Empire has posted an exclusive image of the First Order’s General Hux from The Last Jedi. Played on screen by the talented Domhnall Gleeson, Hux is one of the main characters who debuted in The Force Awakens that will be making a return engagement in Episode VIII. Gleeson offered up comments copied beneath the supplied image when speaking to Empire as part of their coverage of The Last Jedi in their January 2018 issue (on sale now).

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“Because of what happened in the first film, he’s been pushed to a place where his position is in real jeopardy, and people make really bad decisions when they get desperate,” Gleeson tells Empire. “Hux and Kylo Ren are vying for power and for Snoke’s attention. They’re both contenders for the throne and Hux is hoping Ren explodes, so that he can take up the mantle. He knows it will be a battle otherwise, one he may very well lose.”