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Greg Grunberg re-teaming with J.J. Abrams for Star Wars: Episode IX

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Sep 13, 2018, 2:13 PM EDT

Actor Greg Grunberg, the John Ratzenberger of J.J. Abrams projects, is re-teaming with the director for Star Wars: Episode IX, reports Deadline. However, the report seems to purport that Grunberg might be portraying a different character than the one he played in Episode VII

In The Force Awakens, Grunberg took on the role of Resistance pilot Temmin "Snap" Wexley, who helps lead the successful X-wing assault on the First Order's Starkiller Base. He was last seen celebrating the weapon's destruction with the likes of Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Jess Testor (Jessica Henwick), but cropped up again the Marvel comics about the Dameron-led Black Squadron. He even got married to fellow pilot Karé Kun. 

Maybe we'll get a Snap cameo in the upcoming Star Wars Resistance, which is set six months before the events of The Force Awakens

Grunberg is perhaps best-known for his roles of Sean Blumberg and Seth Norris on the Abrams-created/produced Felicity and Lost. He also played Kevin and Commander Finnegan in Mission: Impossible III and Star Trek: Beyond respectively. 

Star Wars: Episode IX arrives in theaters on Dec. 20, 2019 and will feature a few familar faces in the form of Keri Russell and Matt Smith. The movie will also bring back Billy Dee Williams as Lando and utilize unseen footage of the late Carrie Fisher as General Organa.