Following in the long tradition of celebrity cameos in the Star Wars franchise, Tom Hardy has revealed his minor role in The Last Jedi.
The Venom and Dark Knight Rises actor posted a photo of himself on Instagram clad in Stormtrooper armor; however, he removed the image not long after. Luckily, one of Hardy's fans snagged the photo before it was taken down.
Rumors of Hardy's cameo arose months ago, during production of The Last Jedi, but he managed to sidestep any questions about it. “I don't know if I can even say that. Where did you hear that?" he said in one interview. “It could be [true], couldn't it?”
Other celebrity cameos include Baby Driver director Edgar Wright, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards and actor Justin Theroux, as well as Prince William and Prince Harry. However, the princes' roles were ultimately left out of the final cut.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ’, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. The film is in theaters worldwide.