With the knowledge that Luke, Han, and Leia are likely to be involved in Star Wars Episode VII, people have been wondering about Chewie. As the movie is likely not based on the Expanded Universe, where Chewie is dead, it’s possible he will appear. Now it looks like Lucasfilm may be looking to cast someone to play a Wookiee in the UK.
Den of Geek found a UK casting call that was asking for this:
“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”.
It definitely looks to be for Star Wars, as the sheet named the Episode VII producers on it.
As Peter Mayhew recently had double knee replacement surgery, it’s possible they’re looking for a new Chewbacca here. Or it could be an all-new Wookiee.