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Get a Look at Episode VII’s Chewbacca in the Star Wars Day Selfie

What a wookiee.

While the full cast announcement may have come a few days early for Star Wars Day, fans still got a treat in the form of a shot on the Star Wars Instagram account with Chewbacca looming over Disney Chairman Bob Iger’s shoulder.

Aside from the recent cast announcement and an awesome but painful teasing of R2-D2 some months ago, the production has been extremely tight-lipped. We’re not even sure if it’s actually Mayhew inside the Chewbacca costume or if Iger just had someone throw it on for the photo, but he’s certainly tall enough to be the real deal.

Either way, the cast confirmation assured us that he’ll be the man inside the walking carpet when cameras start rolling.

Hopefully, this will be the start of more shots and information from the production. Mayhew has been kind of a shutterbug on past Star Wars sets, so maybe we can count on him for more—as long as it doesn’t take him over 30 years to show us this time.

(via Daily Dot, image Star Wars via Instagram)

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