Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, in pursuit of bringing the saga to its definitive finish, didn’t have a lot time left to discover all of the Sequel Trilogy’s aspect characters or give them a satisfying closure.
Common Hux, an aspiring chief of the First Order, was one among these characters that J.J. Abrams killed off early on for the comfort of the plot. And thus, within the place of the goofy villain who served nobody however his personal self-interests, we obtained Allegiant Common Enric Pryde, an Empire loyalist who turned his again on Kylo Ren and got here underneath the command of Palpatine. Nonetheless, Hux’s existence within the final film wasn’t so pointless, and the revelation that he was the mole within the First Order definitely led to a few of the funnier scenes in Abrams’ concluding entry.
As for Domhnall Gleeson, it’s secure to say that his portrayal of Hux was a fan-favorite side of Disney’s Sequel Trilogy, which says quite a bit contemplating the divisive nature of those motion pictures. However the actor himself feels that there was extra potential for his character. In a current interview with IndieWire, he stated as a lot whereas additionally acknowledging the truth that he understood why Abrams made the choice to kill him off.
“It could’ve been good to stay round slightly bit longer, for positive,” Gleeson stated. “It could’ve been good to see the spy factor play out slightly bit, however J.J. is aware of what he’s doing, and I heard a sort of gasp within the cinema when it occurred, so I assume he was proper.”
Common Pryde, performed by Richard E. Grant, was the one who personally executed Hux after turning into suspicious of his loyalties. When addressing his successor although, Gleeson had nothing however constructive phrases to say:
“I’ve been a fan of Richard’s work for a really, very, very very long time. So when you’re bowing out to anyone, there are lots of worse folks to bow out to.”
At any price, it’s comprehensible why so many characters needed to be sidelined for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to not shift focus from the primary plot, which was already too convoluted. Then once more, we wouldn’t have minded a few additional scenes with Common Hux, particularly throughout the movie’s third act.