CHEWIE ROARS INTO NFCC!
Peter Mayhew was cast as Chewbacca, the loyal sidekick and co-pilot of scoundrel and pilot of the Millineum Falcon, Han Solo. Once cast as Chewie, Peter made several visits to his local zoo where he studied the movements and mannerisms of bears, monkeys and gorillas, which lead to him bringing one of most memorable characters of the Star Wars franchise to life.
He truly embodied Chewbacca and proved himself irreplaceable, which lead to Peter being asked to bring the mighty wookiee back to life for The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978), the Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Muppet Show (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983).
In 2005, Peter received a phone call from Rick McCallum asking if he could be in Australia in 48 hours to reprise his role as Chewbacca in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, introducing Chewie’s home planet of Kashyyyk and the world of Wookiees.
In January of 2012, Peter received approval for his 501(c)(3), The Peter Mayhew Foundation. Since then Peter has been leading the way in showing the world how Geeks can make a difference, The Wookiee Way.
Peter recently reprised his role of Chewbacca in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, and recently wrapped filming on Episode VIII.
Peter Mayhew will be appearing at Niagara Falls Comic Con all three days.