In a recent podcast, actor Domhnall Gleeson revealed that he expected his character, General Hux, to die in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The actor recently appeared on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast where he expressed how surprised he was that Hux even made it through the first ten minutes of the film:
“I’ll be honest, I was very surprised that [General Hux] survived. I kind of imagined myself getting blown up in a ship pretty early on.”
The sentiment isn’t exactly surprising. Hux’s role in both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi could easily be seen as a stand-in for any number of Imperial Commanders who appeared throughout the original trilogy. As Gleeson himself could probably tell you however, they usually ended up being blown up in a ship. The most famous example, and Hux’s clearest parallel, would be the death of Grand Moff Tarkin, played by Peter Cushing in Star Wars: A New Hope who perished in the destruction of the original Death Star.
While there were plenty of shocking deaths throughout The Last Jedi, Hux was not among them which more then likely means we’ll be seeing plenty of Gleeson’s hammy, space-Nazi performance in the next installment. That is, if he doesn’t get blown up in the opening scene.
Here is the synopsis for the film:
“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.”
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Frank Oz and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters now.
Source: Happy Sad Confused