Sporting a dog nose to promote The Secret Life of Pets 2, Harrison Ford took some time to reflect on his Star Wars best friend and co-pilot Chewbacca, brought to life by the late Peter Mayhew during a stop by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The 76-year old Oscar nominee who played rogue smuggler Han […]
May The Fourth Be With You! Today the world celebrates a rare geek double holiday, International Star Wars Day and Free Comic Book Day. As fans reflect on what Star Wars means to them, the recent death of Peter Mayhew– the actor who portrayed Chewbacca, weighs heavy on our hearts. In order to both mourn and celebrate the […]
With the recent news of Peter Mayhew‘s passing, fans worldwide were left in shock and mourning for the Star Wars actor. This May the 4th weekend, Peter had been scheduled to appear at FAN EXPO Dallas as one of the celebrity guests. Show producers had to quickly decide how to handle the loss and give […]
We are so incredibly heartbroken to report the passing of the best co-pilot in the galaxy, Peter Mayhew. Long known to Star Wars fans the galaxy over, the gentle giant first roared life into Wookiee Chewbacca in the original 1977 film, and continued to play a part in the franchise until Joonas Suotamo fully took over the […]
Tony Lee talked about running the comic book side of the London Film And Comic Con on Bleeding Cool yesterday. Well, it seems that I am going to be giving him an even greater headache. I will be at the London Film And Comic Con as a guest. I’ll have a table and everything. But it […]
Harrison Ford appeared onstage at the 40th Anniversary Panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando today, to the delight of the crowd in attendance. The loudest cheer came when Ford shared a hug with co-star Peter Mayhew, who played his Wookiee life partner in the Star Wars saga. Whoops, sorry. That’s actually Ford hugging Star Wars […]
Peter Mayhew has retired from the role of Chewbacca. While this isn’t that surprising to fans who follow Star Wars news very carefully it is a passing of the torch. Mayhew, who is in his 70’s now, will play the role of Chewie one last time in Star Wars Episode VII: The Last Jedi before […]
With Empire‘s Star Wars: The Force Awakens issue hitting newsstands in the UK on Friday, the magazine has released images of the six covers(!) that will be available featuring new characters like Rey, Finn, Captain Phasma and Poe Dameron. There is also one cover featuring Han and Chewie. Take a look below:
It's cold out here for a Wookiee.
So there we go. All the mystery will be sucked out of this box before you know it. Within reason, anyway. And that suits me just fine.
All evidence here is circumstantial but it’s a nice possibility and I think some Bleeding Cool readers will be rather heartened to hear it.
The latest news about Episode VII, from Saoirse Ronan confirming that she's been reading for a role to Josh Homme 'auditioning' for R2D2.
As we told you earlier in the month, Mayhew isn't in the best of health right now. Complications arising from his gigantism lead to him being unable to stand up straight or walk unassisted.
There are several acting agencies that specialise in actors with extraordinary physiques, from the tall to the small, the very thin to the rather broad. Last Friday, these agencies received a new Star Wars casting call.
I was checking my twitter feed last night, reading Steranko’s amazing tales, catching up on a few friend’s weekends and then I found this… Uncle Peter needs help! Please retweet my kickstarter to your friends & ask them to do the same. You will be my hero! http://t.co/FEYGlN8K6X — Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) August 21, 2013 […]