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Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by LukeSkywalker7, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. LukeSkywalker7

    LukeSkywalker7 Jedi Knight star 1

    Nov 14, 2012
    Should Chewbacca have grown old like the big 3 or should he go on for years more of adventures with the next generation,outlasting Luke,Han, and Leia? What do you hope to see?
  2. Poor Greedo

    Poor Greedo Jedi Knight star 2

    Nov 6, 2012
    I think he goes down with the Falcon. And Solo. If it comes to that. Chewie provides a great comic relief. From his antics with C3P0 to his banter with Solo. You never know what he really says but it helps move the story along. In the end though, I believe him to be mortal and should Solo go down...I think Chewie goes with him.


    he works for Lando and carries on :)
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  3. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

    Nov 20, 2012
    How long do Wookies even live to be?
  4. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 9, 2012
    Chewie will be back and it's almost guaranteed since Peter Mayhew signed on for 3 more episodes when he signed on for ROTS.

    I'd like to see Chewie live on protecting the kids as a body guard of sorts like he did with han but if he does end up dying it should be by Han's side. I don't think he'll be killed off though.
  5. LunarMoth

    LunarMoth Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 27, 2012
    I think Chewie lives on. We can't kill off everyone.

    Solo makes sense to die, but that might only be because we are so used to the thought that Ford wanted him to die in the OT.

    Luke makes sense to die if we are going to mirror the mentor aspect of the PT and the OT, but I would actually like to see him walk off into the sunset at the end of IX. However, I am torn between this and Spirit Luke..........

    Depending on how they use her in the ST, Leia could be written out in any of the ST films. I would like to see her absorbed into the political background much like Jar Jar (NOT COMPARING THE CHARACTERS HERE....) was from Ep I-III. Of course, this won't happen if she is a Jedi.

    My guess is that Solo dies and the rest of the Big 3.
  6. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 9, 2012
    Wookiees live for a long time. No need to kill off every major character. Besides, Chewie could die in episodes 10-12 if need be. :p
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  7. StarWars2015

    StarWars2015 Jedi Knight star 2

    Dec 5, 2012
    It is said in various places that a typical WOOKIE Lifespan is about 400 years so Chewie reallyy should not look that much different in the ST.....and yes should survive to bring a link between the cast of the OT & ST.
  8. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 29, 2000
    When you consider just how old Chewie is supposed to be in ANH, the series is really less the Skywalker Saga and more the Chewbacca Saga :p
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  9. Darthbane2007

    Darthbane2007 Jedi Knight star 4

    Oct 31, 2007
    He should go...
  10. Julius Vernon

    Julius Vernon Jedi Knight star 3

    Nov 7, 2012
    I love Chewbacca and would expect to see him. If/when Han Solo dies though I do think it would be fitting to have Chewbacca go out with him. I think I'd have a hard time seeing Chewie go on without Han and vice-versa.
  11. Jedi Gunny

    Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

    May 20, 2008
    He should still be around.
  12. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 13, 2001
    It will be odd to have the Big 3 back and not have Chewie, so of course he should be in it.
  13. Joe

    Joe Jedi Master star 6

    Dec 25, 2012
    Well, Chewie is unique because he is one of the few OT characters who no one would notice if he was played by a different actor. Disney should thus keep him alive because of this.
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  14. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

    Jun 4, 2002
    But they wouldn't have Peter's eyes...

    If Peter can't play Chewie, I'd rather (God Help me) see 'Lumpy' in the ST, even in the 'Young Indy Solo' films... Tradition and all...
  15. Joe

    Joe Jedi Master star 6

    Dec 25, 2012
    Let's face it - if you were not told that Pete was not reprising his role, would you even notice?
  16. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

    Jun 4, 2002
    Yep, but that's because I am an UBER geek, and would know long before hand... and yes, it would colour my perception, even ever so slightly...
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  17. Joe

    Joe Jedi Master star 6

    Dec 25, 2012
    Exactly! You'd have to know beforehand.
  18. chris hayes

    chris hayes Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 13, 2012
    Chewbacca is Dead R.I.P everyone should know this ........
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  19. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

    Jun 4, 2002
    Not if he's signed for the ST... Wookiees don't make good Force Ghosts.
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  20. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

    Jan 3, 2013
    I hope to see Chewie as a permanent fixture of the series, a la the droids.
  21. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

    Nov 12, 2012
    Han dies. Chewie's life debt transfers over to Solo's offspring. Done.
  22. CloneTrooperFox

    CloneTrooperFox Jedi Knight star 1

    Jan 27, 2013
    [face_alien] Chewie could look the same. Maybe he does not age the same pace as what the humans do!
  23. BarkingFrog

    BarkingFrog Jedi Master star 2

    Jan 4, 2009
    Much respect to Mayhew, but is he physically capable of doing it anymore? I can't imagine that suit is very comfortable for someone his age, and he seems to always have a walking cane in public. Though maybe he's just being a proper gentleman.
  24. Trebor Sabreon

    Trebor Sabreon LACWAC-y Mod of SWTV & New Films Force projection star 4 Staff Member Manager

    Sep 15, 2010
    I know what you mean. This may be the type of situation which calls for a stuntman to do anything beyond sitting/standing/a bit of light walking. It seems as though Peter may have some trouble reprising, say, the scenes with Chewbacca running through the corridors of Bespin.

    This is okay by me, as (even if it it means a stuntman is required for an inordinate number of scenes) I'd rather Pete be in the suit wherever possible. The producers, one would think, may feel differently and find it easier to simply employ another actor for all of Chewbacca's scenes, but as has been said, Mr. Mayhew has apparently already signed-on.
  25. The Hellhammer

    The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 4, 2012
    Wookiees have a long lifespan and Chewie was middle-aged in OT. He would look more or less the same in ST, maybe a grey hair here and there but nothing major.