STAR WARS EPISODE VII: Peter Mayhew Set To Return As 'Chewbacca'

STAR WARS EPISODE VII: Peter Mayhew Set To Return As 'Chewbacca'

There had been rumours after it was revealed that he'd dropped out of a convention appearance a little later this year, but reliable sources have now confirmed that Peter Mayhew is indeed set to once again suit up as Han Solo's loyal companion Chewbacca in Star Wars Episode VII. Check it out!

When it was revealed that Peter Mayhew had cancelled an upcoming appearance at Texas' Comicpalooza "due to filming", many fans assumed that it had to be Star Wars Episode VII related. Well, if you were one of them, give yourself a pat on the back! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor will indeed be returning as Chewbacca, the iconic partner to Harrison Ford's Han Solo. Along with the Indiana Jones star, Mayhew will be joined by Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, along with rumoured contenders Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong'o. 
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Filed Under "Star Wars" 4/7/2014 Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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DEVLIN712 - 4/7/2014, 12:12 PM
Nice! Pretty busy news day
wookiefit - 4/7/2014, 12:12 PM
So much win. I think you'll know what thread I'll be on for a while.

wookiefit - 4/7/2014, 12:13 PM
cipher - 4/7/2014, 12:14 PM
wookiefit - 4/7/2014, 12:17 PM
I wonder if he's in Egypt also?

or hittin the slopes for physical therapy?

wookiefit - 4/7/2014, 12:17 PM
Chewy was about 400 yrs old in Jedi
wookiefit - 4/7/2014, 12:19 PM

the420fanboy - 4/7/2014, 12:20 PM
All I'm saying... Peter Mahew was confined to a wheelchair when I met him less than a year ago.
wookiefit - 4/7/2014, 12:20 PM
Chewy back in those awkward high school days

wookiefit - 4/7/2014, 12:20 PM
He just had knee surgery about 5 months ago.
GinjaNinja - 4/7/2014, 12:21 PM
WHAT???? HE DIES LIKE 15 YEARS AFTER THE RETURN OF THE JEDI!!! Looks like they are skipping the invasion too.....
wookiefit - 4/7/2014, 12:24 PM
Rumor is that the movies wont follow the books or expanded universe characters.

Nick56 - 4/7/2014, 12:25 PM
Hopefully this means they are ignoring the EU.
Growup - 4/7/2014, 12:25 PM
Nobody at Disney care about the books. Even before the clone wars didn't and Rebels will not too and myself too.
wookiefit - 4/7/2014, 12:25 PM
The 3 movies will most likly be based 4-5 years apart. So they could fit between the books with some creative writing.
cipher - 4/7/2014, 12:26 PM
They're not going to follow any of the stuff from the expanded universe.
wookiefit - 4/7/2014, 12:26 PM
I will probably never buy another StarWars book again if they aren't someway connected. I have around 85-90 of them.
GinjaNinja - 4/7/2014, 12:27 PM
well what a waste of great storylines
Growup - 4/7/2014, 12:27 PM
The clone wars didn't follow and the next show rebels will not too like the movies.
wookiefit - 4/7/2014, 12:28 PM

wookiefit - 4/7/2014, 12:28 PM
The Clone Wars Cartoon sucked and ruined so much.
wookiefit - 4/7/2014, 12:29 PM
Yeah! Big moon.
NinjaKickTheDamnRabbit - 4/7/2014, 12:30 PM
I hope his health can hold up while filming.
wookiefit - 4/7/2014, 12:30 PM
The comic mini series on his death was pretty good.You got to see how Han and Chewy 1st met.
Brainiac13 - 4/7/2014, 12:30 PM
MsDarkPhoenix - 4/7/2014, 12:32 PM
Gotta love these two :D

wookiefit - 4/7/2014, 12:32 PM
@ Josh

nice updated pic.
wookiefit - 4/7/2014, 12:33 PM
NinjaKickTheDamnRabbit - 4/7/2014, 12:33 PM
If true, this makes me really happy for him. No other actor from the movies loved their role and character as much as Mr Mayhew did and does.
wookiefit - 4/7/2014, 12:33 PM
yes! Yes you did
sKeemAn - 4/7/2014, 12:33 PM
Damn that means that Chewy has been seen in at least a cameo in all 3 trilogies. Pretty amazing. Do wookies age at all? He should be at least half gray.
revloveR - 4/7/2014, 12:34 PM
is he physically able to? i saw a picture of him on reddit with verne troyer and he was in a wheel chair.
revloveR - 4/7/2014, 12:35 PM
NinjaKickTheDamnRabbit - 4/7/2014, 12:35 PM
shshhhhh we dont mention the big R word on here
DrunkenNukem - 4/7/2014, 12:36 PM
This is just Episode VI 2.0

A recycled Star Wars many histories and characters this great universe has...and this is what we got

Ryuuzaki - 4/7/2014, 12:36 PM

He had a surgery not long ago for both his knees.
Prime - 4/7/2014, 12:37 PM
Is woodie Pasto's cousin? Both are just as random.
Prime - 4/7/2014, 12:37 PM
DrunkenNukem - 4/7/2014, 12:38 PM
Dont disrespecting Peter Mayhew....but this trilogy should start with something more fresh...

We will always have Episode IV, V & VI to remember all of them..
McGee - 4/7/2014, 12:39 PM
Oh what a big surprise.
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