Wednesday, April 9, 2014
So, when I heard this latest bit of news, I wasn't entirely sure if it was actual news, or if it was "news" like Carrie confirming she was going to be in it months ago, before she backtracked and now acts like she's not sure. But it appears to be confirmed now: Chewie, AKA Peter Mayhew, will be back for Episode VII. I know we've talked at least a little bit about what they are or aren't keeping from the EU, and this news seems to imply that we are erasing Chewie's death (although Push did say yesterday that maybe he would come back as a Force ghost) and of all of the things to get rid of, I'm very happy with that. I think your casual fan who never knew he died would be appalled to learn that he had been killed off.
I'm extra happy to know that this means that this also probably means that the Yuzhan Vong never happpened, Anakin never died and Jacen never went dark. Although of course we're not even sure if those kids exist yet, but I'll settle for now for being happy with the Chewie thing. Although now I'm left wondering if he really has stuck by Han (and, hopefully, Leia and their kids) all this time or if he is coming back or something. It will be interesting to see.
Push laughs at me for getting wrapped up in this, but really, I just want to know if Han and Leia have been together all this time and who their kids are. In a stupid way, I admit I don't want totally different kids to ruin my stories! But I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens. I do feel like the final casting announcement has to be imminent at this point, especially with added reports that they have actually started shooting. December 18th, 2015 sure still feels like a long way off.