Mayhew played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy and also appeared as the character in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. It’s currently unknown if Mayhew will be wearing a physical suit for the new film or if Chewbacca will be CGI. Either way, he’ll be returning to his role with other members of the original Star Wars trilogy, including Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, reports The Los Angeles Times.
Chewbacca will also be joined by R2-D2 in Star Wars 7. The exact roles that these two character will take in the movie in unknown, but it is known that they will join up with three new leads at some point in the film, MTV.com notes.
It hasn’t been confirmed if Anthony Daniels will reprise his role as C-3PO in Star Wars 7, but the actor did let slip at New York Comic-Con 2013 that he will be the only actor to appear in all seven Star Wars films.