Star Wars fans are rejoicing after George Lucas decided to resurrect beloved character CHEWBACCA in EPISODE III.

The wookie, played in the original trilogy by Peter Mayhew, will be part of the action in the last of the prequels - due to hit screens in 2004.

And Mayhew - a regular at fan conventions - will reprise his role as HAN SOLO's trusty sidekick.

Mayhew says, "I'm delighted to return as Chewbacca. I think his re-appearance in this film is a fitting way to tie the whole saga together, especially for Wookie fans."

25/04/2003 02:02