“This is most definitely the droid I’m looking for.”
The picture above is from Ex Machina, but Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac will soon be sharing the screen again in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You’d hardly know Gleeson is in the movie, though, as he’s been mostly left out of the promotional materials released so far. A new rumor coming from four sources might explain why his involvement has been kept so masked.
Spoilers to follow.
No, really. If this is true, it’s a huge spoiler, both of the character and of major plot points spanning multiple movies. Disclaimer over.
Making Star Wars reports they’ve heard the same story from four unrelated sources, who all say Domhnall Gleeson is playing Luke Skywalker’s son. Making Star Wars also says Gleeson is an Imperial who sends Stormtroopers after Finn (John Boyega’s character) after he goes AWOL. But Luke’s son isn’t all bad…
Apparently, Gleeson’s character is playing both sides to disarm the galaxy of its super weapons held by both sides which “should not be allowed to exist according to his internal moral compass.” But it appears he might do some bad things in the name of the greater good over the course of the film.
Of course, doing bad things with good intentions doesn’t always work out…
When he succeeds in ending the Intergalactic Cold War by stopping the weapons of galaxy-wide destruction he doesn’t anticipate the immediate consequences. The cost? He opens up a new front and the war turns hot as there is nothing to keep the peace with mutually assured destruction no longer on the table. The real war then begins and the fight for the control of planets and territory begins, causing a conflict the storytellers hope will lead to countless Star Wars tales for years to come.
Only one thing can end this war, and it’s a dance off between ginger Skywalker and Poe Dameron.