Another Favorite Is Confirmed to Appear in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII


***Spoilers ahoy! Details about an additional Episode VIII actor and character follow. If you don’t want that sort of information invading your wormhole, back on out now! Episode VIII Spoilers.***


Boy howdy, the Star Wars universe just keeps bringing in more and more epic talent. As if Mads and Ben Mendelsohn in Rogue One weren’t enough to send us over the moon, rumors of another brilliant actor joining the franchise have been confirmed. I don’t know where he’s finding the time (Peaky Blinders, Taboo, Mad Max) — though I’m sure anyone asked would make the time — but Tom Hardy is confirmed for an Episode VII role.


According to Making Star Wars, Hardy will interact with Finn aka FN-2187 (John Boyega), and they have some very specific details that I’ll *Spoiler code below for those who don’t want any further information. If you want to know more about who Hardy will play, and don’t mind being spoiled, read on.

Episode VII Spoilers
“Tom Hardy plays a First Order stormtrooper.
Said stormtrooper glimpses FN-2187 on a secret mission but doesn’t realize it.
The “incognito” FN-2187 is surprised when the stormtrooper walks up behind him and slaps him on the ass.
FN-2187 turns around and believes he’s dead. He’s surely going to be captured.
The stormtrooper is elated to see his old friend from back during their First Order academy days.
The stormtrooper congratulates FN-2187 on his promotion to Resistance infiltrator and spy.
FN-2187 is free to go about his business to his amazement.”

MSW likens Hardy’s role to Daniel Craig’s Force Awakens cameo, it’s not a huge role. Who knows if we’ll even see him with his helmet off — but from the scene description, we could get lucky and see Hardy’s stormtrooper and Finn have face to face interaction.

Read more at Making Star Wars, and may the Hardy be with you. Please don’t Spoil others!

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over ten years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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