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Ron Howard reunited with Willow’s Warwick Davis on the Han Solo set

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Here’s one for anyone harboring a lingering nostalgia for Ron Howard’s 1988 fantasy epic Willow: Howard—apparently delighting in his ongoing role as the trickster god of the Star Wars universe—obliquely revealed today that Willow star Warwick Davis will appear in his upcoming Han Solo spin-off. Howard made the announcement after someone asked him when they could expect a Willow 2, responding that, as it happens, he’d just finished directing Davis for the first time in 30 years.


Davis’ film-making career began with Star Wars, as heroic Ewok Wicket in Return Of The Jedi. Since then, he’s appeared as characters in a number of the franchise’s films, including a role in the recent The Force Awakens, as one of the aliens hanging out in Maz Kanata’s bar. Until today, though, we didn’t know he’d be appearing in Han Solo, opening up the possibility (in our fan-fiction-loving hearts, at least) that the entire Willow cast might make their way to a galaxy far away, for the reunion literally tens of people have been clamoring for for the last three decades.

[via The Hollywood Reporter]

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