New Images Reveal Domhnall Gleeson's Role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Friday, 19 June 2015 - 12:09PM
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Friday, 19 June 2015 - 12:09PM
New Images Reveal Domhnall Gleeson's Role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Of the many actors who were teased in that very first Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast photo in April of last year, the shroud of mystery remains for only one. Whereas the likes of Adam Driver, John Boyega, and Daisy Ridley have all had their characters revealed to fans, Domhnall Gleeson's role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been kept a secret. The Irish actor is widely thought to be playing a significant role in JJ Abrams' movie, but details of that role have been kept under lock and key, while Gleeson himself has revealed in the past that he has been sworn to secrecy over the specifics of his involvement on the project.

But as the Internet is wont to do, rumors were circulated earlier this year claiming to reveal details of Gleeson's role. We'll get to that in a second, but not before a good old fashioned SPOILER WARNING

While it's hard to imagine the chirpy Ex Machina star as anything other than Mr. Nice Guy, the rumors that emerged back in February suggested Gleeson would actually be taking up the role of one of Star Wars: The Force Awakens' key villains. Though this was just one of the many, Star Wars rumors circulating at the time, new leaked images appear to support that notion.

The photos, which you can see over at Making Star Wars, are clearly not official but they certainly look real. These shots follow another series of leaked images, which appear to confirm that a number of characters from Return of the Jedi will be making an appearance in The Force Awakens, as well as details over Greg Grunberg role on the project. You can see those over at StarWars7news.com.

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