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Hux Character Corner

General HuxKylo Ren leads the charge against the Resistance and Jedi in The Force Awakens, but there is another enemy alongside him. General Hux, played by Domhnall Gleeson, is a single-minded and driven leader of the First Order. His is also, perhaps, an even more dangerous figure.

Born about five years before the climactic battle of Endor between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire, Hux (no first name known as of yet) was born to Brendol Hux, a Commandant for the Imperial Academy on Arkanis. While growing up, young Hux continually imagined himself as ruling the galaxy, and thought it was his destiny. After the Empire signed a treaty and surrendered, Hux grew up hearing of daring Imperial agents and incredible military victories against the Rebels, and grew up thinking the New Republic was weak and inferior, leading him, ex-imperial officers, and other sympathizers, to flee to unknown regions of the galaxy and begin a junta. Using powerful technology he rose to become a general. He utilized an idea of his father to create intensely loyal soldiers using mental simulations (this is why Finn’s betrayal in The Force Awakens raises so many eyebrows).

Answering only to Supreme Leader Snoke, Hux became the Commander of Starkiller Base, the First Order’s primary base of operations. He, along with Sith Lord Kylo Ren, led the hunt for the last Jedi Luke Skywalker, whom Snoke deemed an enemy of the Order. This leads to the events of The Force Awakens, in which Hux fires the Starkiller on the Hosnian system, destroying the Republic capital and senate. Just before destroying the Resistance’s home planet a Resistance attack downs the Starkiller’s destructive power, leading to a collapse of the planet. Hux barely escapes, taking the humiliated Kylo Ren with him to harry the Jedi in the next movie.

Background

Hux's speech
General Hux’s speech to the First Order

Created for the 2015 The Force Awakens, Gleeson’s character was described as an obsessive character who didn’t get a lot of sleep, and was dedicated to gaining and retaining power at all costs. His appearance—pale, dark eyes—was created with this description in mind. Gleeson stated Hux “would just like a little bit more order in the universe,” and would do whatever it takes for that end.

Hux’s father, Brendol, actually appears in the young reader’s book Servants of the Empire: The Secret Academy, who’s ambition is to create an army of loyal soldiers trained from infancy. The connection was made while The Force Awakens was still in development. The idea in the story was then used as General Hux seeing his father’s idea brought to fruition.

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The Force Awakens New Information

The Force Awakens fan-made poster
The Force Awakens fan-made poster

We’ve recently become privy to some new information about the upcoming Star Wars Movie “The Force Awakens,” and we’re here to dish out the juicy details. Read and be amazed at the wonder that is this upcoming movie:

Characters revealed!

An interview with Director J.J. Abrams late in March revealed that an unexpected character will be joining the cast of The Force Awakens. He is quoted as saying “Meesa very excited about it.”

We also know that Former Director and series runner George Lucas will be making an appearance. Abrams was similarly tight lipped about it, but he revealed that the cross guard lightsaber held by the five-foot seven, seventy year-old Kylo Ren was Lucas’ idea.

Interesting animation choices

In an attempt to bring in fans of traditional Disney films, Producer Zippy Filmeister said that slightly less than half of the film will be done in classic animation techniques, similar to movies like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. With voice work done by Anne Hathaway and Brad Garrett, filmmakers harkened back to Disney’s origins in an attempt to turn The Force Awakens into a greater media experience.

The Crossover event of the Century

Script assistant Ferdinand Wolfgang Imhotep, M.D., stated that while the team attempted to get the most recent Peter Capaldi, only Matt Smith was available for the intended Stinger scene that shows The Doctor, from long-running BBC Series Doctor Who. Imhotep was reluctant to say if the Doctor has a hand in guiding the plot, or if his presence is for little more than an after-credits scene. We’re looking forward to Smith’s unique style of portraying the time-traveling adventurer, though we don’t know how he will fit into the Star Wars universe.

We’re looking forward to finding out more news about this much-awaited movie. The Force Awakens is gearing up to becoming the ultimate movie of the year, and this information only seems to make it better!