Joonas Suotamo Writes Wonderful Tribute Letter To Peter Mayhew & Star Wars Fans As Chewbacca Torch Officially Passes
Peter Mayhew has been a part of Star Wars from the beginning and a fantastic ambassador at conventions and appearances. He’s just a nice guy all around and while it is sad that his health is in such a state that he really couldn’t physically do what was necessary to continue on in the role of his lifetime Chewbacca. While he did appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Finnish actor Joonas Suotamo took over the more physical parts of the role. Now the Chewbacca torch has officially passed on to Suotamo in the as yet untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie. To mark the occasion Suotamo wrote Peter Mayhew and fans a very nice letter.
— Joonas Suotamo (@JoonasSuotamo) February 21, 2017