Peter Mayhew will don his Wookie suit yet again in Star Wars: Episode VII, according to The Hollywood Reporter. ¡Viva Chewbacca! The new Star Wars has reportedly started filming, though it's still not clear what the plot of the movie will be, who exactly will be among the returning characters, or which actors are even in the cast. But at least the release date is set: December 18, 2015. And J.J. Abrams is still directing it. And now we know there will be at least one wookie.