[Movies] Chewbacca Returning for Star Wars: Episode VII Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.07.2014
The Wookie is back...
It was previously reported that Peter Mayhew was in talks to reprise his role as the most famous Wookie of them all, Chewbacca, in Star Wars: Episode VII. Now, THR has confirmed that Mayhew will indeed return to the role for J.J. Abrams' first film in the franchise. That makes him the second confirmed character, alongside R2-D2.
The film was written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan and is said to include Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford reprising their roles from the original trilogy (though none of them are confirmed yet). The film will be set thirty years after Return of the Jedi and include a trio of new leads alongside well-known characters. It opens on December 18th, 2015.