Exclusive: new Star Wars UK casting call

News Cameron K McEwan 9/23/2013 at 8:35AM

A new UK casting call for Star Wars suggests that Star Wars: Episode VII needs a Wookie...

Nuggets of info are coming in thick and fast from around the world on the next Star Wars movie, the JJ Abrams directed Episode VII, but an interesting bit of casting news has dropped on our very own doorstep here in the UK. We have this from a solid source.

As previously announced this year, the latest instalment of the George Lucas space opera will movie in the UK once more and some casting news has come to light from the casting and auction service, Spotlight.

A call has been put out by "Walt Disney Pictures/LucasFilm/Bad Robot" for a:

"Male, 7 ft to 7.3 ft tall with a slim/thin build and upright posture. Not too worked out or too 'thick set' especially in the shoulders. Broad facial features would be a bonus". 

The casting call is for an "UNTITLED STUDIO FEATURE", but it's not too tricky to join the dots.

[Related: More on Star Wars: Episode VII]

Now, we wouldn't want to speculate, but fact fans will note that original Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew, who starred in all three original Star Wars films and the final prequel Revenge Of The Sith, is 7'3" (almost 2.25 metres). And the description of the desired physique is exactly that of Mayhew's. Coincidence? Could JJ be searching for a Wookie for the new trilogy? Or could it be something else entirely?

Time, of course, will tell, but those details do seem very revealing. Also of note in the casting call is the production date, stating the start date is "early 2014" whilst the producers are credited as "Kathleen Kennedy, JJ Abrams, Bryan Burk, Tommy Harper (Exec)."

We look forward to more Star Wars casting news in the UK as filming looms closer.

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Hello everyone, My name is John Reece and I have been raised with a love and passion for Star Wars. With that said I think this could an opportunity for me because I am 7'2 with a slim build and a broad face. I would appreciate any help or advice the Den of Geek community could give me in reaching out to Lucasfilm/ Bad Robot/ Disney.

What's your email address John Reece? Thank you

Hi, I would like to find information about this casting, where and when or an e-mail to send my profile. thanks

Hello, my name is David Goodwin and I am a 7'2'' actor with a slim build and good posture. My girlfriend actually calls me "The Wookie". I am a huge sci-fi and star wars fan and am interested in submitting for this role. I would love any information. My email is That7Foot2Guy@gmail.com. If you'd like a photo, i can send some. Thank You.

here is a photo of me and a friend.

Hello guys, my name is Roman and I'm a big fan of Star Wars and when I say big I mean, I'm really big) I am 6'9 and a broad face. I know I'm not very slim and I have broad shoulders BUT who knows maybe they'll like my appearence)) I would appreciate any help or advice the Den of Geek community could give me in reaching out to Lucasfilm/ Bad Robot/ Disney.

Hello, my name is Roman and I'm a big fan of Star Wars and when I say big I mean, I'm really big) I am 6'9 and a broad face. I know I'm not very slim and I have broad shoulders BUT who knows maybe they'll like my appearence)) I would appreciate any help or advice the Den of Geek community could give me in reaching out to Lucasfilm/ Bad Robot/ Disney.

Hello guys, my name is Roman and I'm a big fan of Star Wars and when I say big I mean, I'm really big) I am 6'9 and a broad face. I know I'm not very slim and I have broad shoulders BUT who knows maybe they'll like my appearence)) I would appreciate any help or advice the Den of Geek community could give me in reaching out to Lucasfilm/ Bad Robot/ Disney.

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hi iam 7ft , tall slim with broad features , i have allways wanted to get in to film as a monster part '' i have allways been wanting to play a wookie , as its been a child hood dream , please help

i wanted to add some photos of me, this is David and i am 7'2'' and have been in films and television. if you'd like me to audition, please contact me. my email is THAT7FOOT2GUY@GMAIL.COM thank you.

Hello my names Oliver. I'm one of the UK'S tallest teens I am 7ft 4 I am a huge fan (No pun intended) of The Star Wars films and studied Drama in school. I'm a musician as well so am very used to performing in front of crowds. My email is olly.j.murphy@gmail.com or 07817604141. Thanks, and hope to hear from you soon!