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"You're safe. When we heard about Alderaan, we feared the worst."
―Willard, greeting Leia Organa on Yavin 4[src]

Willard was a male General who served in the Rebel Alliance. He served at the Rebel base on Yavin 4 during the Battle of Yavin.


"Where's Commander Willard?"
"Waiting for you inside the Great Temple."
―Organa and a rebel, upon her arrival on Yavin 4[src]

Willard was a General in the Rebel Alliance at the time of the Battle of Yavin. He greeted Princess Leia Organa when she returned to the Rebellion's hidden base on Yavin 4, and then helped coordinate the battle with the Death Star.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Willard was played by Irish actor Eddie Byrne in A New Hope. His voice was dubbed by Michael Bell.[2] The character was named after screenwriter Willard Huyck, who, along with his wife Gloria Katz, helped George Lucas put some finishing touches on the revised fourth draft of the movie's script.


Notes and referencesEdit

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