Warwick Davis confirms he's signed up to Star Wars: Episode VIII


As if we needed more things to be excited about when it comes to Star Wars: Episode VIII, now Warwick Davis has confirmed that he will appear in it.

The Life's Too Short star made his film debut in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi in 1983 and has popped up again in more recent instalments Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, due to be released later this year.

Warwick Davis waving

But now, he has revealed that he will be back again for the next episode in the long-running film franchise, slated for 2017.

Asked by Australia's news.com whether he had a part in Episode VIII, he replied: "I do, yes. That's all I can say."

Warwick added that this was the part of the story he'd most been looking forward to: "I've been a fan since 1977 when I first saw Star Wars: A New Hope when I was seven. I think like many other fans, I never thought I would hear them say, 'We're going to make another Star Wars movie.'

Warwick Davis and family at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere

"For me, [7-8-9] was always the most interesting part of the story. What happened to the heroes that I've grown to love beyond Return of the Jedi? I wanted to find out what became of them. So I was excited to see that, to hear that announcement, and then be a small part of that new Star Wars which has introduced a whole new generation to the films -- children that weren't even born even when the prequels came out -- and reinvigorated people's interest in it."

Warwick is also known for his starring role in 80s fantasy adventure Willow, and said he would love to go back to the role.

Asked whether it could benefit from a remake, he said: "I think it's probably best left alone. But I don't think a sequel would be out of the question. It would be interesting to see where the characters ended up.

Warwick David and George Lucas

"Val Kilmer and I, we've talked about it, we've actually talked about it quite a bit. He would very much like to do it as well. It's about, is there more story, and I think there is. Did Willow become a sorcerer? He was fairly good at it but he wasn't brilliant? And what became of Elora Danan when she grew up?

"There are few question marks that remain, and the world has been created, we have the characters, we know the environment, all of that is fabulous. To revisit, I'd enjoy it immensely."