Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca Confirmed for ‘Star Wars VII’

Peter Mayhew
Right on the heels of the surprise leak (more so than proper announcement) that filming on director J.J. Abrams’ (PeekYou profile here) Star Wars Episode VII has already begun, the first major bit of casting has been confirmed; the 69-year old, 7’3″ British actor, Peter Mayhew (PeekYou profile here), will be donning the fur suit again, and reprising his role as beloved Wookiee, Chewbacca.

Mayhew did appear in series creator George Lucas’ (PeekYou profile here) last Star Wars film, Revenge of the Sith; which did not feature most of the cast of the original trilogy. Nonetheless, this casting confirmation has fans hopeful that this time around the original group (namely, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford) will be on board.

You can keep up with the dribs and drabs, or perhaps the torrents and gobs (should it come to that), of all the information that hits the Web regarding this hotly anticipated project via the PeekYou profiles linked to above; where you will also find social pages, homepages, articles, interviews, videos, photos, and more.