This might be old news to most, but I looked something up on a whim today that I’ve always wondered about.
When I was a kid, I always thought the pilot in the briefing room that Luke was talking to was Wedge. After a while I began to doubt it though, because he didn’t look the same. At some point I just started pretending it was Wedge because I thought it was cool for him to appear there.
Anyway, after about two minutes of research I just discovered that it is supposed to be Wedge, but he was played by Colin Higgins rather than Denis Lawson.
Who knew? According to that article, Denis Lawson’s lines in SW and Empire were all dubbed over, too. They must have done a good job, because I’ve never noticed.
Bonus question: What’s your favorite Wedge Antilles quote?