We’ve been waiting for any casting information we can get from Star Wars Episode VII and we may have and the first major bombshell drop in regards to the original cast. After looking like he may miss filming due to health issues, a very cryptic tweet has suggested that Peter Mayhew is back as Chewbacca for the new Star Wars movie.
Mayhew was primed to appear at the Texas International Comic Con when he had to cancel at the last minute for what the event organizers are calling ‘filming’.
Hmmm, I wonder what he could be filming.
We regret to announce that Peter Mayhew is canceling his appearance at Comicpalooza this year due to filming.
— Comicpalooza Con (@Comicpalooza) March 28, 2014
No one has been officially confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney when it comes to the cast,not even Adam Driver who is widely reported as being the film’s new main villain. Having Mayhew back would be a big win for fans though as Chewbacca is one of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars universe and Mayhew, as a result is just as beloved by fans.
When it was announced that he may miss filming due to health concerns, fans were truly bummed out but this little cryptic tweet has promoted a unison of Chewbacca growls all across the galaxy.