Warwick Davis started his acting career in the ’80s when he played the Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi. He has since appeared in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, he played an alien named Wollivan in Maz Kanata’s cantina in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and will also appear in Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He has now confirmed that he also has a role in Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Davis recently appeared on News.com.au for an interview and while there he was asked if he would have a role in Star Wars: Episode VIII, and this is what he said:
“I do, yes. That’s all I can say.”
I guess this shouldn’t come as a surprise. It seems like he’s become the good luck charm of the Star Wars franchise. Most of his roles in these film since he played Wicket are fairly small, but it’s cool that Lucasfilm keeps asking him to come back. I’m sure he’ll have a place in every Star Wars movie that gets made from here on out. The actor went on to tease what is to come in the franchise, saying:
“There were some wonderful moments, some moving moments and it was full of all the action that we expect, so for me it ticked all the boxes, I loved it. And I think it sets up the trilogy very well. Obviously we’re moving into the territory of Episode VIII very soon as well, and much like Empire Strikes Back I’m sure it’s going to deliver some quite impactful story moments, and it’ll leave us with some cliffhangers as well which resolve in Episode IX.”
This is just a small portion of a much larger interview that is worth reading, especially if you’re a fan of the actor. He talks about his past with Star Wars, watching Stranger Things, and more.
Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters on December 15, 2017.
Via: Jedi News