Star Wars: Domhall Gleeson describes his reaction to Episode IX script


The first time Domhall Gleeson read the Star Wars: Episode IX script, he didn’t get what he was expecting. Seems lots of surprises are in store.

In the lead up to Star Wars: Episode IX, we get little peeks into the movie or the mindset of those around the film.

With actors promoting other films as we wait until The Rise of Skywalker comes out in December, they are inevitably getting asked about the upcoming movie. It’s the last film of the Skywalker Saga and everyone wants to know about it.

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Domhall Gleeson, who plays General Hux in the sequel trilogy, is currently on the press tour for The Kitchen. Collider recently say down with him and asked him about Episode IX. 

While Gleeson’s answers were vague enough, there was one thing he said that caught my eye. He was asked about reading the Episode IX script for the first time.

Gleeson told Collider:

"“It was cool. It was a page turner. It was different than what I thought. It was great. You feel part of the tiny club that gets to read these things ahead of other people, and I really enjoyed that. I think it’s going to be great.”"

First, it’s great that he said it was a page turner, but it’s also the type of thing I expect him to say. Gleeson wouldn’t say anything negative about it, especially with the negative backlash from The Last Jedi. Lucasfilm is going to do everything to pump up this script, so I’m sure they all have a directive to say good things.

But that’s not the part I noticed.

He said, “It was different than what I thought.”

Which made me wonder, what did he think it would be?

There’s a path the trilogy was headed especially with just one movie left. While we don’t know details — or really anything — there’s an idea that certain things will happen. If one of the actors is surprised by the script, it should leave fans surprised as well.

It seems to show J.J. Abrams has a lot in store for The Rise of Skywalker than we are anticipating.

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Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled to come out December 20.