Here's why you won't see Wedge Antilles in the new Star Wars trilogy

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May 12, 2014, 5:32 PM EDT (Updated)

Wedge could have been in Episode VII, but he won't be. Here's why.

There's a bit of a culture surrounding Wedge Antilles, and it's easy to see why. In the midst of all these chosen ones with special-snowflake destinies, the Rebellion really needs an ordinary everyman who isn't a prophesied hero or strong with the Force -- just a dude who can get it done.

And that's Wedge.

So you might have been hoping/suspecting that the guy who always survives the fight despite incredible odds might turn up in the new Star Wars trilogy, and, in fact, there was an offer on the table for just that. But actor Dennis Lawson turned it down.


To be clear, Lawson kind of bought into his own hype a little bit. Apparently, if Wedge were to return, Lawson wanted him to be beefed up a lot, given a real story all his own.

Sadly, that just wasn't what J.J. Abrams and company seemed to have in mind. At a screening for his new movie, The Machine, Lawson said, "They asked me, but it just would have bored me."

Jeez. No hard feelings, huh, Wedge?

What do you think? Did Antilles deserve better, or should Lawson have swallowed a little pride and just enjoyed his cameo for what it would have been worth?

(via Badass Digest)

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