Why is not Wedge Antilles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? The film does not give us a solution, however hardcore followers had a fairly good concept why the enduring X-Wing pilot would not have been round for the Battle of Scarif. Now, the official clarification has been confirmed, and it is precisely what many had anticipated. Wedge Antilles was the one X-Wing pilot to outlive each assaults on the Demise Star, however he did not even get an opportunity to go up towards it in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Now we all know why.
The oldsters over on the fan web site Star Wars Information Web uncovered a Twitter trade that befell between a fan named Jack Lawrence and Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo. He is among the chosen few who maintain the Star Wars canon in line and he really had a superb reply when requested about why Wedge wasn’t featured within the closing aerial battle above Scarif. In accordance with Pablo Hidalgo, Wedge should not be there as a result of “he is by no means seen the Demise Star earlier than A New Hope.” However, there was additionally an absence of footage.
“Wedge would not be there. And quantity of footage was an element too. George didn’t “overshoot” SW, as evidenced by the edit.”
George Lucas did shoot some further footage, which featured unused photographs of Pink and Gold Chief, which director Gareth Edwards did use in Rogue One. Pablo Hidalgo went on to say that when Wedge Antilles approaches the Demise Star on the finish of Star Wars: A New Hope, he says “Take a look at the scale of that factor!” The road very a lot implies that that is the primary time his character has seen the battle station. Had he been current throughout the battle of Scarif, he would have seen the Demise Star in motion and this line would not make any sense. Provided that it’s a fairly well-known and efficient line, it is smart that they would not wish to undercut that by having Wedge current throughout the Scarif battle. So the place was he? Nicely, in line with Skywalker Sound’s Matthew Wooden, he was on Yavin four. Here’s what he mentioned to a fan who requested him an analogous query on Twitter.
“Wedge (voice of @DavidAnkrum1 ) is on Yavin four, asserting to flight personnel to report in & redirect to Scarif, MTFBWY. He stays on Yavin.”
Wedge Antilles lately appeared in Star Wars Rebels and it was revealed that he began out as an Imperial Tie Fighter pilot who defected to the Insurrection. Provided that plenty of Star Wars Rebels Easter eggs have been current in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it definitely appeared like Wedge might additionally make an look. Despite the fact that he did not really present up on display screen, his whereabouts have been accounted for. That is one thing hardcore Star Wars will most likely discover attention-grabbing, however even the extra informal fan can have a look at one thing like this and admire simply how meticulous Disney and Lucasfilm are in relation to the brand new Star Wars canon. Seemingly every little thing is accounted for. The truth that questions like this frequently come up and Pablo Hidalgo just about all the time has a logical reply is spectacular.
Wedge Antilles is not precisely a significant character when it comes to display screen time, however he’s most undoubtedly an important one within the historical past of Star Wars, since he helped destroy each Demise Stars. It’s nonetheless very attainable that Lucasfilm might have Wedge present up in one other one of many Star Wars anthology motion pictures they’re planning, although, it is not overly probably that he’ll present up within the younger Han Solo film, which simply began filming. If we ever get to some extent the place Lucasfilm decides Rogue Squadron film or one thing alongside these traces is a good suggestion, that would appear like a fairly logical match. At the least we all know the place he was when his buddies Pink Chief and Gold Chief have been busy getting the Demise Star plans. You may take a look at the complete Twitter trade for your self beneath.
— Matthew Wooden (@matthewood) January 28, 2017