Which Star Wars Movie Is Admiral Ackbar In?

Admiral Ackbar is a beloved character from the Star Wars franchise, known for his iconic line “It’s a trap!” But which movie(s) can you spot this Mon Calamari leader in? Let’s dive into the details.

Return of the Jedi

Undoubtedly, Admiral Ackbar’s most memorable appearance is in Return of the Jedi, released in 1983. In this film, he leads the Rebel Alliance fleet into battle against the Empire, and plays a crucial role in the climactic Battle of Endor. Fans remember his famous line when he realizes that their attack on the Death Star was a trap set by the Empire.

The Force Awakens

Admiral Ackbar also makes an appearance in The Force Awakens, which was released in 2015. In this film, he serves as a high-ranking officer in the Resistance and helps plan their attack on Starkiller Base. However, his role is relatively minor compared to his appearances in previous movies.

The Last Jedi

Sadly, Admiral Ackbar passed away off-screen between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. However, he does appear briefly in this film as part of a tribute to actor Erik Bauersfeld, who voiced Ackbar in the original trilogy. His character’s death is mentioned during a scene where Leia Organa discusses the losses suffered by the Resistance.


So there you have it – Admiral Ackbar appears primarily in Return of the Jedi, but also has minor roles in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. As one of Star Wars’ most beloved characters, fans are always delighted to see him on screen – even if it’s just for a few brief moments.