In what has become a Star Wars tradition, Warwick Davis has landed a role in the as-yet-untitled Han Solo anthology film. Director Ron Howard confirmed Davis’ involvement on his Twitter when a fan asked after a Willow sequel.
“I directed Warwick Davis for the 1st time in 30 years today,” he wrote. While he didn’t specify which project he directed Davis in, Howard is knee-deep in his work on the Han Solo film, so it seems more than likely that this is the film he is referring to in his Tweet.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 26, 2017
Davis’ history with Star Wars stretches all the way back to Return of the Jedi, where he played the Ewok Wicket. He reprised the role in Ewoks: The Battle for Endor. Years later, in 1999, he took on several parts for The Phantom Menace. Most recently, he appeared in The Force Awakens and Rogue One, the first Star Wars anthology film. He will also return for The Last Jedi.
Based off a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the Han Solo spin-off stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michael K. Williams and Woody Harrelson. The as-yet-untitled Star Wars anthology film is scheduled to hit theaters on May 25, 2018.
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