Warwick Davis is no stranger to the Star Wars universe. Davis, of course, played Wicket the Ewok in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Davis also played alien creatures in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The actor is also involved in this year’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the currently Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story, though both roles are unknown at this time. Or are they?
We may now know who Davis plays in Han Solo, at least. According to a rumor from Making Star Wars, Davis is apparently playing a power droid called Fight Droid 2. Power droids are the good ole’ boxy droids with legs sticking out underneath, seen in the original Star Wars. Unlike the typical, bland power droid, Fight Droid 2 is as decked out with weapons as War Machine from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with a chain saw and a buzz saw blade for hands, according to the report. Making Star Wars has no idea what happened Fight Droid 1, so maybe we’ll see the two droids face off in an epic droid battle that would make the prequels jealous! Probably not, but one can always dream.
Just in case you need a refresher on who Davis played besides Wicket across the many Star Wars films he has been in, then here we go! In The Phantom Menace, Davis played a gambler in the Podracing arena and one of Mos Espa’s street vendors. He also played Yoda for just a single scene in the film. In The Force Awakens, Davis played Wollivan, one of the creatures in Maz’s castle. And in Rogue One, he played Weeteef Cyu-Bee, one of the Jedha rebels. His role in The Last Jedi is unknown, just as news of Fight Droid 2 is simply a rumor at this point. But it’s great to see Lucasfilm is keeping a Star Wars legend like Davis involved in as many projects as possible. When you’re in a galaxy far, far away, you’re family.
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SOURCE: Making Star Wars