Not really surprising news this, but it is comforting... Seems a UK casting call has gone out for UNTITLED STUDIO FEATURE, a film produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot. (Wonder what project that could be. Hmmm.) In it, the producers state they’re looking for a “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", which is a strong indication that they’re looking for somebody to play a Wookiee (7ft is the standard height for the furry fellas).
Whether this actor would take over from Peter Mayhew in the role of Chewbacca is unclear, but likely if the story involves the walking carpet to do anything strenuous. Could it be for another Wookiee role? Possibly. In fact… Solo and Organa have settled down (probably), so why not Chewie? Perhaps EPISODE VII will take us back to Kashyyyk, where we’ll catch up with the retired Chewbacca chillin’ with his missus Malla, son Lumpy and porn-addicted father Itchy! (If you don’t know what we’re talking about in that last sentence then count yourself extremely lucky – it means you’ve been spared the hauntingly dreadful HOLIDAY SPECIAL). All will be revealed soon. We hope.
Stay tuned for more STAR WARS EPISODE VII updates as we countdown the months to its 2015 release.
Source: Den of Geek
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