For a while, Tom Hardy was rumored to have a part in Star Wars episode eight and now it seems very possible that the Mad Max star will have a cameo in the film.
Much like what JJ Abrams did with Daniel Craig, it seems that Tom Hardy will have a small cameo as well. According to Making Star Wars, Tom Hardy will play a First Order stormtrooper similarly to Craig. Since Hardy will be playing a stormtrooper, it might be difficult to recognize him with the helmet on. Regardless, it will still be a fun little addition to the film if the rumor ever gets confirmed.
Star Wars Episode VIII is set to be released in December of 2017.