Monday, October 28, 2019

New 'Resistance Reborn' Excerpt Features Wedge Antilles

By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm has released a new preview from the upcoming novel, Star Wars: Resistance Reborn, which features the return of a fan favourite pilot from the original trilogy.  The excerpt, which was released online today, features Wedge Antilles, the pilot seen in all three original trilogy films.  The novel, which hits shelves on November 5th, is written by Rebecca Roanhorse, and takes place between the events of The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker

An updated cover for the book was also revealed, which appears to show an aged up Wedge. This will likely only fuel rumors that the character will also return in The Rise of Skywalker this December. 

The preview excerpt, which was released on, brings together characters from several Star Wars projects for a conversation about the events of The Last Jedi.  The scene includes members of Black Squadron (from the Poe Dameron comic book series), Norra Wexley (from the Aftermath trilogy of novels), and the aforementioned Wedge Antilles.  You can read part of it below,

“We weren’t there,” Snap said, cutting him off, “but Poe filled us in on the important information. There was a battle at some backwater called Crait and . . .” He shook his head sadly.

“And who?” Norra said, voice taut.

“Everyone,” Karé said gently.

“Not everyone,” Snap corrected hastily at the look on his mother’s face. “But the Resistance leadership is gone. Admiral Holdo, Ackbar, Statura. The entire fleet.”

“Leia?” Norra asked, voice breaking.

“No, General Organa survived. Somehow. But she’s still not en­tirely well, Poe said, and she can’t run the Resistance by herself.”

“I don’t understand,” Wedge said. He stood up and took a few steps away, as if he wanted to put space between himself and Snap’s news. “Admiral Ackbar is gone?”

Snap nodded.

“But he survived Endor. And Jakku. I thought . . .” Wedge ran a shaky hand through his graying hair. “I thought he would live for­ever. How?”

“Does it matter?” Norra asked.

Wedge looked at her, but she shrugged and looked away.

“There’s one more loss. Wedge, you better sit down.”

Oh no. That was a sure sign Wedge preferred to stand. He leaned back against the edge of the kitchen counter and crossed his arms. “Tell me,” he commanded, his voice hard.

“Luke Skywalker.”

Wedge swayed. He reached back, gripping the counter. Not Luke. Could he even be killed? Didn’t Jedi live forever or something?

“You okay?” He looked up and Karé was standing next to him, holding him by the elbow. He shook her off gently. “I’m fine. I’m not an old man, damn you.”

Karé stepped back, eyes big. Her mouth turned down, clearly wounded. Wedge sighed, telling himself to get a grip.

“I’m sorry, Karé. I didn’t mean to snap. It’s just . . .” His hands really were shaking now. In fact his whole body seemed to be shak­ing.

“Everyone,” Norra said, repeating Karé’s earlier word, her voice barely a whisper, but Wedge heard her.

Star Wars: Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse hits shelves on November 5th.  A trailer for the book was released during the Triple Force Friday live stream earlier this month, you can watch that below,

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