With the overabundance of Star Wars: Episode VII leaks and rumors floating around, it is so incredibly refreshing to get a legit bit of news straight from the official Star Wars YouTube page, and via an especially amusing video nonetheless.
Hit the jump to catch the must-see video announcing that Warwick Davis will return to the Star Wars film franchise for Episode VII. The movie hits theaters on December 18, 2015 and also stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis and Gwendoline Christie.
Davis is the guy who portrayed Wicket in Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi and he also appeared in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace as Wald, the Rodian member of Anakin’s podracing pit team, Weazel, a Tatooine weapons dealer, and as Yoda in select scenes.
What does that mean for him in Episode VII? We can’t be sure, but perhaps there is a chance he could be reprising one of the aforementioned roles. But, then again, who’s to say he isn’t taking on a brand new character?
It’s pretty unlikely Davis actually got a call from J.J. Abrams today, especially considering there’s only three weeks of filming left, but it’d seem silly for the folks behind the video to date it “Thursday, 16th October, 2014” for no reason. Maybe today is his first day of filming? Your guess is as good as mine, but at least we know he’s officially on the roster and we have this particularly charming video to enjoy.
Via the Official Star Wars YouTube page.