Star Wars Han Solo movie to feature Warwick Davis. Director Ron Howard shared the news of Davis coming on board for the film on Twitter, reports variety.com. Howard was named the director of the Han Solo film in June after Disney and Lucasfilm fired Phil Lord and Christopher Miller months into the shoot. Fans asked Howard when they might get to see a sequel to his 1998 fantasy film “Willow”, which starred Davis.
Ron Howard tweeted: “Glad you are asking for one! I directed Warwick Davis for the first time in 30 years today. It made me happy.” Details of Davis’ role have not been shared yet. Davis is no stranger to the franchise though, as he has earlier starred as Ewok and Wicket W. Warrick, in 1993’s “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi”. He also played assorted characters in 1999 film “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”, 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and 2016’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”.
The untitled standalone “Star Wars” film stars Alden Ehrenreich as young Han Solo, Donald Glover as Han Solo’s friend Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson as Han Solo’s mentor named Beckett and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca among others. Scripted by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the “Star Wars” spin-off is scheduled to release next year.
Warwick Davis is one of the original actors from the Star Wars trilogy, prequels and now he has joined the upcoming Han Solo stand-alone film. Davis may have starred in that film, but got his start in movies when he played the beloved Ewok, Wicket W. Warrick, in Return of the Jedi.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 26, 2017