Den of Geek are reporting that a casting call has been put out by Walt Disney Pictures/LucasFilm/Bad Robot for an actor of approximately 7-7’3′ ft in height.
Could this be a replacement for Peter Mayhew (currently in hospital after knee surgery) as Chewbacca, a completely new Wookiee or some other character.
According to the site, the studios are looking for a:
“Male, 7 ft to 7.3 ft tall with a slim/thin build and upright posture. Not too worked out or too ‘thick set’ especially in the shoulders. Broad facial features would be a bonus.”
Den of Geek believes that because Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew is 7′ 3″ tall, the production could be looking to cast an actor to play a wookie. But who knows until we get official confirmation of this.
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