Is Chewbacca Going To Be In Episode VII?

Chewbacca RelaxingIs Chewie going to be in Star Wars: Episode VII? A recent casting call seems to indicate that it might be so. It calls for a “”Male, 7 ft to 7.3 ft tall with a slim/thin build and upright posture. Not too worked out or too ‘thick set’ especially in the shoulders. Broad facial features would be a bonus.” Now, granted, this could just be another Wookie. But why wouldn’t they just use the original Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew? Unfortunately, Mayhew has suffered from health problems in recent years and has trouble walking. He could still be back for the film, and I hope that he can. But this casting rumor is interesting. I’d love to see Chewbacca again. You can’t have Han without Chewie!

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