Star Wars’ Han Solo spinoff gives the franchise another opportunity to introduce some budding new actors and characters to the galaxy far, far away, but there’s still plenty of room for some veterans in the crowd. Warwick Davis, whom we last saw giving a tour of the set for charity, is still on set at Pinewood Studios, so it’s a pretty good bet that he’s in the movie.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, Lucasfilm’s Force for Change has partnered with Omaze for a huge charity drive commemorating the past, present and future of the franchise. That future includes Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s (still untitled) young Han Solo spinoff, which is still lightyears (OK, months) away from release, so it’ll quite a while before we see a teaser. But with Force for Change heading into hyper-drive, we can expect more videos like the one above, in which Star Wars vet Warwick Davis drops in on Lord and Miller’s set and gives us a special sneak peek at a new alien character.
Warwick Davis has been with the Star Wars franchise since Return of the Jedi, when he made his big screen debut as Wicket the Ewok. Since then, he’s had non-Ewok roles in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, The Force Awakens and the upcoming anthology film Rogue One — in which he plays the new Space Monkey character that’s already becoming a bit of a fan favorite. It looks like Davis isn’t leaving the galaxy far, far away anytime soon, as the actor himself has confirmed that he’ll also appear in Episode VIII.
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, we take a look at the new ‘Star Wars’ comic, Gary Whitta departs the first ‘Star Wars’ spin-off, and Warwick Davis reveals selfies taken on the set of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, a familiar face joins 'Star Wars: Episode 7' at the last minute, Brad Bird explains why he turned down directing the new film, and read descriptions of new characters and spaceships.
'Star Wars: Episode 7' is bringing back so many familiar faces and names that the question on every fan's lips shouldn't be "Who's coming back?", but rather, "Who isn't coming back?" Warwick Davis may not be the biggest name in the 'Star Wars' saga, but fans will know him well ... and they'll be pleased to hear that he'll be back for the new film.