Star Wars 7 Peter Mayhew returns as Chewbacca

Peter Mayhew will return as Chewbacca in JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII

Chewbacca creator Stuart Freeborn with Peter Mayhew
Chewbacca creator Stuart Freeborn with Peter Mayhew

We may be eagerly waiting the cast-iron confirmation of the original trio of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher for JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, but the production has already taken a step in the right direction.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Peter Mayhew is set to reprise his role as Wookie wingman Chewbacca for the new movie.

Given Mayhew’s health issues and recent knee operation, it’s unlikely that it’s going to be a big role, but it’s certainly great to see him back in action – if only for a glorified cameo, perhaps like the one he had in Revenge Of The Sith.

Star Wars: Episode VII is due in cinemas 18 December 2015. You can buy Star Wars: The Complete Saga for £57.99 on Blu-ray from Amazon.co.uk.