There have been plenty of casting rumors surrounding Star Wars: Episode VII without any confirmations concerning any of them. Is Benedict Cumberbatch playing a Sith Lord? Is Jonathan Rhys Meyers on board? There are plenty of questions, but no answers. Luckily J.J. Abrams briefly spoke with an L.A. Times reporter, to talk about casting for the film.
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Here is the reporter's tweet, summing up the "interview:"
JJ Abrams on #StarWars: "We're working our asses off trying to get things in place w/ casting." Benedict Cumberbatch? "I love that guy."
— Yvonne Villarreal (@villarrealy) September 20, 2013
According to a new, mysterious casting call that went out at the end of last week, Star Wars: Episode VII might be featuring Chewbacca or at least another Wookiee character!
This story comes from Den of Geek, which found the casting call on an audition series called "spotlight." Details about this casting call were limited to "UNTITLED STUDIO FEATURE" by Walt Disney Pictures/LucasFilm/Bad Robot.
Check out the casting call right here:
"Tall Man (Male, 21 - 60) 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."
Clearly this looks like a casting call for Chewbacca or at least a character along the lines of everyone's favorite giant, cuddly sidekick.
Peter Mayhew, the original actor to play Chewbacca, has recently undergone some medical procedures so he is most likely out for a role reprisal. This could easily be a call for his replacement.
Or this rumor could just be completely false!
What do you think? Will we be seeing Chewbacca or another Wookiee in the upcoming Star Wars film?