Tom Hardy's Deleted Scene In The Last Jedi Now Available On YouTube
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The Krays, Bane, a World War Two fighter pilot. There aren't many roles Tom Hardy can't say he's played, and he can also add Stormtrooper to that lengthy list.
We already knew the star actor had made a brief appearance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi in 2017. Unfortunately for Tom, his scene was cut, but fortunately for me/us/you, it is now available on YouTube, and it's a good 'en.
The scene sees Finn, Rose and DJ dressed as Imperial officers attempting to infiltrate the First Order.
Nervous enough as it is, Finn's worries are heightened when a familiar voice echoes behind him. The American-sounding stormtrooper seems to recognise him. Check it out.
Worried that he's about to have to get all up in his grill (shoot him to death with lasers), Finn reaches for his gun, only to be stopped by DJ.
Thankfully, Hardy's Stormtrooper is just glad to see him (not like that, it would be painful in the Stormtrooper costume) and expresses surprise as he never had Finn down as 'captain material'.
He then slaps Finn (a superior officer) on the arse, risking punishment both for breaching the Empire's strict private/officer code of conduct and for slapping someone on the arse, which you're not allowed to do.
Hardy wasn't the only famous name to make a hidden appearance in The Last Jedi. During filming, there was speculation that Princes William and brother Harry - who loves a costume - hung around on set before appearing in the film dressed as Stormtroopers. Last year, John Boyega, who played Finn, confirmed the rumours on BBC Radio 4.
"I think they took that scene out," he joked about their purported cameo. "I've had enough with those secrets. They came on set. They were there. I'm sick of hiding it. I think it was leaked, anyway. There were images."
While it's a pity that Hardy's scene didn't ultimately make it into the final film, fans can console themselves in the knowledge that he'll be hitting the big screen again later this year in Marvel Comics Venom.
A spin-off from the Spider-Man franchise, it sees Hardy play Eddie Brock/Venom and also features Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed.
The Last Jedi was a huge success at the box office. After being made on a big $200 million budget, it raked in over $1.3bn at the box office, and probably twice that on those damn Porg toys.