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Warwick Davis joins Han Solo spin-off movie

Life's Too Short

Story by Jack Foley

WARWICK Davis, one of the original actors from the Star Wars trilogy, has joined the upcoming Han Solo stand-alone film.

The British star will appear as an unspecified character, according to director Ron Howard, who revealed the casting news via Twitter.

In response to a user asking when fans might get a sequel to his 1988 fantasy film, Willow, which also starred Davis, Howard said: “Glad you are asking for one! I directed @WarwickADavis for the 1st time in 30 years today. It made me happy.”

Davis played the beloved Ewok, Wicket W. Warrick, in Return of the Jedi and went on to play assorted characters in Star Wars prequel The Phantom Menace, as well as The Force Awakens and 2016’s Rogue One.

His casting was the second piece of news to emerge from the Han Solo production on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, it was announced that composer John Powell will score the film.

Powell is largely known for his work on animated movies, including Shrek and Kung Fu Panda. He was nominated for an Oscar for 2010’s How To Train Your Dragon.

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