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Are Lucasfilm looking to recast Chewbacca in Star Wars: Episode VII?

September 24th, 2013 by bash 1 Comment

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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  • Craig Berrington-potts

    It would be a great shame if Peter Mayhew wasn’t playing chewie. If he can’t do it, he can’t do it. His knee may have healed by the time filming starts. Fingers crossed. Get well soon Peter.

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