A coordinated effort, which included hashtags like #HuxLive, urged Lucasfilm and Disney to keep Hux alive through all three films. Johnson didn’t really know why Russian bots were so eager for General Hux to survive, though some speculate it’s because of how they idolize authoritarian regimes.

As of now, he’s still okay, though Hux was relegated to hapless sidekick by the end of the film. I have little doubt he’ll get some form of comeuppance by the end. If and when that happens, I know a lot of Russians who are going to be pretty sore.

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