The Wookiee Wins: Peter Mayhew Is in Star Wars Episode VII as Chewbacca

By Luke Y. Thompson in Movies
Monday, April 7, 2014 at 12:29 pm


This officially makes him the first original trilogy star to be confirmed. (R2-D2 does not count as yet because Kenny Baker is not certain - or even likely - to be inside.)

And yet the last few times I've seen him at conventions, he's been in a wheelchair. So what does this mean for Chewie? CGI legs? A wheeled Wookiee? Or shots so quick they only require the actor to stand for seconds at a time?

Oh wait, I forgot...JJ Abrams. So we'll probably see him seated all movie, until the very end, when something stupider than we can possibly imagine is revealed about his ambulatory capabilities. What's your guess?

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