Thursday, September 28, 2017

Domhnall Gleeson Talks About Reading 'The Last Jedi' Script for the First Time

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By: Dominic Jones

General Hux actor Domhnall Gleeson has been out promoting his new film American Made and, of course, he's getting lots of Star Wars questions.  Gleeson spoke with Collider recently and they asked him about what it was like for him reading Rian Johnson's script for The Last Jedi as well as his thoughts on JJ Abrams returning to direct Star Wars Episode IX.  Check out the interview below,



"When I read it I needed to talk to him, and I think that’s always a good sign. I was like, ‘Wow there’s some stuff there which is kind of—not scary but different to what I expected,’ and that’s a really, really nice thing. I think that’s a really positive thing, I think that’s important for those films that we don’t repeat ourselves. So I just wanted to talk to him, and when I talked to him he was so clear and so confident, not in a brash way but he knew the film he wanted to make, and it was a really lovely thing."

He also commented on JJ Abrams' return to Star Wars for Episode IX, saying,
"[I found out] like two seconds before, but nothing’s revealed about which, if any of us, are in Episode IX or not. I think it’s really cool that he’s doing it, and I’m interested to see how he approaches it because he’s a superb filmmaker."

Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15th.  The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro, and Lupita Nyong'o.


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