Brooklyn Nets’ Brook Lopez Could Play a Wookiee in Star Wars?

Brook Lopez

The first week in the new Star Wars year will surely be slow. Still, here’s something interesting for the NBA fans. Ten days ago the 7-foot Lopez spread the word that he has a dream of playing a Wookiee in one of the upcoming Star Wars movies. Now it appears that his dream might become a reality . . .



From NewsDay:

Lopez, a huge comic book and science fiction fan, told reporters on Dec. 22 that as soon as news broke that a new set of “Star Wars” movies would be made, he dreamed about getting a small part.


The 7-foot Lopez said he thought his height made him a natural to play a part as a Wookiee.


Ten days ago, Brook Lopez made an appeal to the producers of the new “Star Wars” movies to get him involved in the science fiction franchise as an extra. On Thursday, the Nets center said it appears he may be making progress toward getting his wish.


“My friend works on the set, so . . . I don’t want to jinx it, but pretty good so far,” Lopez said when asked if he’d heard from the movie’s producers.


This story is kind of interesting for various reasons, mostly the questions it raises. First, since this was a recent request does his “progress” toward becoming a Wookiee extra mean that he will be in Episode VII? OR is this as a Wookiee extra for the first spinoff that’s soon to start rolling this year? Principal photography already wrapped for Episode VII, however sometimes actors are required for or to come back for what are called “pick-up” shots. From Wikipedia:

In filmmaking, a pick-up is a small, relatively minor shot filmed or recorded after the fact to augment footage already shot.


It seems likely that Lopez would score an Wookiee extra for some pick-ups and, as we have reported, there were rumors a while back that Wookiees (or at least Chewie) were in a massive battle with stormtroopers on an icy planet.


Now, the last big question this story raises is: Are we finally going to see what became of Lumpy??? 🙂


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11 thoughts on “Brooklyn Nets’ Brook Lopez Could Play a Wookiee in Star Wars?

  • January 2, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Forget Lumpy. It’s a stupid EU character and JJ knows better than to use such an awful name in The Force Awakens.

  • January 2, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Chill dude, it was a joke.

  • January 2, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Chewie will have a minor scene where he dunks BB-8 into a hoop.

    • January 2, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      holy shit i laughed loud hahahahah

  • January 2, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Is it just Me, or does it all sound like wishful thinking?
    “I know a guy… so I think I’m gonna get the part” Bam! Solid Evidence
    IDK, maybe, but there are plenty Non-Wookie creatures who measure above 7 feet.

  • January 2, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    I’m a huge comic book and sci fi fan, I’m 6′ 5″, can I get a part in Ep 7? Not a chance as I’m not a big name celeb and I don’t know anyone who works on it!! A lot of people dream of appearing in a Star Wars movie!!
    Jobs for the boys eh??

  • January 2, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Brooke Lopez has a twin brother Robyn who plays for the Phoenix Suns (or used to play for the Suns), so I wonder if they are both going to play in the movie? Or maybe just Brooke is a big SW fan.

    • January 3, 2015 at 6:23 am

      This reporter is wrong. It is Robyn Lopez that said all of this and he plays for the Tralblazers.

  • January 2, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    My heart goes out to this person how cruel a world where a person who can run and jump around in a small rectangle. Connot get his way or what he want’s. And is reduced to begging in the media for a few crumbs of a part in a movie. lets not forget that he is rich enough to pay people to be wookies and do whatever the hell he wants with them. Kind of like how sportsmen treat women and I dont think that should be rewarded.

  • January 2, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Dream gig of course would be playing the ‘young’ Chewie in the Han Solo Flick.

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