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Warwick Davis has revealed that he is happy that the new Star Wars film will shoot in the UK.
The British actor who played the Ewok Wicket in "Return of the Jedi" and multiple characters in "The Phantom Menace" said that it was good for the British industry. He stated "It's great for the British film industry, great for British actors as well and I think it's 'Star Wars' coming back to its roots. It's where it started all those years ago in 1976 when the first film was shot here."
He added, "Obviously there are tax incentives at the moment for feature films filming over here," he said. "But we also have some of the best technicians in the world, very very skilled craftspeople in all areas of production be it concept art or set design and construction. People look to Britain now as one of the premiere places to make high quality films."
Davis also revealed that he would like to return to the series but not as an Ewok. He said, "I'm not in a great hurry to get back inside a furry suit as an Ewok but to play a villain would be very nice, having a lightsaber in my hand would be a great bonus."
At the end of the conversation Davis talked about why the series has endured for so many years. He stated "Primarily it taps into that sort of old age story of good versus evil and that's what makes it so popular all over the world. It has all these amazing characters and its a very well-realised place. There's so much detail and so much beyond the films for fan's to explore."
"Star Wars Episode 7" will be released it in 2015 by Disney with Kathleen Kennedy on board to produce the film, J.J Abrams to direct and Academy Award winner Michael Arndt to write the script.