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Peter Mayhew will reportedly return as Chewbacca in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

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Even though the rumor mill surrounding Star Wars: Episode VII has been swirling with casting rumors in recent weeks, at least one actor has reportedly been confirmed to be returning to the classic series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peter Mayhew is set to reprise his role as Chewbacca in the new film.

THR reports that filming is already well under under way with director JJ Abrams at the helm, and Mayhew's role is currently the only certainty. However, confirmations on the rest of the cast have proven to be a little more evasive. Even though Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher are all rumored to be attached to the film, the movie is being kept tightly under wraps. Girls star Adam Driver was also recently named as a candidate for the villain, but that still remains to be seen.

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Even though the plot is still a secret, Disney and LucasFilm did confirm that Episode VII's narrative will take place 30 years after the end of 1983's Return of the Jedi. When the movie hits theaters in 2015, fans can at least look forward to seeing what Chewie has been up to in all that time. And hopefully some amazing behind-the-scenes photos.