Not far into the Last Jedi on the cruiser, we see a Sullustan pilot who looks like Lando's co-pilot from Return of the Jedi, Nien Numb. Later, we see this same Sullustan

Inside the fortress as they prepare for annihilation.

Is this, in fact, Nien Numb, or merely another Sullustan pilot? And is it clear that he

escapes on the Falcon?

  • I had the same question while watching the movie, which was answered in the credits. Dec 22, 2017 at 21:46

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Confirmed by SW Databank Entry:

A native of Sullust, Nien Nunb was a smuggler who fought for both the Rebel Alliance and the Resistance during his long career. An expert pilot, he served as Lando Calrissian’s co-pilot aboard the Millennium Falcon during the Battle of Endor, flew an X-wing in the raid on Starkiller Base and survived the First Order’s assault on Crait. He was then killed fighting for freedom at Exegol.

Emphasis mine

Here is an image of him in TLJ

Nien Nunb was played by returner Mike Quinn and is present as part of Poe's Squadron in TFA and TLJ.

The original performer, Mike Quinn, has IMDB credit for TLJ as Nien Nunb

Nien Nunb will return as an unconfirmed testimonial before filming

He survives to the end of the film and is present on the Millenium Falcon.

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    It's nice that they got the original performer. Dec 22, 2017 at 16:19
  • @Valorum I added the IMDB credit, and I put the spoiler tag around the end because it is technically a spoiler for the end, if there is a better way to do it or you don't consider it privileged info I'll remove it. Dec 22, 2017 at 16:24
  • @WraithLeader - It's ok now. I'd still like proof positive that he survived.
    – Valorum
    Dec 22, 2017 at 16:25
  • @Valorum I added the SW Databank listing too. I would as well, we will likely need screen caps to do that though so it may take a bit. I have seen it twice though and I specifically remember trying to nail down who was alive and who was not at the end of the film but human memory is also faulty so :/ I'm still looking though Dec 22, 2017 at 16:27
  • @Valorum there is proof positive since he appeared in whatever that last film is. I totally forgot to add back to this when it came out. Nov 12, 2020 at 17:28

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