I can't believe there isn't a thread about this: http://www.starwars7news.com/2013/09/the-millennium-falcon-rumors-chewbacca.html#more Firstly, congratulations Peter, get well soon! Secondly, so Chewie -- Peter Mayhew -- just had his much needed double knee replacement surgery. It no doubt will require a lot of rehab. Does this affect PW's ability to start filming in January? I have no doubt he'll be back -- and we suspect that there will be a Han Solo spinoff, surely Peter will be playing Chewie in that as well -- but I'm not sure his knees will be fully recovered. He does have about 3 months to rehab. At any rate, have a great recovery, Peter!!!