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Wedge Antilles Is Returning For Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

As we inch ever closer to the official release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, more information regarding the movie is slowly being given out. Though most of the movie’s plot is still under wraps, there is news that a popular side character in the Star Wars universe might just be reprising his role for the final Star Wars movie. 

Podcast channel Rebel Force Radio recently made a post on their Twitter that they have received confirmation from Denis Lawson’s representative that the actor will be reprising his role as Wedge Antilles in The Rise of Skywalker

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Wedge first appeared in A New Hope, where the character was originally played by Colin Higgins. 

Unfortunately, the actor struggled with memorising his lines which led to Lawson taking over the role where he continued playing the character in the subsequent Star Wars movies that followed, all the way till The Empire Strikes Back

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Wedge is best known among fans for being one of the very few Rebel pilots to survive both attacks on the Death Star. 

That said, there has yet to be any official confirmation from Lawson himself and Lucasfilm on the return of Wedge Antilles but it is worth noting that Lawson was asked to make an appearance in The Force Awakens but declined due to conflicting schedules so if anything, we know for sure that Wedge is very much alive and (hopefully) well in the aftermath of The Last Jedi. 

Interestingly, Denis Lawson is also the uncle of Ewan McGregor who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will open in theatres on December 20, 2019. 


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