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Warwick Davis the latest actor to join 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

By Henry Hanks, CNN
updated 8:08 PM EDT, Thu October 16, 2014
The cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII" -- or should we say "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," now that the official title has been released -- unites well-known names with some up-and-coming actors. At least one cast member, Daisy Ridley, is so new she has just a few acting credits to her name. You can see her in the back right of this cast photo, wearing a necklace and talking to "Star Wars" veteran Carrie Fisher. Here's who she'll star with. The cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII" -- or should we say "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," now that the official title has been released -- unites well-known names with some up-and-coming actors. At least one cast member, Daisy Ridley, is so new she has just a few acting credits to her name. You can see her in the back right of this cast photo, wearing a necklace and talking to "Star Wars" veteran Carrie Fisher. Here's who she'll star with.
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Meet the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
John Boyega
Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke
Lupita Nyong'o
Gwendoline Christie
Adam Driver
Oscar Isaac
Andy Serkis
Domhnall Gleeson
Mark Hamill
Carrie Fisher
Harrison Ford
Anthony Daniels
Kenny Baker
Peter Mayhew
Max von Sydow
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Warwick Davis is the latest cast member to join "Star Wars: Episode VII"
  • He is best known for playing Wicket in "Return of the Jedi"
  • Davis made the announcement on YouTube

(CNN) -- First, the call came for Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.

And finally, the call has come for Warwick Davis.

Davis, first known for his role as Wicket the Ewok in "Return of the Jedi," will return for "Star Wars: Episode VII," he announced Thursday on YouTube.

He is the latest actor from the original "Star Wars" trilogy to join the film, the first of a third and final trilogy.

Davis went on to play the lead character in "Willow," and has had roles in other fan favorite film series such as "Harry Potter." He also poked fun at himself in the HBO TV series "Life's Too Short."

Davis hosted "Star Wars Celebration: Europe" last year, where he made no secret of his desire to return to the "Star Wars" series.

Whether he will reprise the role of Wicket or take on another role remains to be seen.

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