Who Wants to Be a Wookie?

Posted by David Konow

No, this isn’t a new reality show in the works, this is another Star Wars rumor going around right now. It’s apparently about a secret casting call where the powers that be may be looking for, you guessed it, the next Chewbacca. 

Giant Freakin Robot and Den of Geek have both reported about an odd casting call for an “untitled feature” from Disney / LucasFilm / Bad Robot. Doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure this one out, and apparently they’re looking for someone to play a Wookie, or perhaps a really tall alien.
Audition for a role as a Wookie in Star Wars VII casting call
The ad wants, “Male, 7ft to 7.3 ft tall with a slim / thin build and upright posture. Not too worked out or too ‘thick set especially in the shoulders. Broad facial features would be a bonus.” 
 
As Freakin Robot reminds us, the original Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew, was 7’3, and this could indeed be a call for the next Chewy. It may not be easy to find the right person that fits these exact requirements, but for the right lucky galoot, the biggest show biz break imaginable could be just around the corner.