Warwick Davis was simply 15 years outdated when he performed Wicket the Ewok, one of many furry creatures inhabiting Endor in “Return of the Jedi.” Along with the film, the Lucasfilm manufacturing crew shot a comedic mockumentary about Davis’ audition course of for the movie.
The 24-minute spot was titled “Return of the Ewok.” It begins with Davis in search of a job. He tries out as a weightlifting coaching companion and the goalie for the Chelsea Soccer Membership earlier than stumbling throughout a job posting for an actor. After Davis discovers a ‘Star Wars” flyer, Luke Skywalker leaps out of his battle with Darth Vader throughout “The Empire Strikes Again” into the road, the place Davis tells him, “Return, you are able to do it!”
Davis sneaks into an agent’s workplace and tries on Boba Fett’s helmet earlier than deciding on an Ewok outfit. As soon as Davis will get into costume, the enjoyable begins. He wanders round Los Angeles as Wicket, popping in on actors behind the scenes of assorted “Return of the Jedi” units. Carrie Fisher even seems in her dressing room clad in her notorious gold bikini.
At one level, Wicket wanders onto the set of Jabba’s Palace, the place Salacious B. Crumb rudely asks, “Who’re you? What would you like?” Davis performs the character similar to he does in “Return of the Jedi.” He dances to Max Rebo’s music and by chance finds an off swap on C-3P0. Wicket additionally visits Dagobah and the Loss of life Star. It is all very surreal.
There’s a full model obtainable on-line, cobbled collectively from official clips launched on Starwars.com and photographs recorded throughout competition screenings of the movie. “Return of the Ewok” is perhaps much more weird than the 1978 “Star Wars Vacation Particular” however rather more entertaining. So why wasn’t it ever launched?