A new casting call has gone out on the UK website Spotlight, looking for a male actor over 7 ft tall, giving way to rumors that the makers of Star Wars Episode VII are looking for a new Wookie...presumably Han Solo's trusty companion, Chewie. It reads: ‘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.’ Now the casting call is for an "UNTITLED STUDIO FEATURE", but the production date is listed as "early 2014", with the producers credited as "Kathleen Kennedy, JJ Abrams, Bryan Burk, Tommy Harper (Exec)" -- so it seems pretty obvious which movie it is. Original Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew recently underwent knee surgery and won't be running around a galaxy far far away anytime soon, so IF Chewie is to be a part of the new series of films, it makes sense that they'd be searching for a replacement. What do you think?
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