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Does Chewbacca get to come back in Episode III??

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by PeterMayhew, Feb 6, 2001.

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  1. sacul-1138

    sacul-1138 Jedi Youngling star 5

    Nov 9, 2000
    Ok..I'll try and make my Question Short (and hope it gets answered...he is still here right?)

    Were you sad to hear of Chewbacca's death in Vector Prime? and have you read it?
  2. Obi-Wan69

    Obi-Wan69 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Mar 22, 1999
    This is soooo cool.
  3. Yanksfan

    Yanksfan Force Ghost star 5

    Nov 3, 2000
    Hey Chewie, can you hook me up with Han Solo??

    Heh heh....uhm...just kidding.....

    *Yanksfan bows out gracefully before further humiliating herself..*
  4. V8ER_H8ER

    V8ER_H8ER Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 19, 1998
    This is amazing. For those of us who can't make it to gatherings where the actors are its nice to be able to communicate with them in another way. Thank you, Mr. Mayhew.
  5. Arseman

    Arseman Jedi Youngling star 2

    Aug 7, 2000
    Mr. M, when you get done with lunch, there is a group of people on another board (separatists from here) who would enjoy a visit from you.

    go here:

    Your thread is being edited becasue it is linking to a forum that is not pg rated.
  6. Qui-Gon Generic

    Qui-Gon Generic Jedi Master star 3

    Jun 25, 1999
    LOL@Vert! :D

    Couldn't resist, could ya? ;)

    And yes, heed the words of Chyren. I agree with them 100%. You did the JCF proud today, Chy. Thanks!

    And yes, to return to the subject, I surely hope Chewie does make an appearance in at least one of the next two prequels.

    //fingers crossed
  7. mono

    mono Jedi Youngling

    Mar 25, 2000
    I have just died and gone to heaven.
  8. Sith Acolyte

    Sith Acolyte Jedi Master star 2

    Jun 8, 1999
    See, now *this* is an interesting thread.

    I wish I had something intelligent to say, but all I'm thinking of is silly-ass fan questions. I will restrict my remarks to welcoming Mr. Mayhew and hoping he enjoys himself at the JC.

    And, uh, thanks for being Chewbacca and stuff...
  9. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

    Feb 22, 1999
    I can't believe someone asked if he got hot!!! Of course he was hot! Geez......
  10. FandomsLink

    FandomsLink Jedi Youngling

    Dec 13, 2000
    FandomsLink here. I take that AKA seriously as I do try to link with Fandom in general.

    For those of you that wonder, that is indeed Peter Mayhew, our favorite Wookie.

    As most know, Peter is an *extremely* fan friendly chap and I am not surprised to see him on board.

    Maybe we can get other "fan friendly" artists from Star Wars to join. We would all enjoy that.

    Here is an F.Y.I for you. Peter Mayhew will be a guest at:

    AlphaCon in Omaha, Nebraska in May.

    So many guests being added. Hard to keep up.

    Anthony Daniels will be the headliner, and master M.C. (He is good!)

    Go ... enjoy ... and meet the man. Meet other Star Wars artists.
    You will have a great time.
  11. Vertical

    Vertical Former Head Admin star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 6, 1999

    Let's presume for a minute that the mighty Chewie WILL return for Ep. III -

    What types of roles might he plausibly play? Minor? Major? How would he fit into the plot?

  12. Wormie2

    Wormie2 Jedi Knight star 6

    Feb 22, 1999
    I should imagine it would have something to do with him being a slave.
  13. V8ER_H8ER

    V8ER_H8ER Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 19, 1998
    We could start to see the Empire entering the slave market. Perhaps we will see Chewie battle for his, and his planet's freedom.
  14. DarthMarks

    DarthMarks Jedi Youngling

    Jan 25, 2001

    Have you read this weeks Classic Moments section on I think you'll enjoy it...
  15. Tellesto

    Tellesto Jedi Knight star 5

    Dec 7, 1999
    I'm with Wormie on this one.
    His role should be in submission to the Empire, sort of a bittersweet part that will make most fans happy to know that by E4 he's running across the galaxy with Han.
  16. Jedi Kylenn

    Jedi Kylenn Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 2, 1999
    Hello Mr. Mayhew and welcome!

    What was your favorite blooper or funny moment on the set for any of the SW movies?
  17. V8ER_H8ER

    V8ER_H8ER Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 19, 1998
    Who would have thought the "Ep II&III" forum would end having the most posted to thread of all time? ;o)
  18. Talon Squad Leader

    Talon Squad Leader Former Manager star 5

    Dec 22, 1999
    Yeah, exactly what Tellesto said. Episode One was kind enough to show us the Wookie maybe that little cameo will come into play later on in Episode Three, where the wookies are being marched off to work.
  19. bogofett

    bogofett Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jan 1, 2001
    even if there is not a place for chewbacca... perhaps mr mayhew could portray the wookie senetor. if there is a scene between the senators that oppose palpatine then having a wookie among them would make perfect sense.

    oh and BTW i spent most of my childhood with one of those chewie belt things slung across my shoulder..hehe
  20. Darth_Holliday

    Darth_Holliday Jedi Padawan star 4

    Aug 30, 2000
    Well, the simplest answer would be a simple cameo. Just a tiny part in a crowd scene or something like that. But that doesn't seem like enough for such an important and beloved character as Chewie. I think he should get a comparable amount of screentime to what Threepio got in Episode One. That sounds about right to me. So, he needs more of a backstory than just a cameo.

    I'm for the idea of showing him as a slave of the newly risen Empire, perhaps with a whole group of Wookies. While some of the writing that's been done on this is just EU junk, I think the original idea of Chewie's backstory almost certainly came from George Lucas's notes. It would be a great way to show the evil of the Empire, and illustrate their anti-alien stance (which can be inferred from the fact that their military is entirely made up of humans). Remember when Luke tried to place the shackles on Chewie in ANH, and Chewie had such a strong reaction? I think that is a good clue about his past. He hates the idea of being shackled.

    Now, how to make Chewie stand out from the other Wookies? He needs to do something significant. Maybe he puts up more of a fight than the others, showing some of that fighting Chewie spirit!

    I just think that he really needs to have a scene or two with Obi-wan. Despite what some have said, I never got the impression that they were meeting for the first time in the cantina. It always seemed like they had a prior relationship. Maybe Obi-wan could actually rescue some Wookies, and personally free Chewbacca, who in turn helps him kick some a$$ in a fight. That's a possibility.
  21. Tellesto

    Tellesto Jedi Knight star 5

    Dec 7, 1999
    Exactly Talon!

    And as for Mr. Mayhew returning in another role, it could make perfect sense.
    Lucas has used his actors again and again, and I wouldn't be shocked if he chose to continue to do so.
  22. Bantha_Tracks

    Bantha_Tracks Jedi Youngling star 1

    Nov 29, 1999
    Mr Mayhew,
    I've always been amazed by the character Chewbacca and how each element of the suit came together. I've wondered, were your movements based upon any certain animals, and just how were you able to provide a body language to a facial expression and voice you couldnt see or hear?

    Thanks for your time.
  23. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    May 6, 1999
    Welcome, Mr. Mayhew! Hope you have a great time with us SW fans here. :)

    Now if Ian McDiarmid comes back, this will be the greatest day in JC history. ;)
  24. Tellesto

    Tellesto Jedi Knight star 5

    Dec 7, 1999
    That would be something to see!
  25. Talon Squad Leader

    Talon Squad Leader Former Manager star 5

    Dec 22, 1999
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