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Greg Grunberg’s Snap Wexley Confirmed To Return In Star Wars: Episode IX

I don’t think this will come as a major surprise to any of our readers as we have been expecting confirmation of this for some time. However, until we hear things officially, it’s all just speculation, even if that speculation does come from the actor themselves as you will see in the related section below.

RELATED: Star Wars: Episode 9 – Greg Grunberg Unofficially Confirms His ‘Snap’ Wexley Character Will Return

Well, now it is official, Snap Wexley played by actor Greg Grunberg will be back for Episode 9. Discussing Film received confirmation from Grunberg’s representatives that the actor would be reprising his role of Snap Wexley in the upcoming Star Wars sequel finale. Here is the Twitter post from the outlet.

Based on the Twitter comments it seems as fans are feeling decidedly unmoved by this news. Snap was a very minor character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and missing completely in The Last Jedi. However, I personally felt Rian Johnson should have included him, even if it was a couple of shots only of Snap in an X-Wing in the opening battle. One could easily have assumed that Snap met his death when Kylo Ren took out the hangar bay with all the fighters during the First Order’s attack on the Resistance last capital ship, so it would have been cool to see him have a conversation with Poe Dameron quickly or something of that ilk.

I think Snap could have been the Wedge Antilles of this new trilogy if there was a more joined up approach to how this trilogy played out instead of the ‘handing the baton off’ to another artist situation we have had so far.

Wedge had some subtle, but noticeable character progression throughout the original trilogy, first he seemed inexperienced and nervous in A New Hope. By the time Return of the Jedi comes around, Wedge is leading the X-Wing attack and aids Lando in blowing up the second Death Star. He also develops a British accent for some reason in Jedi, surely a sign of maturity (joke)?

As a fellow Scotsman and the uncle of Obi Wan Kenobi himself Ewan McGregor I always liked Dennis Lawson. But I do not see Snap Wexley ever being as well remembered by fans as Wedge was, I don’t see a series of X-Wing books centered around Snap Wexley, that’s for sure.

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SOURCE: Discussing Film (via Twitter)

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