To commemorate the 30th anniversary of “Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi” (May 25th), we are celebrating all things Ewok. For those readers new to the “Star Wars” universe, the Ewoks are tiny tree-dwelling creatures who assist in the film’s climactic battle between the good guys (the Rebel Alliance) and bad guys (the Empire) — on the good side, of course.
As a part of our celebration, the folks at Next Movie put together a handy infographic that can function as your quick guide to Ewoks.
Check it out after the jump!
The most prominent Ewok in “Jedi” is Wicket W. Warrick, played by a then-eleven-year-old Warwick Davis. Davis, who has also appeared in the “Harry Potter” films as Griphook and Professor Flitwick, worked with “Star Wars” creator George Lucas again on the 1988 film “Willow” and spoke with MTV News earlier this year, before the Blu-ray release of that film.
“[Lucas] has always been really good to me as far as my career goes,” Davis said. “I mean he gave me my big break in 1981 – I wouldn’t have a career, I wouldn’’t be talking to you, if it hadn’t been for him.”
This summer, Davis will host Star Wars Celebration Europe in Essen, Germany. “These events are huge,” said the actor. “Never underestimate the power of the Force.”
Stick with MTV News throughout the weekend for all of our coverage of the “Return of the Jedi” anniversary.