Domhnall Gleeson's Star Wars character revealed

Domhnall Gleeson has revealed he is set to play General Hux - who he described as "evil" - in the eagerly-awaited 'Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens'

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Domhnall Gleeson

Domhnall Gleeson will play General Hux in 'Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens'.

The 32-year-old Irish actor is among the star-studded cast for the much-anticipated sci-fi movie and while he's tried to remain coy about his on-screen character, Domhnall has revealed he will play a bad guy.

Speaking about his character at the San Diego Comic-Con, Domhnall said: "I am evil! He's British, so yeah."

The 'About Time' star also shared Hux will be in command of a First Order base "Starkiller Base".

Meanwhile, it's also been revealed that Simon Pegg has been handed a role in the upcoming movie, prompting the British star to admit he's in "heaven".

He shared: "My whole life has lead to this moment. I'm in heaven."

Later, he added: "It's 'Star Wars'. I burn for 'Star Wars'."

Simon is a self-confessed 'Star Wars' fanatic, but previously distanced himself from appearing in the sci-fi franchise.

He said: "I feel like my face in Star Wars would pop people out of the movie. Look, I love Star Wars, and I don't want people to watch and go, 'Oh, there's Simon Pegg's face'."

'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' is to open in December 2015.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 136 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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