Source: Den of Geek
It's been a few days since we had a good Star Wars casting rumor, so the geek media is whipping itself into a frothy lather over this one. It seems that Disney has put out a casting call in London for a part in an unnamed Disney/Lucasfilm/Bad Robot film that is almost certainly a Wookie in Star Wars Episode 7:
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.
Now, you might be saying, "of course they're going to want a Wookie in Star Wars." Well, Den of Geek takes it even further in their "exclusive" article, suggesting that the part is not for any old Wookie, but for Chewbacca himself. Note that they start the paragraph off by saying "we wouldn't want to speculate," which of course means they're about to speculate their fucking asses off:
Now, we wouldn't want to speculate, but fact fans will note that original Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew, who starred in all three original Star Wars films and the final prequel Revenge Of The Sith, is 7'3" (almost 2.25 metres). And the description of the desired physique is exactly that of Mayhew's. Coincidence? Could JJ be searching for a Wookie for the new trilogy? Or could it be something else entirely?
So there you have it. Disney is recasting Chewbacca. It's a done deal, no question about it.
Unless they aren't.
Either way, we've already gotten your unique hit, so it doesn't really matter.
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