‘Star Wars’: Warwick Davis to Appear in Han Solo Film

Star Wars” veteran Warwick Davis has joined the upcoming Han Solo standalone film.

When a Twitter user asked when fans could expect a sequel to the 1988 film “Willow,” Ron Howard — who is now directing the Han Solo origin story, and directed Davis in “Willow” — casually revealed that Davis has a part in the latest “Star Wars” tale.

“Glad you are asking for one! I directed Warwick Davis for the first time in 30 years today,” Howard wrote. “It made me happy.”

Davis also confirmed the news.

“Reminded me what a wonderful experience ‘Willow’ was, made so by your expert direction and friendship,” Davis tweeted. “After 30 years, you’ve still got the magic!”

Davis first teased his casting on Star Wars Day, tweeting vaguely that he had “the privilege of actually being in that galaxy far, far away at Pinewood Studios.”

Davis is no stranger to the “Star Wars” franchise. His first acting gig was as the fan-favorite Ewok Wicket in “Return of the Jedi.” Since then, he has continued working in the “Star Wars” universe, appearing in “The Phantom Menace,” “The Force Awakens,” and “Rogue One.” He also appeared in the “Harry Potter” films as Professor Flitwick.

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.

The spinoff stars Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. It’s expected to hit theaters on May 25, 2018.

More Film

  • Chinese Streaming Giant iQIYI Opens First

    Chinese Streaming Giant iQIYI Opens First Offline Movie Theater

    “Star Wars” veteran Warwick Davis has joined the upcoming Han Solo standalone film. When a Twitter user asked when fans could expect a sequel to the 1988 film “Willow,” Ron Howard — who is now directing the Han Solo origin story, and directed Davis in “Willow” — casually revealed that Davis has a part in […]

  • 'Gotti' Review

    Cannes Film Review: John Travolta in 'Gotti'

    “Star Wars” veteran Warwick Davis has joined the upcoming Han Solo standalone film. When a Twitter user asked when fans could expect a sequel to the 1988 film “Willow,” Ron Howard — who is now directing the Han Solo origin story, and directed Davis in “Willow” — casually revealed that Davis has a part in […]

  • 'Murder Me, Monster' Review: Mystifying Art-house

    Cannes Film Review: 'Murder Me, Monster'

    “Star Wars” veteran Warwick Davis has joined the upcoming Han Solo standalone film. When a Twitter user asked when fans could expect a sequel to the 1988 film “Willow,” Ron Howard — who is now directing the Han Solo origin story, and directed Davis in “Willow” — casually revealed that Davis has a part in […]

  • A Quiet Place

    China Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ Opens Third Behind ‘Infinity War'

    “Star Wars” veteran Warwick Davis has joined the upcoming Han Solo standalone film. When a Twitter user asked when fans could expect a sequel to the 1988 film “Willow,” Ron Howard — who is now directing the Han Solo origin story, and directed Davis in “Willow” — casually revealed that Davis has a part in […]

  • Patricia Morison Dead: 'Kiss Me Kate'

    Patricia Morison, Stage Star of 'Kiss Me, Kate', Dies at 103

    “Star Wars” veteran Warwick Davis has joined the upcoming Han Solo standalone film. When a Twitter user asked when fans could expect a sequel to the 1988 film “Willow,” Ron Howard — who is now directing the Han Solo origin story, and directed Davis in “Willow” — casually revealed that Davis has a part in […]

  • Does Cannes Have a Future? Yes,

    Does Cannes Have a Future? Yes, But the Festival Needs to Change

    “Star Wars” veteran Warwick Davis has joined the upcoming Han Solo standalone film. When a Twitter user asked when fans could expect a sequel to the 1988 film “Willow,” Ron Howard — who is now directing the Han Solo origin story, and directed Davis in “Willow” — casually revealed that Davis has a part in […]

  • DEADPOOL 2

    'Deadpool 2' Leads International Box Office With Powerful $176 Million Debut

    “Star Wars” veteran Warwick Davis has joined the upcoming Han Solo standalone film. When a Twitter user asked when fans could expect a sequel to the 1988 film “Willow,” Ron Howard — who is now directing the Han Solo origin story, and directed Davis in “Willow” — casually revealed that Davis has a part in […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content