Disney CEO Bob Iger used “Star Wars” day yesterday to post a photo of himself with Chewbacca on Iger’s Instagram account. It doesn’t say either way but many are already assuming this is our first look at actor Peter Mayhew back in the Chewbacca costume ahead of filming which begins mid-next week.
The photo comes as a casting call has gone out at Movie Casting Call which is seeking extras of multiple different types to take part in filming between May and September 2014 in the UK.
Specifically there’s four types they are looking for – young adults aged 16-22, extras of all ages 16 and up, “chracterful, memorable or unusual-looking” men and women, and most interesting of all – “salty sea dogs”. All applicants have to be eligible to work in the UK and details on how to apply can be found here.