Warwick Davis Talks his Favorite Star Wars Films and if he Hopes to Return as Wicket the Ewok

warwick davisWarwick Davis talks with Mini Matt Smith about Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’s Ewok Wicket W. Warrick, his favorite Star Wars film and movie series and if he will return as Wicket in a future Star Wars film. Read on for more.


Actor Warwick Davis, best known for portraying the Ewok Wicket W. Warrick in Return of the Jedi (1983), recently returned to the Star Wars galaxy playing Wollivan in J.J. Abrams blockbuster smash Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The actor also known for his roles as Willow in Willow, Professor Flitwick in Harry Potter, and a rather warped version of himself in BBC’s Life’s Too Short, probably has played more different characters in films than any actor has in an entire career. More recently, he got to portray himself in a TV movie called ‘Billionaire Boy’.


With all these roles he still had to hang around the set at Pinewood Studios to get a gig in ‘The Force Awakens’. Currently, Star Wars: Episode VIII is shooting at Pinewood Studios outside London, so here’s to hoping he gets another gig in an up and coming Star Wars film.

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11 year old Warwick Davis on the set of Return of the Jedi


MineCartMayhem‘s GeorgeMCM (Aka, Mini Matt Smith) caught up with Davis, and spoke about his part as Wicket W. Warrick in Star Wars Return of the Jedi, which Star Wars films he thinks are better, his favorite film franchise and if he thinks he will return as the infamous Ewok.


Read the highlights from MineCartMayhem’s interview with Davis, and make sure to check out the full interview in video form below:


GeorgeMCM: How did you feel when you landed the part of Wicket in Star Wars in 1983?

Warwick Davis: “I was eleven years old, so I was really, really excited to get that part. he said. “I was a Star Wars fan anyway but to get on set and to meet my on screen heroes in the shape of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill was just fantastic.”


GeorgeMCM: Which one do you think is better, old Star Wars or the new ones?

Warwick Davis: “I grew up watching the classic trilogy so therefor Star Wars: A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, their my Star Wars.” he said. “I love what J.J. Abrams has done with Episode VII and I’m really excited to see what is coming up in the years to come as far as Star Wars goes.”


GeorgeMCM: You’ve been in some of the most well known TV and movie franchises of our time. If you had to pick one of them, which was your favorite to work on and why?

Warwick Davis: “I think it would have to be.. hmmm! is it Harry Potter or Star Wars? Probably Return of the Jedi Star Wars, cause it’s given me the career that I have.”

Davis as Wollivan in Star Wars: The Force Awakens


GeorgeMCM: It must be a great honor to be asked to return to the new Star Wars series. How did it feel to be asked back?

Warwick Davis: “It was a great honor, I was thrilled actually. But initially I wasn’t asked to go back, my daughter Annabelle who is an actor, she got the part in it (Episode VII) before I did. I used to take her to Pinewood Studios and drop her off in the morning and I would kinda hang around a little hoping that they would notice me and say Warrick come and be in Star Wars again.” he said. “Eventually they did ring up my agent and say can we get Warwick in — we would love to put him in the film.”


GeorgeMCM: Do you hope to return as Wicket?

Warwick Davis: “I don’t know, I mean it was lovely playing and Ewok but it’s very hot in these costumes. I’m not in a big hurry to get back in the furry costume.”




Speaking of the Return of the Jedi, could it be too much to hope for a Episode VIII return of an old more bitter Wicket? …Okay, it probably won’t sit well with some fans but to me that character is iconic within the Star Wars universe. We’ll find out for sure when Star Wars: Episode VIII is released in December 2017.


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10 thoughts on “Warwick Davis Talks his Favorite Star Wars Films and if he Hopes to Return as Wicket the Ewok

  • June 1, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I could be down for Old Man Wicket: Last of the Ewoks.

    • June 1, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      Lone survivor of the Endor holocaust.

      • June 1, 2016 at 8:03 pm

        For sure. You can bet Kylo Ren didn’t make the trip to retrieve the Vader helmet without burning down the Ewok village.

        • June 3, 2016 at 4:31 am

          Kylo: “I will finish … what you started..”

          cut to Darth Vader’s helmet, music swells.

          Kylo reaches for the helmet and holds it up in front of him, sniffs it.

          Kylo (shaking his head): Still smells like soup. I have NO IDEA what those Ewoks put in that soup, stills smells. It’ll be at least a month cleaning this before it smells Darth Vader-y as it should be. Can’t believe those bastards, I bet they didn’t even know what this was when they used it as a bowl.

  • June 1, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    So… “No, I’m not really bothered about being Wicket again.”

  • June 1, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    I’d love to see an ewok training as a jedi!!! singing their crazy little songs and eating the arms they slash off!!!

  • June 1, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    I thought he was already an adult at the time of ROTJ… anyways: my first thought when Warwick was announced to be in TFA was that he’ll indeed play wicket in a scene on endor during the wich kylo would have found vader’s mask…

  • June 1, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Speaking of Ewoks, I would have loved a scene in Maz’s castle after Han tells Rey and Finn to be careful, he spots a couple of characters hanging out to one side. He turns to tell Rey and Finn “and whatever you do, don’t make eye contact with those guys”. After all the bizarre, somewhat scary aliens we see when we first enter, we can’t imagine who or what it could be. The shot cuts to two or three Ewoks, sitting a table, yucking it up. It would have been a great way to sneak them in cheekily.

  • June 2, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    I’d really love to see the full version of Return Of The Ewok, I mean It’s basically a fan film with real props and the OT cast.

    I’d also like to see a Willow sequel too since he’s looking pretty good considering his age. Hopefully not based on the Shadow Moon trilogy considering (SPOILER ALERT) Both Madmartigan and Sorsha die. Then again Val is looking pretty rough these and days and Joanne Whalley would probably refuse to work with him again.

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