Original Chewbacca 'Joins Star Wars Episode VII Cast'
Peter Mayhew, who played the character originally, is set to return to the franchise...
Peter Mayhew, the actor who originally played Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series will reportedly reprise his role in the upcoming sequel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mayhew has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII to don the wookiee suit once again.
Most of the cast for the highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel are now 'in place' according to Disney Studios chairman, Alan Horn.
Mayhew had previously voiced his support for Disney's takeover of the Star Wars films.
"I have no doubt Disney will respect and continue the legacy of Lucasfilm", he said back in 2012.
Star Wars: Episode VII is due to be released on 18 December next year.