'The Last Jedi' Script Is Unlike Any Other 'Star Wars' Film, Says General Hux Actor

Friday, 29 September 2017 - 11:10AM
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 11:10AM
'The Last Jedi' Script Is Unlike Any Other 'Star Wars' Film, Says General Hux Actor
Image credit: Lucasfilm
Hate it or love it, one thing that most people can agree on is that as the opener to a new trilogy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens felt...familiar. There have been online dissertations comparing every second of the film to A New Hope, and some fans are nervous that The Last Jedi will follow suit and be a ripoff rehash of The Empire Strikes Back. In a recent interview with Collider.com, Domhnall Gleeson (aka General Hux) used a lot of adjectives to describe his first reactions to the script for the upcoming film, but the one that is maybe the most reassuring is "different."

"When I read it I needed to talk to [Rian Johnson], and I think that's always a good sign," said Gleeson. "I was like, 'Wow there's some stuff there which is kind of-not scary but different to what I expected,' and that's a really, really nice thing." Without throwing The Force Awakens under the bus, Gleeson praised The Last Jedi for its originality, and also spoke highly of his experiences with Johnson. "I think that's important for those films that we don't repeat ourselves. So I just wanted to talk to him, and when I talked to him he was so clear and so confident, not in a brash way but he knew the film he wanted to make, and it was a really lovely thing."



"Just [to] sit down with a filmmaker you really enjoy… but to see him, just the confidence of it and his excitement about what it could be and everything, it was really pleasing to see. Very calming. And I got really excited about being in it, and it was a really very, very cool experience working with him. I would love to work with him again, I really enjoyed it." Gleeson added that you never really know what a film will be until it's done, but he feels good about what they made. "Even when you read the script, you don't know what the tone of something is gonna be. You can guess at it, but I can't wait to see it. I just wanna sit in a room full of people and watch that movie and see what it does to us."

Pissing off the Disney/Lucasfilm Gods is a crime punishable by death, so Gleeson was very careful not to give anything away during the interview. He wouldn't even confirm Supreme Leader Snoke's height relative to the other characters in the film, a detail that some believe was spoiled by a recent batch of toys. His comments about the "different" script could be a carefully rehearsed spiel to talk about the movie in a positive way without actually talking about the movie, or we could actually be in for a Star Wars movie unlike the previous seven.

Pending any future leaks, the world will find out when Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.
Science Fiction
Sci-Fi Movies
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
No