Richard E. Grant’s ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Character FINALLY Revealed

It’s a WEALTH of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker images today thanks to Vanity Fair and one of the best photographers in the galaxy, Annie Leibovitz. The upcoming summer issue of the magazine will be a celebration of Episode IX, and today’s first look included some beautiful on-set images, as well as first look character shots as well.

Like who Richard E. Grant is ACTUALLY playing in the film. No, it’s STILL NOT Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Richard E. Grant's 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Character FINALLY Revealed
Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux with Richard E. Grant as Allegiant General Pryde on the bridge of Kylo Ren’s destroyer. Photo by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair.

Grant has been delightfully (and frustratingly) mum about his character, but he did say that he asked JJ Abrams to “pinch him” during the entire ordeal.

We can’t wait to see what trouble Allegiant General Pryde and General Armitage Hux get up to in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters on December 20th 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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