According to the Hollywood Reporter, Peter Mayhew will be reprieve his role as Chewbacca in the upcoming Star Wars film next year.
This is cool in it's own right, but when taken in the context of previous Episode VII news it could mean potentially huge changes to Expanded Universe Canon.
Episode VII is confirmed to be set about 30 year after Return of the Jedi. For those keeping track that would be around 34 ABY, or 9 years after the date listed for Chewbacca's death on Wookieepedia.
What else may have changed? No Vong War? Different children of the original cast of character? No cloned emperors?
We may have to wait until next year to know for sure.
Photo from The Hollywood Reporter.
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