More Old Faces Return In “Force Awakens”


Two popular alien characters from “Return of the Jedi” are rumored to be returning in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” film and today, SW7 News has posted a report including what is said to be photo evidence of both them along with a new albeit familiar face from other franchises.

Their report mostly focuses on “Felicity” and “Heroes” actor Greg Grunberg who has a key role in ‘Force’. Grunberg has reportedly signed on for three films and shot seven weeks in the UK on ‘Force’. He’s a non-CG human character with no prosthetics, and he will be getting an action figure.

The photos that come with the report show Grunberg in an X-Wing pilot costume and with facial hair. They also show that both Admiral Ackbar and Nien Nunb (Lando’s co-pilot on the Millennium Falcon during the Death Star battle) are seemingly back for the new one, or at least their descendants.

That’s not all though as Making Star Wars has posted up photos from some footage screened from the movie. The first is of Han Solo piloting the Falcon with Rey and Finn, the second shows Domhnall Gleeson’s villainous character, dubbed ‘The General’, dispatching Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) after Finn.

Click on either of the links to check out the shots.