Star Wars fans are fairly consistent in their hatred of Ewoks. Unfortunately, Ewoks are fairly consistent in their ability to sell merchandise, so the angry flesh-eating teddy bears might make at least a cameo.
We’ve known for a while that Warwick Davis was going to be in The Force Awakens, but, let’s face it, there’s no shortage of roles for little people in the Star Wars universe. That said, Making Star Wars has some fairly definitive evidence he’s playing Wicket again. Namely, during the Japanese press tour, the official materials refer to his playing Wicket in the movie.
This actually lines up with what we’ve seen. The first trailer features Vader’s melted helmet rather prominently, and unless Luke took one gruesome souvenir, it’s probably still sitting on Endor. Presumably the Sith-worshiping douchebags who currently run the Empire come a-calling to retrieve their sacred relics, and that’s when they run afoul of Wicket. Considering the movie isn’t called “Wicket Ends The Series Prematurely,” we’re going to assume either he doesn’t last long or he only peers from the shadows.
Is it too much to hope that Abrams will crush the Ewoks, drive them before him, and hear the squeaky lamentations of their women? Yeah, probably. But we can dream.
(Via Making Star Wars)