Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars, took to Twitter Thursday night and unleashed a veritable trove of annotated behind-the-scenes photos from the original trilogy. Some of these shots you'll no doubt recognize, but many of them were new to us – like this ridiculously adorable photo of…
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Chewie, the script to a behind-the-scenes tale about Star Wars' Wookiee, was one of our favorite screenplays on the 2011 Black List — now it has a director! Kyle Newman of Fanboys has signed on to helm the odd story of Peter Mayhew, hospital worker turned Wookie smuggler. Via Mayhew's Twitter account:
Yes, that's Chewbacca, Clone Wars-style! The greatest Wookiee of them all will be appearing in the two-part season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and he'll be voiced by original Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew. Can I get a rrrorrrww?
If things had turned out differently, Peter Mayhew could have played Bigfoot, adding to a resume that already included the coolest Wookiee in a galaxy far, far away. Sean Whitley, writer and director of Southern Fried Bigfoot, explains.