2:10pm PT by Ryan Parker
'Star Wars': Warwick Davis Joins Han Solo Film
One of the original actors from the Star Wars trilogy, prequels and new films has joined the upcoming Han Solo stand-alone film.
Warwick Davis will appear as an unspecified character, director Ron Howard revealed slyly on Twitter Wednesday.
A user asked when fans might get a sequel to his 1988 fantasy film, Willow, which starred Davis.
Howard responded, "Glad you are asking for one! I directed @WarwickADavis for the 1st time in 30 years today. It made me happy."
Davis may have starred in that film, but got his start in movies when he played the beloved Ewok, Wicket W. Warrick, in Return of the Jedi. He would go on to play assorted characters in Star Wars prequel The Phantom Menace, then the Force Awakens and 2016's Rogue One.
That casting was the second piece of news coming from the Han Solo production on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, it was announced composer John Powell will score the film. Powell is largely known for his work on animated movies, including Shrek and Kung Fu Panda. He was nominated for an Oscar for 2010's How to Train Your Dragon.
The Davis tidbit is far from the first time Howard — who was named director of the film in late June after directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired — shared something on social media to get fans all in a tizzy.
For the past few weeks, he has been sharing pictures from the set, most recently the first look at Donald Glover as Young Lando Calrissian.