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?