Peter Mayhewwill reprise his role as Chewbacca in the upcomingStar Wars: Episode VII, according toThe Hollywood Reporter.
Mayhew played the Wookiee in the original trilogy. Original starsHarrison Ford,Mark HamillandCarrie Fisherare also set to return for theJ.J. Abrams-directed sequel, which will hit ...

Peter Mayhew will reprise his role as Chewbacca in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Mayhew played the Wookiee in the original trilogy. Original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are also set to return for the J.J. Abrams-directed sequel, which will hit theaters in December 2015.

Star Wars: Episode VII reveals first plot details

Adam Driver has also been cast as an unnamed villain in the project, which will be set 30 years after the events depicted in Return of the Jedi and has already begun filming.

The movie will also feature three new young leads, who have not yet been cast. Lupita Nyong'o, Jesse Plemons, John Boyega and Ed Speleers are all reportedly in contention for starring roles.

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