The Rebel forces in Star Wars: The Force Awakens are up against a lot as it appears Luke Skywalker has withdrawn from the universe and the Empire has gained momentum after Return of the Jedi. Here are a few names of the freedom fighters from the film:
Gorwyn the Pilot
I have been asked more than once about Admiral Ackbar showing up in a future Star Wars film. I think it is kind of a fun possibility. The Rebel Admiral above could be him or it might just be some dude with good hair. I would like to think Admiral Ackbar might be in Star Wars: The Force Awakens though. Back in August we heard a rumor from a friend’s site that didn’t pan out. But it allowed us to dig into the idea that Admiral Ackbar might be Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It is a fun question.
Multiple sources once again have said that a really great Admiral Ackbar head was constructed and it looks identical to the guy in Return of the Jedi.
In conversations with our friend Jay at Indie Revolver, he has seen a “photo of a built version as well as concept art.” The problem we all have? We don’t know if its just a new puppet of the classic species or the Admiral himself. The species showed up in the prequels and the original trilogy.
There is a character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens going under the name Rebel Admiral during filming which doesn’t appear too notable. But it is an opportunity to bring the old Admiral back if they should want to. That said, if this new guy isn’t Admiral Ackbar, good luck being as cool as he was!
On the original Ackbar appearance filmed in 1982, the crew filmed the same scenes with General Madine doing Ackbar’s parts incase the puppet didn’t work out. It clearly worked out okay and has become the source for a ton of ironic humor about the fishy Admiral to this day.
My only problem with the possibility? If Ackbar is an admiral 35 years later, he’s kind of a huge fish-faced loser for never getting a promotion in all that time.
No word on if Pops Boo is a character name or just some stuff on the side of one of their helmets. But we transcribed that off a helmet from the film a few weeks ago.
Note: Viral at Star Wars 7 News heard the name Gorwyn first.