Peter Mayhew will once again step into the Wookie costume of Chewbacca for the forthcoming sequel Star Wars: Episode VII.

Peter Mayhew Joins Episode VII Cast

Mayhew, 69, who first played Chewbacca in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1977, is officially signed on for the latest film by Disney and LucasFilm, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Mayhew is the latest Star Wars veteran to officially join the cast of Episode VII. It’s already been announced that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher would be reprising their iconic roles in the franchise. As for the main actors in the film, the studios are keeping tight-lipped.

Episode VII Casting

“We have a lot of them [in place]," Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said. “We’re just not completely done yet.”

“There will be some very familiar faces along with a trio of new young leads," offered Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger.

One young and familiar face that’s reportedly joining the Episode VII cast is Girls actor Adam Driver. Driver, who's also made appearances in indie hit Frances Ha and the Oscar-nominated Lincoln, will apparently play a new villain.

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