Talking with the Radio Times, Domhnall Gleeson has reflected on the changes to his character in The Last Jedi, how he expects JJ Abrams to go in unexpected directions with Episode IX and that he does not yet know if he will reprise his role.
“What was brilliant [about The Last Jedi] was that it was unexpected,” Domnhall Gleeson, who plays First Order senior Officer General Hux told as part of a wide-ranging interview, relating particularly to the more comedic direction his character was taken in contrast to the more serious portrayal in The Force Awakens.
“And I’ve got a feeling that what JJ does may also be unexpected.
“I wasn’t expecting [Hux’s comedy] to be the way it went in VIII, at all. It really surprised me. And I’d say rather than played for laughs, it was written for laughs. We did it with an eye on the comic elements of it.”
Gleeson went on to clarify that he doesn’t know for sure what “unexpected” things we could, er, expect – he has yet to see a script for the new film, which starts filming in a few months – but he was eager to see what Abrams had lined up for him in particular
“I’ve got no idea because I haven’t read a script,” he said.
“I have no idea what direction he’ll take it in, or even if he’ll use me. So I’m hoping that if I’m in the next one, I’ll get to do [some more comedy].
For more from the interview, including comments from Daisy Ridley, take the link below.