"I don’t know if I can even say that," Hardy previously said when asked if he made a cameo in the blockbuster filmed in England.
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson reportedly shot a scene featuring Prince Harry, Prince William and British actor Tom Hardy, only to cut it from the film, and new reports say the scene has landed online for your viewing pleasure.
The deleted scene features Finn (John Boyega), Rose (Kelly Marie Tran), and DJ (Benicio Del Toro) in an elevator with a group of Stormtroopers while they're undercover as First Order officers trying to steal top secret intel about the battle ship's weakness.
Tension rises when one Stormtrooper takes a closer look at Finn, prompting the former First Order soldier to turn and ask, "Is their a problem soldier?"
That's when we hear a familiar voice coming through the Stormtrooper's mask: "FN-2187. You don't remember me?" asks a guy who sounds a lot like Hardy using a southern accent.
We won't spoil the rest of the scene for you, though, but according to reports, Prince William and Harry are the taller Stormtroopers standing behind Finn. There is no solid confirmation (or any speaking from them) to know for sure, but we do know this: The Royals did visit the "Last Jedi" set in April of 2016, as documented in the photos at the bottom of this article.
"I don’t know if I can even say that," he replied when asked about the rumor the reporter read on the internet. "Ah, the internet is a glorious web of deceit and misinformation, isn’t it?"
Indeed. And now we can add a "Star Wars" Stormtrooper with a southern accent to that glorious web, whether it's Hardy or not.