Jon Mathers Bids to Be Chewbacca

With Peter Mayhew having recent knee surgery it’s unlikely that he’ll be able to take up the role of Chewbacca, as much as we all want his return to the iconic role. But someone else is up for the role, his name, Jonny Mathers. He’s not a seasoned actor and received a call from his mom shortly after the this role was said to be looking to be filled. Walt Disney Pictures/LucasFilm/Bad Robot have put out a casting call for a: “Male, 7 ft to 7.3 ft tall with a slim/thin build and upright posture. “Not too worked out or … Continue reading Jon Mathers Bids to Be Chewbacca

Possible Casting Call For Chewbacca

Looks like our Wookie friend might have a comeback part for the sequels according to this recent casting call in the UK. They are looking for ‘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.’ It is listed as an Untitled Studio Feature with some bug names attached to it which pretty much gives us an idea of which studio feature they’re talking about. “Kathleen Kennedy, JJ Abrams, Bryan Burk, Tommy Harper (Exec)” The original actor … Continue reading Possible Casting Call For Chewbacca

Chewbacca Gets His Lightsaber Confiscated

So the Imperials have recognized the rebel hero Peter Mayhew  in his disguise. On his way home from a Sci Fi Convention he was stopped by Airport Security. Headed through the airport he was stopped by security and they seized his cane, which is a likeness of a lightsaber, thinking it to be a dangerous weapon. Now, if this were really Star Wars, then yah, they’d be correct but it was just a cane that helped this wookie walk, so you can imagine the frustration of Peter Mayhew as he waited for them to return his cane. He reported on … Continue reading Chewbacca Gets His Lightsaber Confiscated