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Admiral Ackbar confirmed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Classic Star Wars characters Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Chewbacca have taken center stage in the lead-up to The Force Awakens, but it looks like another member of the universe will join them in a return trip to the galaxy far, far away.

Rolling Stone has revealed in its cover story on J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars film that Admiral Ackbar will make an appearance in The Force Awakens. First showing up in Return of the Jedi, where he uttered the now meme-iconic line, “It’s a trap,” Ackbar also appeared in the animated Clone Wars series. Tim Rose, who serves as the actor beneath the Ackbar costume, has indicated his return before and some have speculated he is the Mon Calamri glimpsed in a recent TV spot for the film, but Rolling Stone‘s story ensures Ackbar will return to hopefully warn Rey, Finn, and the rest of the new characters of the dangers in their way.

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Little is known about how Ackbar will factor into The Force Awakens, but other returning faces, like Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, have spoken to EW about what stepping back into those iconic shoes was like for the latest Star Wars film. And for more on the film before its Dec. 18 release, check out the rest of EW’s latest The Force Awakens coverage.