Peter Mayhew to Return as Chewbacca for Episode VII?
Earlier this week The Hollywood Reporter reported via a source that Peter Mayhew, the British actor who famously brought the seven foot tall Chewbacca the Wookiee to life in four of the previous six Star Wars films, will return to the iconic role in Star Wars: Episode VII.
Rumors began to surface when Mr. Mayhew cancelled a convention appearance scheduled for the end of May due to a schedule conflict (believed to be Episode VII which begins filming in early May). Mr. Mayhew, Disney and Lucasfilm have all declined to comment on the matter at this time. With primary filming scheduled to start in a matter of weeks, an official statement on casting is expected soon (May the 4th?).
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