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Warwick Davis Confirms What Wicket’s Been Up To

The Rise of Skywalker has been a controversial discussion piece since its arrival last December. From pacing to story, to Ben’s death and Rey taking on the name of Skywalker, one thing we can all agree upon was being able to see our nice furry little friend again, Wicket. This little Ewok fought in the epic final battle between the Rebellion and Empire on the forest moon of Endor while also joining in on the celebration of the long-awaited victory.

Warwick Davis, the man behind the fur, recently gave us some interesting tidbits as to what his character Wicket has been up to all this time and what it meant to him to return in The Rise of Skywalker:

“It’s thanks to J.J. Abrams and his vision and his enthusiasm and the fact that he is a fan of Star Wars that he did that. There were quite a few little cameos like that in Rise of Skywalker, which I greatly enjoyed seeing as a fan. But yeah, I never thought I’d be bringing that character back, and I also never thought it’d be quite so involved. I was able to consult in recreating that character and that costume because there’s very little reference of how the costume was made.

…Wicket’s had a child — that other Ewok you see in Rise of Skywalker is his son, and indeed my son in reality who is inside that costume. So he didn’t look like he suffered too much. He’s got a family and stuff. But yeah, I gave it a bit of thought, but I didn’t need to dig too deep, because I didn’t need to be too informed for what we ended up doing in the movie.”

Warwick Davis, Wicket

That’s pretty cool his own son played his son as an Ewok! Although him and his son had just a short cameo in the film, it brought another sense of conclusion and finality to the film and to the entire saga.

Although Warwick is grateful to play his character again, there is actually another story that he’d love to see explored maybe through Disney+:

“Another character I’d love to bring back would be more Weazel. I think he deserves a little bit more. The experience I had on Solo was so fantastic anyway, but I think there’s sort of an intrigue to that character. I’d like to know what he got up to between Phantom Menace and Solo. Why did he take the path he took? Will it be something a novelist will come up with or will it be something we see in TV or a movie?”

Warwick Davis, Wicket

Not going to lie, that would be pretty awesome to see! Hopefully, we get to see more of our furry little friends sometime in a future Star Wars project.

Would you like to see a TV show solely based on Ewoks? How would you like to see them come back? Let us know in the comments below.

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