Rumor Mongering: Has Domhnall Gleeson's Role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Been Revealed?
Fans have been speculating for months about the nature of Domhnall Gleeson's character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now Making Star Wars may have been revealed, in what would arguably be the first huge plot spoiler of the highly anticipated film.
Possible spoilers follow!
It now seems that Domhnall Gleeson may be playing the son of Luke Skywalker, who will be played once again by Mark Hammill in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Although they're careful to clarify that it's still in the rumor category, Making Star Wars claims to have a great deal of evidence for this rumor four different sources from "four different spheres of development without much chance of overlap between the sources. So either Gleeson is the son of Skywalker in The Force Awakens or someone prominent in the production is spreading misinformation (which I doubt)."
It's always possible that these rumors aren't true, especially for a film in which the studio has such a vested interest in keeping the details under wraps. But if this is just a rumor, it's a very persistent one.
Making Star Wars also details the rumors of Gleeson's character's significance in the film, which is apparently monumental: "He began this mission before his father went missing. When he succeeds in ending the Intergalactic Cold War by stopping the weapons of galaxy wide destruction he doesn't anticipate the immediate consequences. The cost? He opens up a new front and the war turns hot as there is nothing to keep the peace with mutually assured destruction no longer on the table. The real war then begins and the fight for the control of planets and territory begins, causing a conflict the storytellers hope will lead to countless Star Wars tales for years to come."
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18.