Behind the scenesEdit
This pilot was first revealed in a San Diego Comic Con 2011 teaser video promoting the deleted scenes included with the Blu-ray release of the six Star Wars films. The character is only seen for a moment, he is dressed in the same uniform as the A-wing pilots seen in Return of the Jedi.
The actual deleted material runs over two minutes and consists of someone off-screen telling the puppeteer what to "say" to the camera, and him repeating with the puppet. The puppeteers are addressed as "Tim" and "Simon"; presumably Tim Rose and Simon Williamson, who also portrayed Gial Ackbar and Max Rebo, respectively.
Hasbro's Comic Con presentation revealed the character would have an action figure, and confirmed he is an A-wing pilot.
Behind the scenes behind this wikipedia entry, this Mon Calamari pilot is wearing a green A-Wing flight suit and is flying a B-Wing. Hasbro made a figure of a Mon Cal and labelled it an A-Wing pilot. In the way that things are what they are and are not what they are not, this Mon Calamari pilot is not flying the same fighter, the A-Wing, that Rebel pilots Sila Kott, Jake Farrell, Arvel Crynyd are flying and that human actors Poppy Hands and Ann Murray are performing in. The background of the cockpit simply does not match, and this can be seen by anyone. The A-Wing has a distinct clear canopy and two distinct vertical fins and two engines. The B-Wing cockpit set is cavernous and dark and extends behind the pilot's head for a few feet. There is no rear-view or way to see through the B-Wing cockpit. The footage reflects a cavernous and dark space because the set is a pod of large diameter and great length as compared to the more cramped set of the A-Wing cockpit, for the wonderfully simple reason that the footage is filmed in the set of the B-Wing cockpit, not the A-Wing cockpit.
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (Cut from final film)