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.
This Mon Calamari pilot is wearing a green A-Wing flight suit but is flying a B-Wing. The cockpit visible behind the puppet in the deleted scene is noticeably different from the A-Wing cockpits seen in the film.
Hasbro released an action figure of this character named as "Rebel Pilot (Mon Calamari)", in February 2012 as part of The Vintage Collection — part of the Star Wars Legends continuity. The Rebel Starfighters Owners' Workshop Manual from 2019 finally named the pilot and made him part of the current Star Wars canon.
- Rebel Starfighters Owners' Workshop Manual (First mentioned)