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Warwick Davis reunites with Ron Howard on Han Solo spin-off

Warwick Davis has reunited with director Ron Howard on the the upcoming Han Solo movie.

The actor and Howard first worked together on 1988's Willow and on Wednesday (26Jul17), the filmmaker revealed Warwick has a part in the new Star Wars spin-off.

After a fan asked about a Willow sequel, Howard wrote on Twitter: "Glad you are asking for one! I directed @WarwickADavis for the 1st time in 30 years today. It made me happy."

Davis also gushed about joining Ron's new film, writing: "Reminded me what a wonderful experience #Willow was, made so by your expert direction & friendship. After 30yrs, you've still got the magic!"

Warwick first teased his appearance in the film in May (17) on Star Wars Day.

"Happy #StarWarsDay! May the 4th be with you! Today, I have the privilege of actually being in that galaxy far, far away at Pinewood Studios," he wrote on the social media site.

Davis is not new to the Star Wars franchise - he first starred in 1983's Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, and recently returned to franchise for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Howard took over directing duties from filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller in June (17) after they dropped out due to creative differences with Star Wars bosses at LucasFilm and Disney.

"I'm beyond grateful to add my voice to the Star Wars Universe after being a fan since 5/25/77," the director wrote at the time. "I hope to honor the great work already done & help deliver on the promise of a Han Solo film."

The prequel stars Alden Ehrenreich as a young version of the space smuggler, who was originally played by Harrison Ford.

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