It’s official – for future Star Wars movies, Joonas Suotamo will be replacing Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca.  Joonas played Chewbacca in some key action scenes in The Force Awakens.  And he confirmed today that he will continue to play Chewie in future movies.  Peter Mayhew will always be Chewie – no one can replace him. He created Chewie’s signature moves, looks and characteristics.  But Joonas has proved that he can continue Peter’s legacy faithfully, while also bringing a new, fresh take on our favourite Wookie.

 

Source: Joonas Suotamo on Twitter: @JoonasSuotamo

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