'Star Wars: Episode 8': First look coming soon; Tom Hardy skirts question on cameo appearance

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Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill gestures as he arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. Reuters/Paul Hackett

Mark Hamill will be sharing the first look of “Star Wars: Episode 8” soon, he revealed on social media. Meanwhile, Tom Hardy had a carefully worded response to reports about his cameo appearance in the upcoming film.

An exclusive first look of Rian Johnson’s film may be released online soon by Hamill (Luke Skywalker). In a tweet, the actor teased that he will be revealing something on his new series “Pop Culture Quest.” The actor did not give any further details about what he is going to reveal.

Credit: Twitter/ Pop Culture Quest

The title of the film is yet to be revealed. The trailer should have been out by now, but the producers decided to delay it because “Rogue One” was released recently, and they want to give some room before releasing details about Johnson’s movie. Producer Kathleen Kennedy has already confirmed that the fans will get to see something heading into spring.

While fans are hopeful of seeing something about “Star Wars: Episode 8,” it should be noted that Hamill is notorious for his online pranks and jokes. The first official trailer of the film is expected to be released during the Celebrations event in April.

Meanwhile, Tom Hardy spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about reports suggesting he has a cameo appearance in the film. The actor chose his words carefully, and he neither denied the reports nor did he confirm them. The actor pointed out that the internet is a place of “misinformation” and “deceit,” but refused to completely deny his involvement in the film.

“The Force Awakens” had a cameo appearance of Daniel Craig, but when the actor was asked about it before the release of the film; he also chose his words carefully and hinted that he wasn’t a part of the movie. The actor played the role of a Stormtrooper.

“Star Wars: Episode 8” is set to be released on Dec. 15 in Australia. The movie is expected to focus on what Luke Skywalker has been doing on Ahch-To all these years, and his return to fight the First Order.

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