Oh that’s right ladies and gentlemen! Everyone’s favorite Wookie is come back to the ‘Star Wars’ universe!

We just learned that Disney and Lucas Arts are bringing back Peter Mayhew (‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith ‘,’Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope ‘) in order to reprise his role as the most famous giant furry creature to ever grace the big screen in science fiction history! With a cast full of original members such as Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill (among others) it will be great to see if Han and Chewbacca’s friendship survived throughout the years. (It was previously hinted that the two might be working out some differences.) I’m interested to see if they show Chewy as an older version of himself with the grey hair that many of his fellow co-stars from the original films will also be sporting these days.

Recently Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn revealed that the new movie was already in motion and that much of the initial shooting would be in Morocco. Furthermore, when he was talking about the cast he said that “We have a lot of them [in place]. We’re just not completely done yet.”

While it is a nice surprise to see that Chewy is back, it still doesn’t tell us exactly who has been given the lead roles quite yet. When Iger spoke about the cast, he also said that “There will be some very familiar faces along with a trio of new young leads.” Clearly Chewy is going to be falling into the first category there.

Are you glad to hear that Chewbacca will be in the thick of things once again? Are you hoping for a more laid Chewy or do you think Han will be feeding off him to encourage a return to the shenanigans from the exploits of their younger days?

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ blasts off into theaters on December 18, 2015.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter