Mayhew to return as Chewbacca!
Yep, you heard it right, Peter Mayhew is returning to the loveable “walking carpet” once again. But this time, he won’t be in full Yak hair ostume. He is provided the walk, talk and attitude of the now nearly 35 year loved star. This time peter will be doing the voice. For years he has been woorking on the “Wyyyorgs”, “Rrrrrrrrrrrrrows,” and “Roughffs,” of Chewie.Though Lucasfilm Animation is keeping specific plot details under wraps, the “Clone Wars” finale, scheduled for April 1, will see Chewbacca cross paths with Ahsoka Tano, the Jedi apprentice to Anakin Skywalker (a k a the future Darth Vader). To prepare for these episodes, titled “Padawan Lost” and “Wookiee Hunt,” the “Clone Wars” supervising director Dave Filoni and his team of animators and artists delved into the Lucasfilm archives for original Chewbacca reference materials and costumes, and invited Mr. Mayhew to their studios in Marin County, north of San Francisco, to advise them on the process of bringing Chewie to digital life.See him on Friday April 1st on Cartoon Network at 8:30/7:30c