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).

Now we have confirmation that fans will see Warwick Davis in Star Wars Episode VIII.

Warwick Davis recently appeared in his first interview on Australian television, and while most of the discussion revolved around his reaction to J.J. Abrams’ work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he was quickly asked about whether or not he would have a role in Star Wars: Episode VIII, and he said (via Jedi News):

“I do, yes. That’s all I can say.”

It’s no surprise that’s all he can say, especially if he wants a role in the Han Solo centric movie planned for the next chapter in A Star Wars Story or Star Wars: Episode IX. Presumably Warwick Davis will only have a small appearance in the movie, most likely as a character that won’t feature his real face. But if that’s the price that needs to be paid to keeping having a role in Star Wars movies, I’m sure that’s fine with him.

In addition, there’s a chance Davis may be in the know regarding certain details of Episode VIII, because while singing the praises for The Force Awakens, he vaguely teased what’s to come:

“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.”

That could easily be Warwick Davis just making an educated guess about what to expect from Episode VIII based on what happened in The Empire Strikes Back, but I’m sure the sequel will explore plenty of uncharted territory and make some shocking revelations about some of our characters.

Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters on December 15, 2017.

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