Domhnall Gleeson portrays General Hux in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy; a Hitler-esque leader of the villainous First Order, with charismatic hate speeches to match.
With J.J. Abrams giving him the role in The Force Awakens and now announced as returning for Star Wars: Episode IX, it is clear that Gleeson has a lot of respect for his past and future director.
Speaking with IGN about his new role in Tom Cruise’s American Made, Gleeson had this to say about Abrams’ return: “With J.J., he’s a great director. I think that he did a brilliant job on the first one and it makes absolute sense why after they parted company with Colin Trevorrow that was the place they looked and I think it’s very exciting for the fans of the film that he’s back.”
Of course, Gleeson will first have a role to play in the next film in the franchise, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson.
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 14th in the UK and December 15th in the States and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb), Simon Pegg (Unkar Plutt), and Warwick Davis joined by new additions Jimmy Vee (Pan) as R2-D2, Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us) as Rose, and Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park).