Here’s another article I wrote on the website WhatCulture.com that I thought Star Wars fans might be interested in. Here’s the usual 200-word excerpt so you can see what it’s all about, followed by a link you can click to easily read the rest of the article.
Harry Potter actor Domhnall Gleeson is playing General Hux in The Force Awakens. Cue whoops of joy everywhere, before we calm down and start wondering exactly who “Hux” actually is…
His identity could be the key to unravelling a critical part of the film’s plot. Given that details of Gleeson’s role are being kept so secret – whereas Simon Pegg’s involvement and the re-appearance of characters like Admiral Ackbar and Nien Nunb have been leaked – his character must be crucial to the plot. The fact that Hux has been singled out for as much secrecy as Andy Serkis’s Supreme Leader Snoke is intriguing to say the least.
The Irishman Gleeson has also remained tight-lipped, revealing only that General Hux is evil and has a British accent. (The accent is not a surprising choice for a villain in a Hollywood blockbuster, although it’s likely to make English audiences roll their eyes at the unimaginative stereotyping.) So what else is there to the General – what is so vital to the film’s story that it cannot be leaked?
Please click here to read the rest of the article on the WhatCulture website. Thanks!