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Looks like we spoke too soon when we posted a casting news roundup earlier this morning, as new continues to break—this time, in the realm of Star Wars.  Yep, that’s right, a beloved classic character from the original Star Wars trilogy is coming back for Star Wars: Episode VII.

Joining the already-confirmed R2-D2 for the new film be Chewbacca.  That’s right, everyone’s favorite wookie with a mustache is back, and will be portrayed by original actor Peter Mayhew.  Not much else to report, but hey, you already had a bevy of Star Wars news this weekend, right?

Star Wars: Episode VII is set for a December 18, 2005 release date.

What do you think of the Chewbacca news?

Source:  /Film