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Here's why Domhnall Gleeson called himself 'British' at Comic Con

Come to the dark side, we have better lightsabers.

2015 Comic-Con - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Panel Gleeson (centre) at SDCC on Friday Associated Press Associated Press

IRISH ACTOR DOMNHALL Gleeson was announced as part of the main cast for the new Star Wars film last April, but until now his role remained a mystery.

Finally, at a Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel at the San Diego Comic Con event on Friday his character was revealed.

Gleeson (who’s the son of actor Brendan) will play General Hux, a baddie in charge of Starkiller Base.

At the event Gleeson was asked for some details about his character and he’s widely reported as responding:

Which prompted a bit of this:

What Gleeson actually said (in his very Irish accent) when asked by the host “are you really evil?” was:


Stand down everyone. Gleeson was not denying his Irish roots, he was simply giving a detail about General Hux. Phew. We can all get on with our days.

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