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Wedge Antilles is a Correllian pilot in the Rebel Alliance who appeared in the original Star Wars franchise. He is portrayed by Denis Lawson.

Film Appearances

A New Hope

Wedge was first seen in Yavin 4 listening to General Dodonna's mission to destroy the Death Star by destroying it's main reactor using Proton Torpedos locates in small exhaust port to which he says it was impossible even with a computer, for which Luke corrects him (in this scene only, he is portrayed by actor Colin Higgins).

He boards on his X-Wing fighter as he and the other rebel forces approach the Death Star. Wedge was astounded at the size of the space station. He manages to destroyed several turrets. When Luke was having a difficult evading a TIE Fighter on his tail and he swooped in to destroy it to which Luke thanks him. When Luke leads him and Biggs Darklighter to the Death Star's trench with Darth Vader and two TIE fighters following behind them, Wedge has been hit and is forced to abort the run leaving Luke and Biggs on the trench.

Afterwards Biggs has been killed by Darth Vader leaving Luke alone in the trench, unexpectedly Han Solo and Chewbacca appears in the Millennium Falcon who both shot down one of Vader's wingman resulting Vader to send out spinning away, Luke fires his proton torpedoes right into the exhaust port perfectly destroying the space station.

The Empire Strikes Back

Following the victory at Yavin 4 and the destruction of the First Death Star, the Rebel Alliance was driven out of their base by the Galactic Empire, Wedge was led into a new base called the Echo Base in the icy planet of Hoth taking Han and Chewbacca with them by Princess Leia. Luke was scouting and inspecting the possible meteor which was a probe droid, but is ambushed by a Wampa.

Han begins for a search of him, Luke manages to frees himself using his Lightsaber given by Obi-Wan Kenobi at Tatooine and severs the Wampa's arm and escapes trying to return to Echo Base at foot but succumbs to the freezing temperature and collapses. Obi-Wan appears instructing him to go to Dagobah and find Yoda and Han arrives to rescue him but his Tauntaun dies from the freezing temperature and he warms Luke with it. Wedge was then sent to rescue Luke and Han led by Rogue 2 Zev Senesca and they bring Han and Luke to Echo Base and Luke was treated from his wounds he sustained by the Wampa.

However they are located by the Empire prompting them to start an evacuation. The Empire then emerges out of the Hyperspace to close to the system prompting Vader to execute Admiral Ozzel for his stupidity and promotes Firmus Piett to Admiral who takes command. Wedge boards on his Snowspeeder as Rogue 3 led by Luke to hold off the Imperial invasion troops led by General Maximilian Veers and takes down a few of AT-AT walkers using his harpoon gun operated by his gunner Wes Janson. But the Empire successfully destroy the shield generator and Wedge bids Luke good luck and addresses him to meet him in the rendezvous before he and the rest of the Rebels evacuated Hoth, while Luke goes to Dagobah to find Yoda taking R2-D2 with him.

Return of the Jedi

After Han was rescued from crime lord Jabba the Hutt by Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Lando Clarissian, Wedge was on the Rebel ship called The Home One listening to Mon Mothma, Admiral Ackbar and General Crix Madine for the attack on the Death Star II located in the forest moon of Endor and it's weapon is not operational and it's protected by an energy shield generated near in the forest moon of Endor.

The shield must be down before any attack could be attempted on it and take down it's main reactor, Lando was chosen to lead the fighters to attack and Han was chosen to lead the Rebel strike team to destroy the shield generator taking Luke (who returned from Dagobah after Yoda tells him that Darth Vader is his father and dies from illness and become one of the force), Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2. Wedge led a group of fighters as Red Leader, but when he, Lando and the other Rebel fighters emerged from hyperspace the shield on the Death Star II is still online due to Han and his team been captured by Imperial troops led by Lt. Renz and break the attack and turning out it was a trap thought the Imperial fleet spread through out the galaxy and the Death Star II's weapon is operational and it destroys a few of the Rebel cruisers. Wedge led the fighters to attack the Imperial fleet.

Meanwhile Han and his team breaks free with help from the Ewoks and they finally destroy the shield Generator. With the shield down Lando, Wedge and a group of fighters proceed to the Death Star II and they destroy the main reactor, while Luke who surrendered to Vader escapes with a redeemed Vader who has sacrificed himself to save him from Emperor Palpatine who tried to killed his son and fulfilling the Prophecy as the Chosen One on Vader's shuttle just the Death Star II explodes. During the celebration of the the fall of the Galactic Empire and death of Darth Sidious Wedge is seen celebrating in Endor with the Rebels and Ewoks, he and Luke hug each other, then shake hands with Chewbacca.

Television Appearances

Star Wars Rebels

Wedge appears in the third season of Star Wars Rebels as an Imperial TIE Pilot cadet who defects to the Rebellion along with several other cadets. He is voiced by Nathan Kress.[2] Before he was recruited by the Empire he piloted cargo ships hauling spare parts. At the time he thought it would be exciting to become a TIE Pilot, but his view on the Empire eventually changed after seeing what he was being trained to do. Along with other pilots who felt the same way, Wedge wanted to defect to the Rebellion and sent a message for help.

Star Tours

He appeared in Star Tours, as leader of The Red Squadron.


  • The actor who played Wedge, Denis Lawson, is also the uncle of Ewan McGregor, who played the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
  • Reportedly, Lawson was approached to reprise his role as Wedge, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but he said that the role would have "bored" him, and besides he was enjoying doing television work. It is likely that his role was re-written as Lor San Tekka (Max von Sydow).



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