Wexley was the son of a rebel pilot who fought in the Battle of Endor. He’s known as the best recon flier in the Resistance’s Starfighter Corps.
Grunberg hinted at San Diego Comic-Con that Wexley may be making a return, saying, “We’d better [return] or else my wife is going to kill me for growing a beard...I can’t officially say anything, but this is getting itchy, and I’m getting itchy to go over there and do it.”
Although Grunberg couldn’t officially confirm or deny his return, by the looks of his facial hair, it seems very possible that Wexley may make a comeback.
Star Wars: Episode IX is set to start production by the end of this month, and although there are polarizing views on the franchise since the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which caused a lot of fans to denounce the films, Grunberg’s familiar with the reaction.
Still no female director in the Star Wars franchise as JJ Abrams to return in place of Colin Treverrow. Huge opportunity missed.— Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) September 12, 2017
Grunberg frequently collaborates with Abrams on projects, so he’s aware of the commonly split views of fans. He says, “I get it all the time, I’m trying to watch my son play baseball, and someone goes, ‘you know what I think J.J. should have done?’...it comes along with with the territory.”
Thus far, nothing is has been confirmed by Lucasfilm, but Grunberg and his beard seem anxious to get back to fighting alongside the Resistance.