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A poster of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," directed by Rian Johnson. Star Wars/ Facebook

Amid growing concerns among the fan base about “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” being a rehash of “Empire Strikes Back,” cast member Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux) has revealed something that will be of interest to those who want to see some originality in the film. In a recent interview, the actor teased how the film will be different, and even shared his reaction after reading the script for the first time.

In the interview with Collider, Gleeson said that when he read the script of “The Last Jedi,” he was surprised. The actor’s immediate reaction was that he had questions for director Rian Johnson.

Gleeson explained that the script was “not scary,” but “different” from what he was expecting. The actor repeatedly emphasised that this was a good thing. “I think that’s important for those films that we don’t repeat ourselves,” Gleeson said.

Gleeson did have that conversation with Johnson. The director was apparently “clear” and “confident” about his vision for the film. The director reportedly had a “calming” effect on Gleeson, who enjoyed working with Johnson so much that he would like to work with him again.

Gleeson may have to wait for a while, though, as JJ Abrams has been selected to helm the final film in the new trilogy. The actor expressed confidence in Abrams’ abilities as a director, but added that the cast members don’t know much about the film as of now. Even the question of which characters will be returning in “Episode 9” hasn’t apparently been revealed to the actors.

Right now, Gleeson and the others will be focused on the premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The actor said he would like to watch the film with a room full of people and experience the impact it will have on the viewers.