The 2.24 m (7 feet, 4 inches) Mayhew played the beloved and furry Chewbacca, sidekick to Han Solo and co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon, in the original "Star Wars" trilogy.
A world-first trailer released at the convention – and dropped on the internet – reintroduced the "next generation" characters from the final three films alongside old favourites from as far back as the 1977 original, "Star Wars IV: A New Hope."
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Carrie Fisher, Star Wars' princess Leia, will be featured in the next movie, "Star Wars: Episode IX" using footage she recorded before her death, Walt Disney Co. studio said.
Latest film of Star Wars saga, 'The Last Jedi', has begun rolling out on Wednesday and is expected to be the fourth-biggest opening of all time.
'The Last Jedi', out in theatres worldwide from Wednesday, is the eighth instalment of the long-running 'Star Wars' saga that George Lucas kicked off with 1977’s 'Episode IV: A New Hope'.
The new Star Wars movie "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is the the eighth installment of the blockbuster space saga. Writer and director Rian Johnson said it is up to the makers of the 2019 movie to decide if they will change Leia's story.
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