The return of Star Wars has been a wonderful thing for fans all around the world. That includes the fans that have also acted in the franchise. One classic Star Wars actor has revealed that he'll be back when Star Wars: Episode VIII hits the screen. Warwick Davis began his acting career in 1983 with Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi. Now, the actor says he will continue with a mystery role in Star Wars: Episode VIII.
While his face was never seen on camera, a young Warwick Davis played the role of Wicket, a young Ewok, in the final film of the original Star Wars trilogy. The actor returned for a cameo in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. More recently Davis was involved in the Harry Potter franchise, playing the dual roles of Professor Flitwick and a Gringott's Goblin. However, he's now clearly back in the Star Wars fold as he has told Australia's news.com that he will be in Star Wars: Episode VIII, though he won't say anything beyond that.
Warwick Daivs is following up on his cameo role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens where he played the role of Wollivan, one of the folks inside Maz Kanata's bar when Han Solo and Rey arrive there.
There's a pretty good chance that Warwick Davis' role in Star Wars: Episode VIII will be something along the lines of his role here, a simple cameo with a character that you won't even know the name of until you find it in the credits or buy the action figure. Davis is also listed for a role in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story so it would appear that Lucasfilm is planning to just use him over and over again as the Star Wars franchise continues. Davis may be viewed as a "good luck charm" in much the same way that John Ratzenberger continually lends his voice to Pixar films.
Whether or not we recognize Warwick Davis when we see him, he likely won't be the only actor hidden among the aliens. Star Wars: The Force Awakens saw a number of cameo roles from the likes of Simon Pegg and Daniel Craig, who were hidden under prosthetics, and a Stormtrooper helmet, respectively. There's a pretty good chance that the same thing will happen in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Several rumors to that effect have already surfaced.
We're glad Warwick Davis is continuing on with the Star Wars universe. If we learn anything more about his role, we'll be sure to let you know, with significant spoiler warnings, of course.