Is Wedge Antilles really Obi-Wan Kenobi's Uncle?

Aug 29, 2020
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Wedge Antilles is Obi-Wan's uncle!

From a certain point of view...

In terms of the film, there is no familal relationship between Wedge and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Heck, they never met in the film canon.

However, in the real world, Dennis Lawson who played Wedge Antilles in the original trilogy is the uncle of a rather famous actor called Ewan McGregor !

Dennis's sister is Ewan's mother.

An interesting aside is that Wedge is the only minor character of the original trilogy to survive all three major battles being Yavin, Hoth and Endor.

Lawson reprise his role with a very brief cameo as Wedge in The Rise of Skywalker. He's spotted piloting an X-Wing and says "Nice flying Lando!"

Bad ass.

Some more facts on Wedge.

This page got hit by Reddit - and we learned that Ewan McGregor's brother is an RAF combat pilot and his call sign is Obi 2.

Check out Mark Hamill's cameo's in the Star Wars sequels.


  1. Is this life imitating art?

  2. I saw that Lawson as turned down a role in Episode 7.

    1. Lawson was involved in another project at the time. That was the only reason he could not be in TFA.


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