October 16, 2014
'Star Wars Episode VII': Warwick Davis, An Original Ewok, Set To Return

The biggest news about Star Wars Episode VII today is pretty little. The next Star Wars film will bring back a fan favorite, as Warwick Davis, who played the Ewok Wicket, has confirmed that he will play a part in Episode VII.

Davis, as AintItCool points out, was in Leprechaun, Life's Too Short, and Willow, but he may be best known for appearing as the Ewok named Wicket in Return of the Jedi. Only 11 years old at the time, Warwick was perhaps the most excited person on the set at all times.

Now, it turns out, Davis will be returning for yet another turn in the Star Wars universe, as the Episode VII crew has called him in. Davis confirmed his involvement in the film on Thursday in a video posted to Twitter.

Davis didn't say exactly what his role will be in Episode VII, but AintItCool is convinced that he won't be returning as an older, more seasoned Wicket. Davis has already played bit parts in other Star Wars films, appearing in The Phantom Menace.

Davis is the latest cast member from the original Star Wars trilogy to make an appearance in Episode VII. It's unclear as yet just how much of a role any of those returning characters will play in what will likely be an action-heavy first installment of a new trilogy, but speculation is running wild on just what the original Star Wars cast members might be getting up to.

One of the more recent rumors has Han Solo and his faithful partner Chewbacca not being in possession of Star Wars' iconic Millennium Falcon by the time Episode VII starts. It's unclear just how Han might have lost his ship, but some are saying it might have been taken or lost in a round of gambling.

An even more out-there rumor has one central Star Wars hero either turning or having already turned to the Dark Side of the Force by the time Episode VII starts. There's been a lot of speculation regarding concept art featuring Darth Vader's helmet and let's just say that some characters might have been wrong when they last said "never."

When Episode VII does hit theaters, it will mark the start of not just a new trilogy, but a string of new Star Wars movies. From 2015 through 2020, each year will see either a new entry in the new Star Wars trilogy or a spinoff entry looking at the wider Star Wars universe. The subjects of the forthcoming spinoffs could include just about anyone, including fan favorite Boba Fett.

They could, say, maybe include an Ewok as the star. That's highly unlikely, but since nobody knows too much about what comes after Episode VII hits theaters, anything is possible.

[Lead image via Wookiepedia]