Pic of the Day: Disney’s Bob Iger and Chewie at Pinewood?

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Star Wars posted on Instagram a selfie of Bob Iger with Chewbacca tagged as “Chairman’s co-pilot”. 



Many people are speculating that the image is taken from the Episode 7 set at Pinewood! Chewie looks pretty good to me.


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92 thoughts on “Pic of the Day: Disney’s Bob Iger and Chewie at Pinewood?

  • May 5, 2014 at 7:35 am
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    Chewie is back!!! I can’t wait to see him “arguing” with Han πŸ˜€

  • May 5, 2014 at 7:39 am
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    Yes!! Looks like the OT chewie too. Not the weird mouth chewie used in ROTS

    • May 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm
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      Actually, its the same suit. It just looked different with the modern cameras.

    • May 5, 2014 at 12:46 pm
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      He looks a tad whiter than previous episodes

    • May 5, 2014 at 9:42 pm
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      RROOOAAARRR!!!!

    • May 5, 2014 at 9:52 pm
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      He also looks a tad more male, so as to keep up the Star Wars gender inequality. Allegedly.

    • May 6, 2014 at 2:50 am
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      His RotS suit had a lot of padding on underneath to bulk him up. Apparantly, 20 years of not swinging from trees makes you really skinny.

  • May 5, 2014 at 7:41 am
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    Where are Chewie’s EYES?

    • May 5, 2014 at 8:17 am
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      peter mayhew tends to hold onto them while going about his day, i don’t know why, i keep mine in a jar at home where they will be safe

    • May 5, 2014 at 4:21 pm
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      That’s a coincidence! I keep mine in a jar jar.

  • May 5, 2014 at 7:46 am
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    He already looks 100x better than he did in RotS. They must be using proper mohair.

  • May 5, 2014 at 7:49 am
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  • May 5, 2014 at 8:32 am
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    I think those are Peter Mayhew eyes πŸ™‚

    I’m surprised he hasn’t changed anything, I was expecting a different hair color (some gray)

    • May 5, 2014 at 4:24 pm
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      Wookies don’t go grey as they age – their eyes just get smaller!

  • May 5, 2014 at 9:03 am
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    According to established SW lore, Wookies live for centuries, so there is little reason for Chewie to be graying after a mere 30 years. Also, perhaps his species doesn’t gray anyway, no more than (say) a black dog turns gray with age.

    • May 6, 2014 at 7:55 am
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      dose this mean Itchy was naturally grey to begin with? or was he just really really old?

    • May 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm
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      old concept art of mustafar

  • May 5, 2014 at 9:10 am
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    The best and only reason why it’s okay EU is not Canon.

  • May 5, 2014 at 9:15 am
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    There are wookies held prisoners in the trailer for REBELS. Do you think we ll see Han freeing Chewie when he was still an imperial. Way cool!

  • May 5, 2014 at 11:05 am
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    Great pic

    • May 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm
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      I wouldn’t be so sure about that. How many times have heard one thing, and then seen another? It may not be Canon yet, but once its on screen its canon. Don’t be shocked when they borrow a lot from the EU.

    • May 5, 2014 at 1:56 pm
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      EU IS CANON…AND SO THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS SPEND BY THE TRUE FANS….GET IT?

    • May 5, 2014 at 2:26 pm
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      “Follow the gourd! The Holy Gourd of Jerusalem!”

      “No! Follow the shoe!!”

      “It’s not a SHOE! It’s a SANDAL!!”

      “BLARGLEBLARGLERAARRAARRRRHARRUMPH!!!”

    • May 5, 2014 at 4:26 pm
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      The EU is not fucking canon. How many official anouncements does it take for this to sink in. They’ve seperated the canon and the EU, which is now under the name ‘Legends’.

    • May 5, 2014 at 8:54 pm
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      “Don’t be shocked when they borrow a lot from the EU.”

      If we find out that Luke’s spent most of the last 3 decades looking for info on the old Jedi Order, that’s not borrowing from the EU; that’s common sense, plain and simple.

      If we find out that Leia’s been very much involved with galactic politics, even to the point of being or having been elected as ruler of the new galactic govmt., that’s not borrowing from the EU. It’s common sense, based on her upbringing and Padmé passing on some of her traits to her daughter.

      Do NOT expect to see Luke married with children, however, as that does NOT make any sense at all.

      Do NOT expect to see any Solo child following on grandaddy’s footsteps, falling to the Dark Side and becoming a Sith, as that will be lame, predictable and dull as hell.

      Anything that may be “borrowed” from the EU is not because some fanfic wannabe writer lucky enough to get a contract from Lucasfilm thought of it first, but because they just happened to follow a reasonable line of thinking, that any 6 yr. old with 2 functioning braincells could have thought of.

    • May 5, 2014 at 9:45 pm
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      For those who think EU is dead let me tell you this…
      In our library there are many novels and comics saying it is alive and kicking..and if Disney alter it in a way that will not much with the past 2 decades of reading and collecting ( lets say ..Mara Jade never exist so do Ben Skywalker ) then we will stop bothering with the new project and stop spending our money which is by the way a lot lot more from those spend by the newcomers…and SW will end for us with Cade Skywalker…simple as that…almost 4 decades will stop to evolve…it’s ok there are many more novels to read yet ( although i have over 50 ), 1 per year will suffice for 1 or 2 decades more ..long after you will have forgot SW….

    • May 7, 2014 at 12:45 pm
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      awwwww…. we will miss you. NOT!. Oh…..i’m afraid the EU will be quite dead once this film arrives. Now witness the full power of the canon and witness the end of your EU paperback collection.I assure you…we are quite safe from your pitiful little Expanded Universe. it was created for nothing more but to fund and ressurect the future Star Wars movies. Lucas has ALWAYS said from the BEGINING that he would never follow the EU and has openly voiced his dislike of pretty much the whole time line and was quoted saying that Luke would never stray from his important path to become a husband and father. it is your own fault that you fell for the EU trap. noone is putting a gun to your head to buy a movie ticket….if your gonna be that butthurt about it…dont go to the theater and just stick to your boring books that have no place in the real universe. you set yourself up for dissapointment. the plan has been clear from the begining, it is your fault you didnt pay attention and listen..The ORIGINAL plan and quotes from Lucas are the exact reason i never bought into the whole EU. why would you want to waste your time reading stories that in all seriousness…are meaningless and dont even matter? Young fool..it is only now…..in the end…that you understand….now…your EU WILL die….

  • May 5, 2014 at 11:18 am
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    Forget Vector Prime, everybody else has !!!

  • May 5, 2014 at 11:37 am
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    Lmao. Relax guys. I would think by this time you’d realize anyone bringing up the EL is just joking with ya and trying to get a reaction. Lol.

    • May 5, 2014 at 11:48 am
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      Hey…. I thought Chewie was killed off in the book Vector Prime! How are they going to explain this in the movie?

    • May 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm
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      They gonna delete EU and give a shit about EU fans….Disney is greedy…

  • May 5, 2014 at 12:01 pm
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    I love the fact that Peter Mayhew was at the script read throughs…. ‘Peter, you missed you’re line’.

    • May 5, 2014 at 12:34 pm
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      LOL
      “oh sorry. *cough* .. raauuughghrrr”

    • May 5, 2014 at 3:12 pm
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      lol

    • May 5, 2014 at 3:39 pm
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      In the old MAD parody, Han Solo (well, “Ham Yoyo”) expressed his frustration that Chewie had all the best lines in the movie.

  • May 5, 2014 at 12:15 pm
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    Meanwhile, The official
    site has cartoons and lightsaber wielding cats. Some Star Wars Day.

  • May 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm
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    Martin, Peter still has lines. He says his lines to the actors so they know what he’s saying in the wookiee language. Has done it in all the movies. So yes. He has lines.

    • May 5, 2014 at 2:48 pm
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      I know that mate, I’m a total Star Wars geek too. I’ve seen the out takes with Peter doing his lines. I was amusing myself thinking of Peter doing the Chewie roar during the readings… come on! it’s quite funny huh??

  • May 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm
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    Suit looks great. Much prefer when they made the hair carefree rather than the shiny/hairsprayed/flattened to death look

    • May 5, 2014 at 12:51 pm
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      Oh yeah, totally agree!

    • May 5, 2014 at 2:44 pm
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      Wonder why he isn’t rocking the centre parting anymore like in ROTJ?

    • May 5, 2014 at 5:10 pm
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      FAKE

  • May 5, 2014 at 1:20 pm
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    Wow, is that real?

  • May 5, 2014 at 1:48 pm
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    No that isn’t real

  • May 5, 2014 at 3:10 pm
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    Star Wars V ESB Is the only star wars where no major characters die in the film

    • May 5, 2014 at 3:16 pm
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      Jango Fett was a major character?

    • May 6, 2014 at 8:55 am
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  • May 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm
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    Now, that sounds like a round-up call for actors to fill out stuff like spaceport/cantina type scenes. Interesting, distinctive looks, etc. I hope they get some cool ones!

    Doesn’t look like casting for principle roles, though. I’d hope they’re well past that stage with whatever main cast they still need to fill.

    • May 5, 2014 at 6:18 pm
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      According to the casting call, ““Salty Sea Dogs [are] Wanted”. Could we be going to an OCEAN planet this time around? That could be something of a novelty. Yes, there was the storm-ridden Kamino back in Episode II, but a more “sailable” ocean might be interesting.

  • May 5, 2014 at 4:59 pm
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    No need to speculate if it’s the real episode vii Chewie or not, it’s totally official according to the official star wars facebook.
    “First look at Episode VII Chewie with Disney Chairman Bob Iger!”

  • May 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm
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    I’m so glad they get it about Chewie! He looks so much better than in Sith or in any of thephotos I’ve seen since.

  • May 5, 2014 at 5:13 pm
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    Wait! Didn’t Chewbacca die? How are they going to pull this off? J/K Just trollin’!!!1!

    • May 5, 2014 at 5:14 pm
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  • May 5, 2014 at 5:14 pm
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    Damn, that’s definitily the best Chewie costume that’s been made so far. They’ve finally perfected the eyes and mouth and haven’t stupidly groomed the hair. actually looks kind of life-like

  • May 5, 2014 at 5:25 pm
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    I don’t think we know how fortunate we are here lol. This chewie could have been CGI. The cast could have had justin bieber in. But instead we have an academy award winning writer Michael Arndt, writting a first draft, then the final one being written by somebody who writes hilarious dialogue, JJ, and somebody who wrote the best film of the saga, Lawrence Kasdan. George Lucas could have just gotten his kids to do it. I can’t believe people actually think this film is going to suck. It’s going to be at least good. It just depends how good. It could be the best yet.

    • May 5, 2014 at 7:14 pm
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      <—- hopeful

    • May 5, 2014 at 7:57 pm
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      I agree, plus they have already said they are going for old school production techniques… which I hope translates into model built starships/fighters… I guess we’ll see. I think it could surpass the OT too πŸ™‚

    • May 5, 2014 at 8:50 pm
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      @anonymous 6:25 is spot on. Some people just love to complain no matter what. If you give them a million dollars, they will want a billion dollars. We have the big 3 back and people are bitching about the lack of women?! typical and pathetic

    • May 6, 2014 at 12:55 am
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      Just go look at pics of Chewie in Revenge of the Sith and then look at this pic again. Star Wars is in good hands. They are treating it with such respect but not so much so that it won’t have room to grow.

    • May 6, 2014 at 4:36 am
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      Anon @ 9:50 PM

      That’s the sort of nonsense thinking that holds women back in Star Wars. Too many butt-hurt fanboys don’t want to give up power to their boys’ club.

    • May 6, 2014 at 4:48 am
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      The starships will all be CGI. With the rush to have Ep7 made, no way that time-consuming retrograde effects technologies will dominate. As Mrs Kennedy states sensibly, every tool in the box will be used. Exactly how Lucasfilm constructed SW under Lucas … cutting edge special effects where economically feasible. Star War should lead the way in such application.

    • May 6, 2014 at 2:13 pm
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      What rush? It’s release is in December 2015. It’s only May 2014. They’ve probably already built all the models and have started filming them against green screen already for all we know.

    • May 6, 2014 at 2:16 pm
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      “We have the big 3 back and people are bitching about the lack of women?! typical and pathetic”
      Oh come on. You’re clearly just ignoring the truth. The lack of women is a problem. Female characters are very important for films. They shake up the dynamics between characters. It actually makes a change because we’re so used to seeing men as the heroes. It gives more females something to connect to which is vital for something like star wars which hasn’t had many females in the past. Just because the effects don’t apply to you doesn’t mean other people can’t voice their disappointment, because THAT’S pathetic.

    • May 6, 2014 at 6:07 pm
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      Please JUST STOP. THIS. ARGUMENT. ON. EVERY. ARTICLE. We get it.

  • May 5, 2014 at 6:05 pm
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    so… is c-3po cereal cannon or not?

    • May 5, 2014 at 11:47 pm
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      ROTFLMFAO!!!

  • May 5, 2014 at 7:19 pm
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    Looks like they are doing costume fittings. I would love to see Mark, Carrie, and Harrison in their costumes soon.

  • May 5, 2014 at 8:39 pm
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    Man, I was hoping for a little bit of grey hair on chewie1 lol

    • May 6, 2014 at 4:34 am
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      Wookiees live up to 400 years; Chewy’s about 230, more or less.

  • May 5, 2014 at 8:58 pm
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    For all those who kept saying that the red hair donated by that actress was for Mara Jade…well, there’s your Mara Jade, lost somewhere amidst Chewie’s new suit…muahahaha!

    • May 5, 2014 at 9:53 pm
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      Mara Jade is my absolute female role model….hate not to see her coming alive.

    • May 6, 2014 at 5:51 am
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      its official, peter mayhew cast as chewbacca cast as mara jade. now all we need is confirmation from supershadow…..

    • May 6, 2014 at 7:43 am
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      Looks like Chewie has been on that Kashyyyk Kush!

      Redski

  • May 6, 2014 at 9:53 am
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    One person in this photo has a lot of fake hair attached to them. The other is Chewbacca.

    • May 6, 2014 at 11:48 am
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      lol

    • May 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm
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      Not cool, not cool.. If it wasn’t for Iger we wouldn’t be getting this film anyway

  • May 6, 2014 at 2:07 pm
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    I doubt Chewie would look exactly the same after 30 years.

    • May 6, 2014 at 7:33 pm
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      Well, he did look different some 20 yrs. before ANH in RotS. That’s for sure…

  • May 7, 2014 at 1:39 pm
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    “We made some news last week, when we announced the cast for Star Wars Episode VII, which includes some very familiar faces, as well as some exciting new talent. And the reaction has been tremendous. I was at Pinewood Studios with J. J. Abrams a couple of weeks ago, unlike more confident than ever that Episode VII will be the extraordinary movie Star Wars fans have been waiting for.”

    -Bon Iger (Disney Investor Relations call 5/6/14)

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