Wedge Antilles Won’t Return For Star Wars VII

Ryan Leston
12 May 2014
Wedge Antilles Won’t Return For Star Wars VII
Denis Lawson turned down a Star Wars VII role.

After appearing in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy, it looks as though ace pilot Denis Lawson has no plans to head back to the galaxy far, far away…

It's not every day you appear in a classic sci-fi movie… and it's rare still to be invited back for one of the sequels. But much like Harrison Ford, it looks as though Denis Lawson (aka Wedge Antilles) isn't really fussed on 'Star Wars'. And has no intention of appearing in the upcoming sequel trilogy.

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In an interview with The Courier, 66-year-old Denis Lawson revealed that he definitely won't be back in 'Star Wars VII'… even though he's apparently been asked to return.

"I'm not going to do that," he said about a potential 'Star Wars' comeback. "They asked me but it just would have bored me."

After surviving both the Battle of Yavin IV and the assault on the second Death Star, you'd think he'd be a bit more grateful… but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Lawson's disdain for the 'Star Wars' saga.

"I made the first 'Star Wars' film in 1976 and it doesn't really interest me," he recently revealed. "I know it's interesting to other people but I get really bored talking about it. Sorry."

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Of course, 'Star Wars' fans know him as a hero of the Rebel Alliance and one of the few surviving members of Luke Skywalker's legendary Rogue Squadron. But it looks as though Lawson really doesn't care much for his fictional feats of heroics.

Obviously, this is a bitter disappointment for 'Star Wars' fans who would no doubt love to see Wedge reappear in the upcoming sequel trilogy… after all, his skills in the cockpit of an X-Wing were second only to Skywalker himself.

But it looks as though the chances of seeing him return are significantly lower than 3720 to 1.

What do you think of Denis Lawson's comments? Would you like to see Wedge return in 'Star Wars VII'? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

Ryan Leston is a sci-fi geek from Cardiff who loves all things Star Wars. His favourite Star Wars film is The Empire Strikes Back and he still wants to be Han Solo when he grows up. Follow Ryan Leston on Twitter or Facebook.

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