Warwick Davis is always up for Star Wars roles

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 February 2018
Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis has admitted he thinks it's "always a delight" to be asked to be in a 'Star Wars' movie

Warwick Davis says it's "always a delight" to be asked to be in a 'Star Wars' movie.

The 47-year-old first starred as Ewok Wicket in 'Episode VI: Return of the Jedi' back in 1983, and since has starred in four movies in the hit sci-fi franchise including 1999's 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace', 2015's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and 2017's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', and is set to appear in the spin-off 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'.

But despite the latest movie 'The Last Jedi' having a mixed reaction from fans and critics alike, Davis said he will always love 'Star Wars' and will always be open to taking on roles in the franchise.

Speaking to the Metro newspaper, Davis said: "I had a cameo in the casino sequence [in 'The Last Jedi'] - it's always a delight to be asked.

"I wasn't aware it had divided opinion but all movies divide opinion - some people will like it, some people won't. I'll always love 'Star Wars'. It's a piece of entertainment, it's not about making political statements. It's just there for people to enjoy. You go in there and are supposed to lose yourself in the world the director has created. 'Star Wars' has always been a great example of that - it's pure escapism and you can forget the 21st century for a couple of hours. That was George Lucas's philosophy with 'Star Wars' - to make a fun adventure."

Davis was announced by Ron Howard to be joining 'Solo' after the film's director subtly revealed the actor will appear in the hotly-anticipated movie in a currently unspecified part.

Responding to a fan on Twitter, the movie's director Ron Howard wrote: "Glad you are asking for one! I directed @WarwickADavis for the 1st time in 30 years today. It made me happy. (sic)"

And Davis was also full of praise for Ron, adding on his own social media account: "Reminded me what a wonderful experience #Willow was, made so by your expert direction & friendship. After 30yrs, you've still got the magic! (sic)"

The film - starring Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo - hits cinemas this May.

Comments

1. Paul Morgera10 Feb 2018, 10:00pm Report

That is the problem Mr. Davis. The Last Joke was absolutely NOT escapism! It was totally the contrary. TLJ felt small, like an avant-garde film focusing on plots that go nowhere. It is NOT the grand adventure that should be SW!

2. Trippyjedi14 Feb 2018, 1:37am Report

As a student of film, I can say what Mr. Davis is true. Not everyone loves the stories we tell and that's fine, but going as far as insulting another man's hard work and effort because The Last Jedi wasn't the film you wanted it to be is just immature. I for one loved the film and thought that Luke's struggle with his failures made sense. How else would an aging man feel when he believed he was supposed to do amazing, heroic things, only to be reminded that he is human and has the capacity to fail. In my mind, that made him all the more relatable. Job well done as far as I'm concerned. Also, Warwick, Wicket and Willow were two of my favorite characters when I was young. Thank you for bringing them to life.

3. Trippyjedi14 Feb 2018, 1:37am Report

I meant what Mr. Davis said is true.

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