Saturday, October 1, 2016

Warwick Davis Confirms He Will Appear In 'Episode VIII'

By: Benjamin Hart

Judge him by his size, you should not. Ever since his first role as Wicket the Ewok in 1983's Return Of The Jedi, Warwick Davis has been huge part of the Star Wars saga and it's fandom, despite standing at three-foot, six-inches. He's had roles in every Star Wars Trilogy thus far, including a short appearance in The Force Awakens. Now it appears there's no end in sight for Davis' acting career.

We received word from our friends at Jedi News that Warwick Davis recently confirmed in an interview with that he will be making an appearance in Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is due for release on December 15th, 2017. The interviewer directly asked Davis if he had a role in Episode VIII, and he responded candidly:

"I do, yes. That’s all I can say.”

Additionally, he was also quizzed on his thoughts after watching The Force Awakens:

“I enjoyed it immensely. I’m excited by J.J. Abrams work anyway, I love his style. For me it’s very reminiscent of the films I went to when I was a kid. I loved Super 8 and I love the new Star Trek, and it just reminded me of many of the great films of the 1980s. There was such a great energy, I think he captured the humour of the original trilogy so well. What we loved about those films was that they didn’t take themselves too seriously in places and were able to kind of look at themselves and have a bit of a chuckle. 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.”

Be sure to check out the rest of the interview by cliking here, in which Davis discusses his thoughts on the past and future of the saga, among many other topics.

Besides Wicket in Jedi, Warwick Davis portrayed Wald and Weazel in The Phantom Menace, Wollivan in The Force Awakens, and a yet-to-be-revealed character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. What type of character do you think Warwick will be playing in Episode VIII? Let us know in the comments below!

Via: Jedi News

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