Tom Hardy Talks ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Casting Rumors

Lucasfilm will later this year see the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise fall into place. Star Wars: Episode VIII, goes into theaters December 2017, and the production of the film has already ended. There are, however, many secrets surrounding the much anticipated film, and the fans are still curious about more than just its name. when it comes to the films casting, rumors have been flying around that Tom Hardy had actually succeeded in getting a role, but has been modest about the possibility of him getting it.

He apparently is determined to stay this way, and recently sat down in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The actor had even hedged when the site questioned him about the film’s rumors.

“Ah, the internet is a glorious web of deceit and misinformation, isn’t it?” he joked.

When the actor was asked about the rumors, he still didn’t take the bait. The actor instead stated “It could be, couldn’t it?”

If you aren’t familiar with hardy, and his possible inclusion in the eighth episode, then you should probably know that sources have suggested the actor is playing a stormtrooper in the film. According to news from MakingStarWars, the site heard of Hardy’s possible role as a member of the First Order in the film. It was also rumored of his character sharing a relationship with Finn, as the two had apparently trained together in their youth.

For now the rumors cannot be denied from either Hardy or Lucasfilm. Fans are only speculating the possibility, and it seems that moviegoers will be pleased with the possible sly cameo, should it be put in the film.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is written and directed by Rian Johnson, continuing the previous saga films. Star Wars expands their universe with Rogue One, the first of their new standalone movies that take place without any focus on the name Skywalker.

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Source: comicbook