Warwick Davis lands Star Wars role


Published: Friday 17th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Actor Warwick Davis has confirmed he will appear in the forthcoming Star Wars movie, which is being filmed.

The 44-year-old announced via a video on YouTube that he will take a role in Star Wars: Episode VII, following on from roles in two previous instalments of the saga.

Davis has already played Wicket the Ewok in 1983’s Return Of The Jedi and he took the roles of Weazel and Wald in The Phantom Menace in 1999.

The video is titled Will Warwick Davis Appear In Star Wars: Episode VII? and sees the British star sitting at his desk having a mock phone conversation with director JJ Abrams, who is offering him the part.

“Let me think about that…” he says, before covering the phone and shouting: “Yes!”

“May the force be with you,” he adds, before hanging up.

Warwick later tweeted: “Wow! I am overwhelmed to hear how pleased you all are that I’m going back to that famous galaxy, far, far away… Thank you.”

No details of the plot for the new instalment have been released, but it is set 30 years on from the events of the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return Of The Jedi.

Original Star Wars actors Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker are back and will be joined by new cast including Adam Driver, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow.

Published: Friday 17th October 2014 by The News Editor

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