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It looks like Chewbacca and Admiral Ackbar are back for Star Wars: Episode VIII

February 6th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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It’s no secret that most of the new cast from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be returning to a cinema near us for Star Wars: Episode VIII, although we can’t help but wonder about some of the other iconic characters which have yet to be mentioned.

According to (via Squareeyed), Admiral Ackbar is likely to return to the franchise for the third, making an appearance in Episode VIII.

It is believed that a number of actors from The Force Awakens have had to pull out of a scheduled appearance at Pensacon as a result of a clash with filming of a new project. What makes this idea all the more interesting is the fact Peter Mayhew and Tim Rose were pulled from the Pensacon meet. Hmmm…Chewbacca and Admiral Ackbar (we’re also hearing that  Nien Numb is expected to reappear too? Whilst no one has confirmed what their ‘new project’ is, we’re hopeful that it has something to do with Star Wars: Episode VIII. We’ve got everything crossed!

When you look at the details, it makes perfect sense that these two will be filming Star Wars: Episode VIII, given that Pensacon just happens to take place February 19-21, right in the middle of the Star Wars shoot schedule. Pensacon gave the following statement on their Facebook page in order to break the news to fans:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….