Rebel fighter pilot Wedge Antilles has long been a fan favorite from the original Star Wars trilogy, which is saying something, seeing as the guy only had very few lines of dialogue compared to someone like Han Solo or Luke Skywalker. Of course, that doesn't mean much to fans of the franchise, and whenever Wedge pops up on the silver screen, theaters across the globe are filled with cheers.
Wedge is an important minor character for a number of reasons, but because he wasn't heavily featured in the original Star Wars trilogy, there are tons of things you probably don't know about him. Wedge Antilles may be the best pilot in the Rebellion, but so much happened off the screen that only the most hard-core fans know about his involvement with Phantom Squadron, the Battle of Jakku, and other interesting facts.
It's not surprising that more has gone on behind the scenes concerning Wedge than other popular characters. After all, most fans know a ton about the likes of Darth Vader and Ahsoka Tano, while the more interesting tidbits about pilots like Wedge fall to the wayside. This list aims to fix all of that by highlighting some of the more interesting things you probably didn't know about Wedge Antilles. Check the facts out below, and be sure to upvote your favorites!
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Wedge Is The Only Pilot To Survive Attacks On Both Death StarsPhoto: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi / 20th Century Fox
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Wedge Was Born And Grew Up On Corellia
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Wedge Established A Flight Academy On Hosnian Prime Where He Taught Poe Dameron And Many Other Pilots
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Wedge Came Out Of Retirement To Take On The Final Remnants Of Darth Sidious' Empire
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For Continuity, Wedge Wasn’t At The Battle of Scarif In ‘Rogue One’
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In ‘A New Hope,’ Wedge Is Technically Played By Three People: Colin Higgins, Denis Lawson, And David Ankrum