Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens will bring us a plethora of brand new characters this December, but we also know that plenty of characters from the previous films are still alive and well thirty-plus years later. Our friends at Making Star Wars recently noticed some social media activity from a certain Star Wars actor that confirms his involvement in The Force Awakens, and his character's appearance in the film. The following could be considered a SPOILER for those who don't want to know anything, so read further at your own risk.
Making Star Wars points us to a Facebook post by Mike Quinn , who is best know to Star Wars fans for his work on Return Of The Jedi puppeteering Lando's Sullustian co-pilot Nien Nunb, among several others. Quinn posted a still from the recently released trailer for The Force Awakens and had this to say:
And when asked if Nunb will be wearing his Return Of The Jedi fatigues in Episode VII, Quinn commented that Nunb will be sporting an upgraded version of his iconic red and black clothing. Making Star Wars provided us with a zoomed in look at Nien Nunb in the trailer:
This is a solid confirmation that Nien Nunb will indeed be appearing in The Force Awakens. Rumors from late last year stated that Nunb would be making an appearance, and it wasn't until June of this year that photos of a Sullustian bearing resemblance to Nunb leaked out, and one was even spotted in the San Diego Comic Con reel, which you can see at top.
It's great to have Mike Quinn and Nien Nunb back in Star Wars!
Via: Making Star Wars
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