A current staple on the con scene, Mayhew's portrayal of the Wookiee represents a lot of what we awesome nerds hold dear from our childhoods...a big, furry lovable sidekick on whom you can rely. Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher also are said to be returning for their roles but there is no definite confirmation. We reported back in February that Adam Driver was being cast to play an unknown villain and we're sure that more casting news will trickle in slowly but surely.
We'll keep you posted on any new developments. "Star Wars: Episode VII" is scheduled to hit theaters Dec. 18, 2015.