Peter Mayhew To Return As Chewbacca in Star Wars Episode VII

According to Disney Cheif Alan horn, Star Wars Episode VII has already begun filming in Ciaro and that most of the principal cast is set.  So likely this means official casting should be announced shortly.  In the meantime however, The Hollywood Reporter is stating that 69 year old actor Peter Mayhew is returning to the Star Wars franchise as the famous Wookie known as Chewbacca.  Mayhew of course played Chewie in the original films, as well as Star Wars Episode III