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TFA Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux) in Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by Momotaros, Apr 30, 2014.

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  1. Hoggsquattle

    Hoggsquattle Jedi Master star 5

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    I don't understand.
     
  2. Hoggsquattle

    Hoggsquattle Jedi Master star 5

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    This is what I said:confused:

    My money is on Gleeson. For some reason I feel Issac is either going to be a by the book military officer under Solo's command or the morally ambiguous character of the trilogy - not a villain or hero - a criminal of some sort.

    Never said or thought anything of the sort - where did you get that from "Yes, they aren't going to officially announce every actor. Only major players, the open call and the prize winner. "



    That of itself isn't any indication of the significance of a role - but as I said above, I never voiced an opinion that the role was insignicant. Nor have I considered such a thing.
     
  3. HL&S

    HL&S Magistrate Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes but I'm saying that he doesn't have to be a lead to fly back to London to take part in the script read. He could have done it because it was possible. Actors travel quite a bit if and when they can. He could be playing a lead or a supporting role. I doubt he's playing a role the size of Rabe, but he could be playing something the size of Sio Bibble.








    You separated the open call actors from the rest of the announced actors which you labeled as major players. This indicated that you do not consider the open call actors to be major players but consider the rest of the announced actors to be major players. Even actors who were not at the script read or were announced later. Since you and I know that not every announced actor is a lead, that means you consider some supporting actors in the major players category. So now by saying you do not consider Clarke and Andersen's roles to be insignificant, it places them in a very strange and elusive spot which makes one wonder why they are where they are in your reasoning.

    Given what is known about past script reads and what we don't know about the movie, Andersen and Clarke could very easily have a role as significant as Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Oscar Isaac, or Max von Sydow. Who knows.
     
  4. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    He's playing Palpatine, a clone of Palpatine and Palpatine's son. All three are minor background characters though.
     
  5. Lurknomore

    Lurknomore Jedi Knight star 4

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    Gleeson is such a mystery. I feel he will be a baddie, though. Just because the goodie column is already so overstuffed.

    What kind of baddie, I wonder? The new Tarkin? The new Fett? The new Emperor?
     
  6. Varinnia

    Varinnia Jedi Knight star 1

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    wow [face_laugh]

    Anything else? I think it's more simple and obvious.
     
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  7. Lurknomore

    Lurknomore Jedi Knight star 4

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    Simple like... the new Maul? The new Jabba? The new Dooku? [face_whistling]
     
  8. coxie0520

    coxie0520 Jedi Knight star 1

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    Judging by thread views on this board Gleeson is the third most "popular" actor of the new cast behind Ridley and Boyega. There's something about this kid that is just intriguing people. :cool:

    I think it's a good sign he's still in the running as the third member of this new trio :D
     
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  9. Varinnia

    Varinnia Jedi Knight star 1

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    All begins with the new ...[face_laugh]

    Maybe it could be [face_thinking] I see the character that many expect and others hate.
     
  10. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    I agree. I said it earlier, but I don't see Gleeson as a baddie, at least not the way he currently appears. To me, this is bad Gleeson:

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    Long hair, scary appearance, made scarier by his lack of facial hair. The jawline is very intimidating, so if I were casting and I wanted him to be the villain, I'd request he keep clean-shaven. He looks very intimidating like this. On the other hand, the way he has been since the casting of VII:

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    To me, the beard and hairstyle make him far less intimidating, even making him look like a person I'd describe as "kind," "heroic," or even "approachable." He looks to me like the farthest thing you can get from a typical Star Wars villain. Palpatine, Maul, Vader...even Fett under his helmet had a gruff, intimidating look. Gleeson, with this look, evokes a more Kenobi or Skywalker feel. Now, I've made it no secret that I hope Gleeson is a Skywalker (or, barring that, perhaps Obi-Wan's great-nephew or some other distant relation), but even putting that aside, I don't see him as a villain.

    Although I do have to say, it would be hugely ironic if it turned out that Gleeson, one of the guys that people are expecting to be the third member of the lead trio, was the villain, while Driver, who has been rumored to be the villain since day one, was the third member of the trio. I'd probably laugh out loud in the theater–but I'd probably also be disappointed, honestly. :p
     
  11. Serpico Jones

    Serpico Jones Jedi Master star 4

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    Devin Faraci says Gleeson's character is a major spoiler.
     
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  12. Varinnia

    Varinnia Jedi Knight star 1

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    I think he will be the good guy, somewhat awkward.
     
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  13. Lurknomore

    Lurknomore Jedi Knight star 4

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    Considering this is JJ Abrams, I have a feeling "The new _________" will be applicable to every character in the picture...
     
  14. starocean90

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 7

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    the new what??????:p

    Hopefully, he's not playing Luke's son who became evil and that's why Luke is also evil. (and with that we get 3 for 3 male Skywalkers who become villains):p
     
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  15. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    I could see him playing the role of the awkward hero.

    Ridley: the new Luke/Leia/Anakin
    John: the new Han (?)
    Oscar: the new Lando (?)
    Dom: the new (PT) Obi-Wan

    Mixing casts from the trilogies, sure, but I'd be okay with that. :p
     
  16. Lurknomore

    Lurknomore Jedi Knight star 4

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    He's had that beard the entire time?

    I'm calling it now.


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  17. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Just curious–why?
     
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  18. starocean90

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 7

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    so you think with Faraci "hyping" his role that he would end up being a Trooper????;)
     
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  19. Varinnia

    Varinnia Jedi Knight star 1

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    You may be right.

    But speak to almost all the characters and I think the options are few ;)
     
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  20. Lurknomore

    Lurknomore Jedi Knight star 4

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    Because I believe this poster's black-helmeted rogue character really exists.

    I believe the only bearded-good guy-Obi Wan type will be Luke.

    I don't believe Gleeson would be playing a soldier, either of the Republic or the Empire, with facial hair.

    I don't believe he would be wearing creature makeup over a beard.

    I don't believe they'll have a bearded aristocrat/Emperor type.

    So that leaves a mercenary who never takes his helmet off.
     
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  21. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Fair enough. But my opinion is the black-helmeted mercenary might be Oscar Isaac.
     
  22. starocean90

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 7

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    or it could be PP(Parkour Pip).;)
     
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  23. coxie0520

    coxie0520 Jedi Knight star 1

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    That's how I perceive Luke through the first half of ANH, actually :) I can totally see it!

    Off-topic, but I forgot how much I miss using smileys when I'm on my iPad. I may have to boot up my laptop more often :p
     
  24. Varinnia

    Varinnia Jedi Knight star 1

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    I can't explain it, but I can imagine wanting to be a farmer, but he must make a big decision.

    Ignore me, I'm wrong [face_laugh]
     
  25. Lurknomore

    Lurknomore Jedi Knight star 4

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    I have another theory about Pip, based on his age and character description...
     
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