April 7, 2014
Peter Mayhew To Reprise Chewbacca In STAR WARS: EPISODE VII
Disney's Alan Horn recently confirmed shooting on Star Wars: Episode VII is underway, with a majority of the cast set. A new report from THR suggests that we'll be getting our favorite walking fur-ball back as well! Actor Peter Mayhew who recent underwent double-knee replacement surgery will indeed reprise the role of Chewbacca in the new film.
While it's been assumed that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher will have supporting roles. An official announcement hasn't been made. The only returning character besides Chewie that has been confirmed is R2-D2. Adam Driver is reportedly set as the new villain.