Denis Lawson doesn’t seem particularly interested in more Star Wars

Denis Lawson doesn’t seem particularly interested in more Star Wars. The actor, who played Wedge in the original trilogy, apparently turned down a chance to return to the franchise in 2005. (A Sith cameo?) “Honestly, I made the first Star Wars film in 1976 and it doesn’t really interest me. I know it’s interesting to other people but I get really bored talking about it.” He does talk a bit about his nephew, Ewan McGregor. via

4 Replies to “Denis Lawson doesn’t seem particularly interested in more Star Wars”

  1. Wedge is one of the coolest characters in the OT. I hope he will change his mind and turn up in EP7!

  2. If you think about it a bit, it makes perfect sense that he would be bored with it. All he ever did was sit in a pretend cockpit wearing uncomfortable costumes and helmets, rattling off lines that didn’t really do too much to affect the plot. I have nothing against the character, but I think that people are so fascinated by Wedge simply because he was a small character who made it through all three OT films alive, including two Death Star battles.

    That being said, would it be cool to see him in VII as a seasoned veteran training new pilots? Sure. But he is being about as clear as possible about not wanting to do it so I wouldn’t expect a change of heart from him.

    1. I understand people being attached to Wedge, but he was in the movies for what, 5 minutes? Total? If they need Wedge, just recast the part. If they just need a Rogue/Rebel vet/old buddy for Luke, make up a new one or use an EU one. I doubt it’s a substantial part in any case.

      The only people they absolutely can’t/shouldn’t recast are the people they already have signed on – and Billy Dee.

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