“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” closed out 2017 by smashing through the billion dollar mark worldwide.
The eighth episode of George Lucas’s space saga earned $530.25 million in North American theaters since its release three weeks ago and brought in another $523 million dollars worldwide.
In its first weekend alone, the flick garnered $220 million at box offices in the United States and Canada. That was the second best on record, just behind the previous Star wars film “The Force Awakens”.
The next movie to be released from the franchise will be “Solo: A Star Wars Story”. It features a young Han Solo, played by Alden Ehrenreich, in his adventures with Chewbacca before they joined the Rebellion.
The film also stars Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo (as Chewbacca), Paul Bettany, and Woody Harrelson.
Likewise appearing in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is British actor Warwick Davis, who can also be seen in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”.
The actor has a long history of appearing in Star Wars films, with roles in “Star Wars: Rebels”, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, and “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”.
Davis’ first appearance in the franchise was as Wicket, the Ewok in “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” – a role he repeated in the TV movies “Ewoks: The Battle for Endor” and “The Ewok Adventure”.
Photo – Warwick Davis: IMDB