Star Wars veteran Warwick Davis has joined the upcoming Han Solo stand-alone film.
A Twitter user caused the reveal. When he 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 announced that Davis has a part in the latest Star Wars tale.
Howard wrote: “Glad you are asking for one! I directed Warwick Davis for the first time in 30 years today.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 to his fans that he had “the privilege of actually being in that galaxy far, far away at Pinewood Studios.”
Davis is a regular on the Star Wars franchise. His first role was as the fan-favorite Ewok Wicket in Return Of The Jedi. Since then, he has continued working in the Star Wars universe, making appearances in The Phantom Menace, The Force Awakens, and Rogue One. He also appeared in the Harry Potter films as Professor Flitwick.
The spinoff stars Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. It’s expected to hit cinemas on May 25, 2018.