web of deceit and misinformation, isn't it? (Laughs.)

So that's misinformation?

It could be, couldn't it?
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Hardy responds cryptically, which is how one would expect him to respond if the rumors were true. It's always hard to tell when it comes to situations like this, but the uncertainty only helps to generate more hype for the project. Of course, if Hardy is in the film, it's unlikely that viewers will even be able to tell it's him under that armor. But it's entirely possible that he could have a line or two, so fans should keep their ears open for any familiar voices coming through those coms come this December.  

Hardy's new television series, Taboo, premieres this Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on FX. Star Wars Episode VIII is slated for a release on December 15, 2017.
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