As many fans are aware, Lucasfilm recently announced the casting of Star Wars royalty Warwick Davis in the upcoming J.J. Abrams helmed Episode VII. The diminutive British television and screen star was unsurprisingly excited about the official news, which led to a very humorous video.
If you have yet to see the hilarious clip in which Warwick Davis reveals his surprise casting announcement, do that now. You can check it out in the video below:
Shortly after this video premiered, Davis took to Twitter to offer his gratitude for support from Star Wars fans:
"Wow! I am overwhelmed to hear how pleased you all are that I’m going back to that famous galaxy, far, far away… Thank you @starwars #JJ@WarwickADavis"
Long time Star Wars fans are very familiar with Warwick Davis, who portrayed the heroic Ewok Wicket W. Warrick in 1983’s Return of the Jedi. Davis was merely twelve years old then and has since had a storied career in both film and television.
In 1999, Davis returned to the Star Wars galaxy by appearing in several roles for George Lucas’ The Phantom Menace. Now, fans eagerly await his appearance in Star Wars: Episode VII.
A young Warwick Davis pictured with Carrie Fisher, on the set of 1983’s Return of the Jedi.
Earlier this year, the folks at Blastr caught up with Warwick Davis to discuss his excitement for the new era of Star Wars films. At the time of the interview, it had not yet been revealed that Davis was cast in Episode VII.
Check out the brief interview with Warwick Davis, from the official Blastr site, in the video below:
Fans also know Warwick Davis as a friend and ambassador to the Star Wars community. He’s a brilliant comedian as well. Check out his finale performance of An Ewok’s Tale, a comedy stage show written exclusively for Disney’s Star Wars Weekends this past summer, in the video below:
All of us at DSOTF couldn’t be anymore pleased to hear that Warwick Davis will be returning to that galaxy far, far away. How excited are you, Dork Siders?
Do you have any stories of meeting Warwick? What are some of your favorite Warwick Davis roles? Willow? The Leprechaun? Harry Potter? Leave us a comment below!