Chewbacca Back for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'?

Posted 7:28 PM September 23rd, 2013 by Binh Ngo
Star Wars

Den of Geek was able to obtain a casting call purportedly from Walt Disney Pictures/LucasFilm/Bad Robot looking for tall actor with a slender build. Read the whole thing below.

"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."

Who could this describe? As Den of Geek pointed out, 7-7.3 feet is pretty tall and in the Star Wars movies there is exactly one character who matches those characteristics: Chewbacca.

We all know Harrison Ford will be back as Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII, so it makes sense for Chewbacca to be back as well.

Peter Mayhew played the original Chewbacca, and after hearing about this, has decided to throw his name into the hat.

"I intend to pursue the role of Chewbacca for Episode VII," Mayhew said.

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