Warwick Davis is returning to ‘Star Wars’ once again, with rumors coming out that he will be making an appearance in the ‘Han Solo’ movie with a small role. For anyone not in the know, it will technically be the 7th ‘Star Wars’ film the man has been in, starting with his role as Wicket the Ewok in ‘Return of the Jedi,’ continuing through the 2 Ewok made-for-TV movies (best not to discuss those any more than we have to), then his appearance in ‘The Phantom Menace,’ and his cameos in both ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘Rogue One.’ The man clearly loves the franchise almost as much as the fans love him, and he is a welcome addition to any new movie.
For the ‘Han Solo’ project, rumor has it Davis will be playing a power droid called “Fight Droid 2,” which apparently is supposed to be like the old power droid from the original trilogy, only able to fight, with the idea that this is a power droid unlike anything we have seen before. Supposedly Fight Droid 2 will be equipped with a chainsaw and buzzsaws for hands, because he was designed for killing, making me wonder if he will be found in some kind of robot combat arena or something that Han and Chewie visit at some point in the film, perhaps placing a bet on Fight Droid 2. It is interesting that he is Fight Droid “2” as it makes us wonder what happened to Fight Droid “1,” but it fits with the ‘Star Wars’ “lived in” aesthetic, giving a sense that this model is the latest version of a combat droid for whoever is designing these killer robots. Either way, it sounds like it should be something fun for Davis to play.
Are you excited to see Davis playing a killer power droid in the ‘Han Solo’ movie? Does his character give us any clues about the plot of the movie or any potential planets Han may be visiting? Feel free to share any thoughts or theories you might have on the matter in the comments below!
Source: Making Star Wars