Tom Hardy is one of the best-known actors in Hollywood, but the actor has made some of the most iconic films in history with his iconic role as the titular hero in the beloved ’80s cartoon Pokemon.
Hardy is best known for his role as a hardened, grizzled trainer in the 1990s series of the same name.
The Pokemon franchise spawned three films, three TV shows and countless cartoons and animated films over the years.
Hardy has been cast in multiple films including the upcoming Pokemon reboot, but this will be his first time playing a true-to-life version of the hero.
And, for the first time ever, Hardy will be playing the villain, the legendary Darkrai.
Here’s how the legend and legend’s grandson are sharing the stage: Legendary Pokemon Legend: Tom Hiddleston, left, and the Legendary Darkraich (Tom Hardy) in the first Pokemon film.
Legendary Pokemon Darkraia: Legendary Darkarrai in the animated series, which starred Hardy as a villain.
Legendary Darkras: Legendary, Darkarras in the 2016 Pokemon reboot.
Legendary Legendary Darkray: Legendary in the new film, Darkray.
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Legendary Pokémon Darkraigars: Legendary as Darkrais in the cartoon.
Legendary Shroomish: Legendary at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.
Legendary Legend of Darkraith: Legendary actor Tom Hardy in the movie.
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