This is an amusing announcement video that Warwick Davis, known to many as Wicket, has a role in Star Wars 7.
Davis sure has come a long long way since Jedi!
Oct 15, 2014
Star Wars 7 concept art released / leaked - they suggest there's another great story to be told in the Star Wars universe...
It seems that we have a real deal leak of concept art for Star Wars 7. Concept art is used to inform the the vision of the written story. Famously Ralph McQuarrie did this for George Lucas in the original Star Wars trilogy and Doug Chiang did for the prequels.
So these leaked concept designs were made to help let every one who was making the film know what the film is supposed to look like. They set the tone, shapes and all round feel of the movie.
Here's some of the most interesting pictures:
This is a fallen AT Walker, that's possibly on Tatooine as it was titled Binary Sunset. Scuttlebut around the internet has suggested Daisy's character was living in a broken Walker, so maybe that rumour is real, there's some one sitting on on the thing....
Oct 13, 2014
We've seen a bit of cosplay lately, but this picture came to the desk late - R2D2 and C3PO as squares of card board. Is this the best or worst Star War cosplay you've seen? Either way we can all agree that dude is batting out of his league. Nice work brah.
Also, did the brah draw some pubes on 3PO?
Oct 12, 2014
It’s time for another round of Star Wars cosplay – which is great because there’s been a whole heap of awesome stuff done – the Star Wars universe is so wide and interesting that there is always some new twist of design to look at – there’s an actual Admiral Ackbar with presumably matching sea legs, a cute ‘boy and his dog’ version of besties forever Han and Chewie and the obligatory Leia in a slave bikini.
It's awesome to see how just advanced cosplay has become. Participation in the practice is nearly mandatory at every gaming convention that opens its doors. No longer to you put on your favourite t-shirt, you were the armour of your hero that you made yourself in your garage or you where that figure hugging costume that took you 200 hours to make. And you love it, because you love Star Wars.
This one is quite special. At the face of it is a boy dressing up as Han Solo and having an adventure with his most trusted friend, his dog.
But what is it really? It’s a mum or dad making him a costume.
It’s a mum or dad taking time to set up a photo.
It’s an exposition on friendship and it’s a child’s leap into imagination land, a place where many cosplayers never leave.
Oct 10, 2014
Yep, Star Wars Rebels has used the same warning sign that was used in Empire to denote trouble behind the door - this was a deleted scene where C3PO ripped the yellow warning off the door in a clever attempt to trick the invading Stron Troopers to enter a cave full of Wampa.
Nice to see Rebels is going full Star Wars nerd on us - bodes well for the series - you heard Darth Vader is making an appearance right?
Oct 6, 2014
You would be forgiven for not recognizing this young lad with Carrie Fisher even though he played one of Return of the Jedi’s most famous Ewok’s Wicket. Warwick Davis managed to snag the role of Wicket as the actor who was to play him, R2D2’s Kenny Baker happened to be too sick on the day of shooting.
This turned out to be a big break for Warwick as he went on to perform as Wicket in further Ewok films, took a turn as the title character in the popular Willow film, starred as a leprechaun in some b grade horror movies and even made a couple of appearances in the Harry Potter films.
Davis can regularly be found on the Star Wars celebrity circuit, often hosting events where he acts as the Master of Ceremonies or interviewer, usually of fellow cast members.
Legend has it that George Lucas wrote the film Willow with Davis in mind for the part.
He'll always simply be Wicket to this writer!