Domhnall Gleeson weighs in on Star Wars Episode IX director switcheroo 2 years ago

Domhnall Gleeson weighs in on Star Wars Episode IX director switcheroo

General Hux has his say.

Domhnall Gleeson must be on his way to being the actor with the biggest box office takings ever, right?

Between the Harry Potter films and the Star Wars films, he just needs to be in a Bond movie and he'll pretty much have the hat-trick.

Actually... why hasn't he been cast as a Bond villain yet? He would totally rock that.

Moving on, he's soon to return as the so-evil-he's-basically-a-moustache-twirl-made-human General Hux for The Last Jedi this December, and with his epic drug drama American Made currently in cinemas, he chatted to IGN about the director's chair switcheroo for Episode IX, in which original director Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) was replaced by JJ Abrams (The Force Awakens):

"I can't speak from any perspective except for the fact as somebody who likes the movies because it's not been disclosed to anybody - because obviously nobody knows what's going to happen with The Last Jedi - whether I'll be involved in that film or not."

"So I don't think of it as somebody who's necessarily involved or not involved, that's just its own thing. But, you know, I think it's very bad for Colin but if that was - but if the right thing to do is to part company, the most right thing to do is the same in any relationship, you know? That happens."

There had been some talk about why exactly Trevorrow was removed from the project, with one anonymous Hollywood producer claiming that once Jurassic World became a huge success, he "was unbearable. He had an egotistical point of view - and he was always asserting that."

Regardless, Domhnall is more than happy with Trevorrow's replacement:

"[T]hen with J.J., he's a great director. I think that he did a brilliant job on the first one and it makes absolute sense why after they parted company with Colin that was the place they looked and I think it's very exciting for the fans of the film that he's back."

We also chatted to Domhnall about The Last Jedi when we talked to him about American Made, and you can check that out below: