Greg Grunberg

Production for ‘Star Wars Episode IX’ is well underway, and it has now been revealed that Greg Grunberg will reprise his ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ role of Temmin “Snap” Wexley. Grunberg has appeared in almost every single one of J.J. Abrams’ projects, as the two are longtime friends.

Grunberg brought the character Snap Wexley to life in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ but the character was actually introduced in Chuck Wendig’s novel ‘Aftermath.’ The novel is set between the events of ‘Return of the Jedi’ and ‘The Force Awakens.’ Snap appears in the first book as the teenage son of Terra Wexley. He grew up around the Resistance and went on to be mentored by Wedge Antilles who taught him how to fly. Wexley’s character was featured in all three ‘Aftermath’ novels, along with ‘Bloodline,’ and several issues of the Marvel comic ‘Poe Dameron.’

The return of Grunberg was first reported by Discussing Film, who claim they confirmed the news with the actor’s representatives. Grunberg also dropped a hint last month about Wexley’s return, stating he couldn’t reveal anything in any official capacity, but there was a reason he was growing his beard out again.

In other exciting casting news for ‘Episode IX,’ Dominic Monaghan (‘Lord of the Rings’) and Matt Smith (‘Doctor Who’) joined the cast in unspecified roles. They will join the heroic triumvirate of Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac).

Production for ‘Star Wars Episode IX’ is underway, and the film opens in theaters on December 20, 2019.