It was the end of last month that we started getting word about Mayhew coming back again. We’ve all heard it before, but this time seemed different. He had canceled an appearance.
Today, The Hollywood Reporter brings the confirmation we’ve been waiting for, reporting that the 69-year-old actor will, indeed, play the famous Wookiee in J.J. Abram’s new film.
We await 100% official confirmation by Lucasfilm and/or Disney.
Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a script that he wrote with Lawrence Kasdan. The movie will focus on a new generation of heroes and could include appearances by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in older versions of their iconic characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. The film is set to begin shooting in May of 2014 and will hit theaters on December 18th, 2015.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter