Greg Grunberg is officially returning to Star Wars: Episode IX to more than likely portray his character Snap Wexley. But what’s with the weird doubt?
Snap Wexley should be coming back from his mission for Star Wars: Episode IX. At least that’s the way it seems from a new report.
Deadline reported actor Greg Grunberg will return to the Star Wars universe to team up once again with his friend and director J.J. Abrams. While Deadline didn’t have more details – even stating it wasn’t sure if it would be Snap Wexley – it’s to be Black Squadron pilot.
Why am I so sure it’s Snap Wexley? Let me count the ways.
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1. It would be silly to bring Greg Grunberg back to Star Wars to have him play a different character than he was just two movies ago. If you read the Aftermath trilogy, you know he doesn’t have a twin brother.
2. While Deadline was unsure of Snap Wexley’s fate, fans of the Poe Dameron comic know that while the Resistance battled The First Order, Black Squadron has been on a mission to round up allies.
Currently, Black Squadron’s fate is a little dicey. We last left the team fighting on the planet Ikkrukk, with the story taking place during the Battle of Crait. So we know Snap Wexley made it that far.
It would be weird to kill him in the comic and then have Grunberg return to play someone else. There’s not Force ghosts happening here.
3. Greg Grunberg kind of confirmed it. He tweeted out the Deadline story about his return to Star Wars: Episode IX with just the words, “Oh SNAP”.
There are very specific words and capitalization going on there.
The cast is definitely rounding itself out. We know whom the main players are with several other actors getting added more recently such as Matt Smith and Dominic Monaghan. But there is always room for more.
Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled to come out in December 2019.