‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Actor Domhnall Gleeson Defends J. J. Abrams’ Decisions

Domhnall Gleeson defended director J. J. Abrams’ creative decisions for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker brought the main saga to an end, over forty years after the franchise launched with the release of the original film in 1977. Unfortunately, a significant number of fans were far from pleased with the highly-anticipated conclusion to the saga and many have criticized director J. J. Abrams for squandering the potential set up by the previous film, The Last Jedi, or relying too much on the formula of the original trilogy.

During an interview with IndieWire, actor Domhnall Gleeson admitted that he was disappointed his character, General Hux, was killed off so quickly. However, Domhnall Gleeson supported J. J. Abrams’ creative choices and acknowledged that he was happy with what was in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:

“The film is what the film needed to be, I think. There’s always stuff that you would like to see more of, but you can’t have a 17-hour film, I’ve been told. Apparently that’s not allowed, so I was happy with what was there.”

Do you agree with Domhnall Gleeson’s assessment of the film? Where do you stand on J. J. Abrams’ creative decisions regarding The Rise of Skywalker? Let us know in the comments section below.

Here is the official synopsis for J. J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:

Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. The late Carrie Fisher appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available on Digitial HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

Source: IndieWire

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