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Chewbacca Returns for Episode VII
Peter Mayhew is back (unofficially)!
By Robert T. Trate
April 07, 2014
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Star Wars: Episode VII arrives 12-18-15
© Lucasfilm/ Disney
All right, most of us consider the Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher the essential trio for Star Wars. What about Chewbacca? The Hollywood Reporter is reporting the exclusive news that Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca, will return for Episode VII. This news comes from one of their sources and has not been confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm.
They also had this little nugget to back up their story: “Rumors recently surfaced that he was reprising his role after he canceled an upcoming appearance at Texas convention Comicpalooza "due to filming." Since the convention takes place May 23-26, many fans wondered if that meant the actor would be busy with Episode VII”.
Is this true? Mayhew has reprised his iconic role several times over the years. He played Chewbacca in the Christmas Special, The Clone Wars series and in Revenge of the Sith. Yet that is nothing special considering Anthony Daniels is the only person to played C-3PO in every animated Star Wars series and the three prequels. Has he even been cast yet? While were at it, what about Billy Dee Williams?
Star Wars: Episode VII is slated to hit theaters Dec. 18, 2015.
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