Everyone give it up for America’s favorite fighting Mon Calamari: Rolling Stone reports that Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, and the droids will not be the only original trilogy characters to show up in Star Wars: The Force Awakens — Admiral Ackbar will be there, too! It’s unclear what sort of role the former rebel leader, best known for his ability to diagnose tricks, ruses, and deceptions, will be playing in the film, but in the old Expanded Universe, Ackbar died of old age 29 years after the Battle of Yavin, which happens to be right around the same time (if not the same timeline) Force Awakens takes place. If there’s one thing we’re all hoping for, it’s that this new film will delve deeper into the sort of elder care available on the Calamari home world of Dac.
Admiral Ackbar. Photo: Lucasfilm