Warwick Davis wants to play Star Wars villain

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 July 2013
Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis is eager to be part of the new 'Star Wars' film and plans to "drop hints" to producer Kathleen Kennedy

Warwick Davis wants to play a villain in the new 'Star Wars' film.

The diminutive actor - who played Ewok, Wicket, in 1983's 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi' and had three small roles in 2001's 'Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace' - would love to star in Disney's upcoming 'Star Wars Episode VII' and plans to "drop hints" to producer Kathleen Kennedy, who is overseeing the much anticipated sci-fi film.

He explained: "You have to drop hints. I don't know whose ear to drop them in any more, but I think Kathleen Kennedy's quite a good start.

"I'd love to do it and the fact they're filming in England makes it much easier. I just think it would be wonderful to be connected to all three trilogies."

Having already played various good-natured characters in the 'Star Wars' universe, the actor is keen to cross over to the dark side in the new trilogy.

He told Empire magazine: "A villain would be nice. Some sort of villainous character with a lightsaber. I'd enjoy that."

'Star Wars Episode VII' is set to be directed by J.J. Abrams after original director and creator George Lucas sold the rights to the popular film franchise to Disney last year.

The first film in the new trilogy is set for release in 2015.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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