Warwick Davis in Han Solo Film, Ron Howard Says

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Warwick Davis has reunited with director Ron Howard on the the upcoming Han Solo movie.

The filmmaker revealed the exciting news on Twitter on Wednesday (July 26), in response to a fan question about the possibility of Willow 2 ever being made.

“I directed @WarwickADavis for the 1st time in 30 years today. It made me happy,” Howard tweeted.

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There’s no word yet on who Warwick will be playing in the Han Solo prequel, but it will be the latest in a long string of supporting Star Wars roles throughout his career.

Of course, the actor’s breakthrough was as the cuddly Ewok named Wicket in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi back in 1983, five years before Ron Howard and George Lucas cast him as the lead in Willow.

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More recently, he had cameos as the smuggler Wollivan in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the rebel commando Weeteef Cyu-Bee in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and will soon appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Warwick was the second major Young Han Solo announcement of the day. Earlier on Wednesday, Lucasfilm confirmed that Academy Award-nominated Shrek and How to Train Your Dragon composer John Powell will score the film.

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The untitled Young Han Solo movie will be released on May 25, 2018 in US and UK cinemas.

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