When JJ Abrams took over the directing duties for Star Wars: The Force Awakens half the fun for fans has been speculating about beloved characters making a return. One of the characters many fans have hoped for was Admiral Ackbar. The Mon Calamari commanded the Rebels to victory over Endor during Return of the Jedi and found new life in the 21st Century as a go-to meme all over the internet.
Screen Crush got word directly from the source; actor and puppeteer, Tim Rose and he confirmed his return for Episode VII. Rose told reporters that he did full animatronic work for the film before joking: “It takes a unique sort of masochist to ever want to do it in the first place. But the joy of doing it is the joy of animatronics, and that’s taking the foam latex, an inanimate object, and making people think it’s alive.”
Rose continued; “I’d like to think I gave Ackbar something special which you can tell. I think you can. I can tell when I see my friends who do specialized and full body suit work no matter what character they go into; I can tell you exactly who it is because I know their movements so well.”
He also said that if you enjoyed the Original Trilogy you will “love this film to bits.”
You can see Tim Rose re-join Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters on December 18, 2015.
Source- Screen Crush