Star Wars: Domhall Gleeson wished Hux could have stuck around longer

Star Wars: The Last Jedi..General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) ..Photo: David James..©2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi..General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) ..Photo: David James..©2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved. /

Some fans didn’t like the way General Hux died in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Seems the actor might agree.

Fans had their own ideas of how they wanted things to go in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Some of the actors had their own hopes as well.

In this case, fans and Domhall Gleeson can agree. The actor who played General Hux in the Star Wars sequel trilogy recently did an interview with Indieview where he said he wished his character wouldn’t have died so soon in the final movie.

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Fans can agree.

Throughout the sequel trilogy, Hux was an important part of the First Order. Under Snoke, he, Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma formed three sections of the order. Hux had a regular audience with Snoke and was seemingly on equal ground with Kylo Ren when it came to importance in the First Order.

However, in the third movie, Hux was relegated to much more of a background character and even his standing in the First Order was pushed down once Kylo Ren became Supreme Leader. The two never got along, but it seemed as though Hux became an afterthought.

And then a traitor and a spy for the Resistance.

That storyline didn’t really reconcile with some fans and then his unceremonious and early death was also a waste for a character that had so much more potential.

Gleeson told Indieview:

"“It would’ve been nice to stick around a little bit longer, for sure,” Gleeson said in a recent phone interview. “It would’ve been nice to see the spy thing play out a little bit, but J.J. [Abrams] knows what he’s doing, and I heard a kind of gasp in the cinema when it happened, so I guess he was right.”"

Hux’s character was much more drawn out outside of the movies. There was more character building in the novels and comics, showing more depth to the character that had been depicted on screen.

This isn’t J.J. Abrams’ fault. It was an issue throughout the sequel trilogy. So much had to be thrown into the movies that there were some areas that didn’t get enough attention and that was certainly the case with Hux.

We wished he could have stuck around a little longer too.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is available on Blu-Ray and digital download.