'Star Wars Episode 7' Plot: A Familiar Face Set To Join R2D2 In The Latest Franchise? [VIDEO]

It appears that another familiar face may be joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII to continue the epic journey.

Episode VII Will Be 'Extraordinary?'

Peter Mayhew, who is famously known for his infamous role as Chewbacca, might make an appearance in the new Star Wars, according to a report from Texas International Comic Con on Friday. However, the actor is unable to attend the event because of filming commitments.

It's unclear at the moment if Episode VII happens to be the film that Mayhew is working on, but it does create some speculation since filming is supposed to happen around the same time as the convention on May 23.

Natalie Portman Dishes On Episode VII

If Chewbacca does end up making an appearance, then he will be the next official cast member to be added along with R2D2 who's been confirmed.

Disney president Bob Iger recently dished on the cast updates, mentioning the only official character, according to Variety.

"Rumor has it that almost every actor in the world has been cast in this movie, but so far, the official cast member, the only one is R2D2," Iger said.

"I know many of you were hoping for some Star Wars news, but it's really early in the process, so there really isn't much that I can share with you right now," he continued.

The only other piece of information that Iger gave was that "the team is well into pre-production...and from the concept art that I've seen so far, Star Wars: Episode VII looks really amazing."

Star Wars: Episode VII is set to hit theaters on December 18, 2015.

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