Domhnall Gleeson: Star Wars Episode IX has different energy

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 September 2018
Gleeson at Goodbye Christopher Robin premiere

Domhnall Gleeson

Domhnall Gleeson says there is a "different energy" in the latest 'Star Wars' movie, 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

Domhnall Gleeson says there is a "different energy" in the latest 'Star Wars' movie.

The 35-year-old actor - who plays General Hux in the science fiction franchise - believes working on the ninth instalment is a lot different than 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'.

Speaking to Express Online, he said: "Between the Star Wars films, there's a different energy between JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson. I've been really lucky with the people I've worked with. That's the joy, getting to change it up."

Domhnall previously expressed his excitement at J.J. Abrams directing the ninth movie.

Speaking before he could officially confirm he was in the movie, he said: "I can't speak from any perspective except for the fact as somebody who likes the movies because it's not been disclosed to anybody - because obviously nobody knows what's going to happen with 'The Last Jedi' - whether I'll be involved in that film or not. So I don't think of it as somebody who's necessarily involved or not involved, that's just its own thing.

"But, you know, I think it's very bad for Colin but if that was - but if the right thing to do is to part company, the most right thing to do is the same in any relationship, you know? That happens. And then with J.J., he's a great director. I think that he did a brilliant job on the first one and it makes absolute sense why after they parted company with Colin that was the place they looked and I think it's very exciting for the fans of the film that he's back."

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 22min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Cast: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams
  • UK release: 19 December 2019

Emperor Palpatine (McDiarmid) is back and building an army, so Rey (Ridley), Poe (Isaac), Finn (Boyega) and the gang go up against him and Kylo Ren (Driver). The internal and external battle of Ridley and Driver is the strongest element, with magnetic chemistry, but elsewhere it’s disappointing fan service, a film that…

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