Update: Greg Grunberg’s Action Figure of his Character from The Force Awakens Hints at A Possible Connection With A Character in Wendig’s Aftermath Novel

Greg-Grunberg_lBack in June we first showed you that Greg Grunberg will be playing an X-Wing pilot in The Force Awakens. Later we shared several more details, like he has signed for all three movies, his character will have an action figure and the initials of his character are S.W. Now the actor officially showed and action figure of himself proving all these.


Here’s what Greg posted on Twitter a few days ago:



As you can see he is indeed an X-Wing pilot named Snap Wexley, matching with the initials he teased months ago.   It’s interesting that the toy is packed together with a Snowtrooper and the packaging suggests that perhaps Wexley will be involved in a scene that takes place on the snow planet/weapon – Starkiller base. Of course this is just a toy and we shouldn’t read too much into it. We’re just a week away from finding out.  


Thanks to Cantina member JeffG. for the heads up.  





Grunberg’s character is most likely Temmin Wexley, the teenage son of rebel pilot Norra Wexley from Chuck Wendig’s Star Wars: Aftermath.  In the book, Temmin has a nervous habit of snapping his fingers which no doubt earned him the nickname “Snap”.   


Excerpt from Star Wars: Aftermath (pg. 45): 

“Temmin snaps his fingers—a nervous habit he picked up from his father.”

Also, here’s an interesting tweet from the novel’s author Chuck Wendig that hints at a connection between Grunberg’s Wexley in The Force Awakens and the character in his book:  



Special shout out to Sean for bringing this to our attention in the comments below.

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27 thoughts on “Update: Greg Grunberg’s Action Figure of his Character from The Force Awakens Hints at A Possible Connection With A Character in Wendig’s Aftermath Novel

  • December 10, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Saw yesterday a movie from this guy called: “big ass spider!”

    Contacts take you far in this business… Not talent…


    • December 10, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Lol. I’m sure his performance in Big Ass Spider didn’t land him the role. He was pretty good in Heroes.

      • December 10, 2015 at 8:50 pm

        I’m pretty sure his character in TFA has a very minor role with very limited screen time (like Wedge in the OT). This type of role doesn’t really require much talent at all (just like Wedge’s role didn’t either; I don’t exactly think of Daniel Lawson as a super-talented actor).

      • December 11, 2015 at 1:37 pm

        J.J did… Nothing he’s done could’ve landed something like star Wars…

  • December 10, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    It should be noted, Snap Wexley could be Nora Wexley’s, from Aftermath, grandson.

    • December 10, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      thats a possibility seeing that Poes parents are in shattered empire

    • December 10, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      I would say it’s almost an inevitability that they’re related in some way.

    • December 10, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      Grandson? Greg Grunberg is 49, and this is only about 31 or 32 years later. LOL He is almost definitely her son, Temmin, and Snap is his nickname or callsign.

      • December 10, 2015 at 6:39 pm

        That would make sense.

    • December 10, 2015 at 6:47 pm

      Temin was a teenager in Aftermath + 30 years, it is possible. I would like that, because this will actually feel like everything is connected.

  • December 10, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Viral Hide, no mention in the article about his identity most likely being Norra Wexley’s son, Temmin, from Aftermath? There is already tons of evidence for this. Not only do they share the same last name, but Chuck Wendig actually posted on twitter to confirm (coyly) that the last name is not a coincidence. Also, the name “Snap,” there is this line from Aftermath: “”Temmin snaps his fingers, a nervous habit he picked up from his father,” which I would say is a pretty good clue that “Snap Wexley” and “Temmin Wexley” are the same guy, which is a very cool little tie-in between Aftermath and the ST.

    • December 11, 2015 at 5:02 am

      If this character is Temmin Wexley, I hope he dies a horrible fiery death because that character annoyed the $#@% out of me in Aftermath.

  • December 10, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    If the indicators of him being Temmin Wexley are correct, then that means the signature “S.W” was either Son of Wexley or Snap Wexley after all these days.

  • December 10, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Looks like SILENT BOB in an X-Wing pilot suit!

  • December 10, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Snap Wexley? It sounds like something unpleasant that would be done to you in a high school bathroom. “A couple of jocks cornered me and gave me a snap wexley. My underwear are ruined!”

    I kinda like it though. Very Star Wars. Now if you’ll excuse me, tonight is my son’s Bib Fortuna.

  • December 10, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I thought I recognized that name, but hadn’t bothered looking it up. Very cool tie-in.

  • December 10, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Haha it’s a great name. Good for Greg who is an underrated actor!

  • December 10, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Does Billie Lourd’s character have a name? And does she have a backstory that’s covered in the new expanded universe?

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      Her name has not yet been revealed. But even if it had, she is too young to have been in any of the canon stories so far since none (other than the short stories) have been set more than a year past ROTJ. She may have a connection with a past character though, who knows? I love the subtle homage to the buns. 🙂

    • December 11, 2015 at 12:39 am

      If 30+ years of SW fandom has taught me one thing about the background characters, it’s this: Every one of them is gonna get a back story sooner or later.


  • December 10, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Temmin Wexley didn’t exactly come off as a pilot in the book…..shouldn’t he be leading a squad of bad ass droid soldiers or creating new sensor software or weapons tech??

  • December 10, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    Snap, Hux, Finn, Rey… What’s up with all the short names lately?

  • December 11, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Star Wars: Return Of The Porkins

  • December 11, 2015 at 1:34 am

    wow, he’s going to be in all three? it realllllly pays to be JJ’s friend i guess. 😉

  • December 11, 2015 at 3:11 am

    Does anybody else think he looks like a slightly fatter Dane Cook?

  • December 11, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Whoa someone dug up the Luke kills Han rumor from months that was all but debunked months ago. Its funny to see newbies go at it. What was the name of that guy here that doubted everything but then was soon apologizing profusely and then was kissing everyones feet? Yeah, he flaked off and no longer posts. I figured.

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