Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- Star Wars Celebration will celebrate the saga’s 40th anniversary with a new panel.
- On that new Star Wars: Episode 9 rumor…
- New Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo pays tribute to Peter Mayhew.
- Samuel L. Jackson is happy to return as Mace Windu, should it be necessary.
- Does Grand Admiral Thrawn have a larger role to play?
- An old villain is coming back to Star Wars Rebels.
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Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first photo of the cast of their upcoming Star Wars stand-alone movie starring a young Han Solo, celebrating the start of filming on February 20th, 2017 at Pinewood Studios in London. Hit the jump to see the first Han Solo movie photo, which features the cast on board the Millennium Falcon, ready to take off and begin filming this epic adventure.
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Even though fans have never seen his face in a Star Wars movie, fans of the sci-fi saga know exactly who Peter Mayhew is. For those who don’t, he’s the 7’2″ British actor who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy and Revenge of the Sith. And Mayhew was once again recruited to play the Wookiee in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, there’s a new actor who also helped bring the Wookiee to life as well. Find out who this new Chewbacca actor is after the jump. Read More »