While The rise of Skywalker there are many ill-wishers, but one thing that even the harshest critics cannot deny is the power to see a few faces from star Wars the franchise’s past joins the galaxy far, far away.
While much attention was paid to the returns of Lando Kalisian and Emperor Palpatine, another beloved character returned late in the film. Wedge Antilles is part of star Wars a saga from its very creation, but his Episode IX the cameo was almost gone before it began.
Who is Wedge Antilles?
Fighter pilot along with Luke Skywalker, Wedge Antilles is one of the best pilots in the galaxy. Beginning with the legendary battle of Yavin and continuing through the next three films, Antilles was neither a Jedi as Luke nor a villain like Khan. He was a rare sight of what it was like for mortal soldiers in the universe.
While Widge’s overall role in the saga is small compared to everyone else, he has become the signature of dozens of different Star Wars-related books, games and fan arguments everywhere. Played by Scottish actor Dennis Lawson, Widget helped the main characters of the franchise stay at work without demanding the same honors as the main characters.
He had looked at the people who had to live in the universe without superpowers. He was an excellent pilot, a perfect winged man, and the few friends who were not Jedi outside his center circle. All of this means that few characters had the front row seat that Wedge had as star Wars the saga took its form.
However, his return to the distant galaxy takes some convincing filmmakers Episode IX.
Many people in star Wars the actors owe their careers to the franchise. Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and the rest of the cast were immediately promoted to the realm of Hollywood royalty after appearing in the franchise. Just because many of them loved being part of the universe, others had more complicated relationships.
Alec Guinness, who played the older Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original films, is disgusted star Wars and he constantly reminded fans who asked him for an autograph how much he hated being a part of it. When Lawson was not part of Episode VII, rumors circulated that he had similar views as Guinness.
His own nephew, Ewan McGregor, who went on to play the younger Kenobi in the backstory, feeds them when he talks about his uncle’s insistence that he not play the role.
“He always ignored him because he worked for a few weeks sitting in a cardboard spaceship,” McGregor told his uncle about Fantha Tracks. “And yet he had this huge consequence. It annoyed him… He was one of the people who said, “Don’t do it, don’t do it, don’t do it, and then the closer I got to it, the more I wanted to do it … I’m so glad I did it I did it because it was so interesting to be a part of it. “
However, Lawson responded to these allegations.
Return of the ship
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According to Lawson, he just did not appear in Episode VII due to previous commitments. He cuts these rumors about his neglect star Wars and the role that many know as Internet nonsense, according to Fantha Tracks.
“There are rumors that I ignored the new Star Wars movies and didn’t want to participate. But this is complete nonsense. I just couldn’t do the last and only thing I ever said was that I got tired of journalists asking me about Star Wars, and somehow it was carried over to me, somehow I hated movies. I didn’t do it because I couldn’t. It was a hobby that I couldn’t do. ”
Fortunately, Lawson was able to return to Wedge’s ship. Although his role was small, he was a vital part of the eventual victory, which ended with the nine-film Skywalker saga. No matter what fans think of the films, seeing Wedge inside the ship showed that the events of the first films still affect those who are not strong in strength. Fans can be grateful for that.