Peter Mayhew

Little-known sci-fi fact: Obi-Wan survived in the early drafts of A New Hope
Apr 15, 2016

Original Star Wars star Peter Mayhew has been revealing pages from an early draft of Star Wars: A New Hope, and it turns out the story changed a whole lot along the way.

Meet the other Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor who played Chewbacca alongside Peter Mayhew
Jan 6, 2016

While Peter Mayhew has been the beloved actor inside the furry suit since the Star Wars saga began, he shared those duties on The Force Awakens.

Image of the Day: Peter Mayhew's Star Wars script confirms who shot first
Jun 16, 2015

The whole "who shot first" saga between Han Solo and Greedo in Star Wars: A New Hope is finally coming to an epic conclusion.

Peter Mayhew roars: Ep VII will be best 'Star Wars' movie
Aug 4, 2014

At San Antonio Comic Con, the Chewbacca actor reveals how Episode VII is coming together

Check out 15 Star Wars photos Peter Mayhew tweeted from his treasure trove
Jan 10, 2014

Peter Mayhew has a huge back catalog of old pictures from when he did Star Wars, and he just revealed a slew of them. Let's take a look.

Actors behind Chewbacca and Jar Jar weigh in on that Disney deal
Dec 17, 2012

After word broke that Disney has purchased LucasFilm—with plans to start cranking out Star Wars films on a regular basis—it seems like everyone has something snarky to say about the move. But what about a few of the original stars?

Chewbacca's finally getting a Star Wars film of his own (sorta)
Dec 17, 2012

Most Star Wars fans will say that it's about bloody darn time that Han Solo's (Harrison Ford) best friend, co-pilot, and ever-faithful-sidekick Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) is finally getting his very own movie. (Well ... sorta.)

2011's 73 hottest unproduced scripts include a Chewbacca comedy
Dec 16, 2012

The Black List, an annual grouping of the most-liked unproduced screenplays in Hollywood, is out this week, and that means it's time for the scripts at the top of the list to get a publicity bump and a chance at new life. Lots of promising scripts made the cut, but the most intriguing of the 73 by far is a new comedy about the making of Star Wars told through the eyes of Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew.

Sci-fi stars team up to solve a murder in the film noir Yesterday Was a Lie
Dec 14, 2012

When sci-fi or fantasy films spend time on the independent film festival circuit, it's usually because they're not ready for wide release—even if...