Davis: New Star Wars movie 'an amazing moment for cinema'

Warwick Davis thinks 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is going to be an "amazing moment" for cinema.

The 44-year-old actor - who starred in 'Return of the Jedi' as Ewok Wicket - has been cast in the much-hyped sci-fi sequel and he's revealed he can barely contain his excitement for its release.

Warwick said: "What I'm most excited by is chance to see members of the old cast in the poster.

"I've been a fan of 'Star Wars' ever since the first film ['Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope'] came out in 1977. This just feels like an amazing moment."

Warwick also played several parts in 'Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace', including Greedo the Elder.

He recently confirmed he will star alongside returning cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, as well as new faces John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac, in the eagerly-awaited seventh film in the franchise.

Warwick revealed the news via the official 'Star Wars' YouTube account by posting a spoof video - titled "Will Warwick Davis Appear in Star Wars Episode VII?" - showing him sitting by his phone waiting for a call from director J.J. Abrahams.

When he finally gets the call, the actor is heard saying on the line: "Hello Warwick Davis. Yes J.J. hi. Would I like to appear in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'? Let me think about it. Just got to check the diary, yep good."


More in this Section

Armando Iannucci: There will be more to come in wake of Weinstein scandal

Tom Jones: Abuse and harassment common in music industry as well as Hollywood

Lindsay Lohan claims she was abused by ex-fiance

Pussycat Dolls say 'prostitution ring' claims are 'false allegations'


Lifestyle

Facing fears while terrifying punters at Cork's Nightmare Realm

Weathering the storm of 1961: We watched 30 large trees uprooted

Remembering the dead: Poignant reason behind Cork’s Zombie Walk

More From The Irish Examiner