warwick davis in han solo

There are Star Wars actors and there are Star Wars mainstays, the performers who seem perfectly happy to be linked to the massively successful film series. Warwick Davis made his film debut in 1983’s Return of the Jedi, playing Wicket the Ewok, and he’s been attached at the hip to the saga ever since. In addition to playing roles in the various films, he’s also become one of the franchise’s figureheads, hosting events at Star Wars Celebration and generally appearing whenever an affable face is needed.

So yeah, of course he’s in the Han Solo movie.

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Last week, Disney and Lucasfilm announced a new contest in their Force For Change initiative, a charity fundraiser through Omaze that gives Star Wars fans the chance to participate in some once-in-a-lifetime movie-related experiences. Today, Omaze released a new video in which fan favorite Warwick Davis, who has played a number of characters across the Star Wars movies, gives a spoiler-free tour of the Han Solo movie set, and the coolest part gives us a peek at a brand new creature from the film. Take a look at the new Star Wars alien below.
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‘Star Wars’ Actors and Filmmakers Mourn Carrie Fisher

Star Wars Actors and Directors Mourn Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher passed away yesterday at the age of 60. Although best known for her work as Princess Leia Organa in four Star Wars movies, she was so much more: a tremendous writer, an incredible wit, one of Hollywood’s most prolific script doctors, and a brutally honest personality whose openness about mental illness provided hope and inspiration for many.

The fact that we can build an entire article around her colleagues saying nice things about her speaks volumes.

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Rogue One connected to Star Wars Rebels

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is filled with easter eggs and references to previous pieces of the Star Wars saga. What follows is a complete Rogue One easter eggs compilation I have seen on the internet. It includes cameos, references, characters, locations, tributes to other films and previous Star Wars history and much much more. In all, there are over 40 Rogue One easter eggs.

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Warwick Davis Rogue One A Star Wars Story BTS

More than three decades after he first appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the JediWarwick Davis has returned to the galaxy far, far away for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But he’s not playing Wicket this time, or even any of his Phantom Menace characters. Instead, he’s portraying someone entirely new. To get your first look at the Warwick Davis Rogue One character, click on through.  Read More »

Warwick Davis in Star Wars Episode VIII

Back in early 1980s, Warwick Davis began his acting career as Wicket the Ewok in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. When the revival of the Star Wars saga happened in 1999, the dwarf actor made a cameo at the podracing arena in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Then he returned to a galaxy far, far away again with a role as the alien Wollivan in Maz Kanata’s cantina when the series made a comeback with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now it appears he’s a good luck charm of sorts since he also has a role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (seen above).

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In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Warwick Davis talks about being cast in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • A fan finds out what a middle-aged Anakin Skywalker would actually look like.
  • Simon Kinberg on the differences between making X-Men and Star Wars movies.
  • The loudest Star Wars shoes you will ever see.
  • A fascinating look at modern politics through the prequel lens.
  • More footage from LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • The probable final gasp of fame for the Chewbacca mom.

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In today’s Star Wars Episode VIII Bits, we take a look at:

  • A new location in Ireland is being scouted for the shoot.
  • Reports from the Dubrovnik, Croatia location shoot including Warwick Davis, a space horse and alien creatures. Many set photos and even some videos have been posted online.
  • And a new rumor that claims an original trilogy character may be at the center of the scenes at this location.

Possible spoilers beware. All that and more. Hit the jump for hyperspace!
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JJ Abrams is one of those filmmakers who loves to hide easter eggs in his films and television shows. And we love to go on the easter egg hunt and find them. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is packed with inside jokes, cameos, fun references to past films, as well as some things that pay homage to the inspiration and fandom of the series.

How many Game of Thrones cameos did you spot? Is it possible the Ark of the Covenant from Raiders of the Lost Ark might be hidden in this movie somewhere? Find out this and over 50 other Star Wars: The Force Awakens easter eggs, after the jump.

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Force Awakens Breakdown

One of the highlights at Comic Con this year was a behind the scenes reel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. When this was released over the weekend, I tried to pull together a piece dissecting the reel image by image, but the madness that is Comic Con prevented me from finishing it until now.

What follows is a breakdown of 13 things we learned from this footage, this includes confirmation of new and old characters, our first look at some of the cast, some story and character details put together from the new images matched with previous rumors, and some questions. Hit the jump to read our list.

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