10:28 AM EDT 06/09/2015
Originally posted 05/04/2015 10:45AM
Fans can properly salute Star Wars Day thanks to new first look photos of the Star Wars gang in costume.
Originally posted 09/12/2013 08:50AM
The universe's most famous Wookiee hopes to be up and roaring again soon.
Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, is recovering in a Texas hospital after having double knee-replacement surgery on Monday.
"We have made him bigger, stronger & faster; now if we can just get him out of bed! Taking it slow and steady," his family wrote Tuesday on his Twitter page, one of several updates they have given on his condition.
The British-born Mayhew, 69, who is 7'3" and now lives in Texas, has reportedly used a wheelchair for the past two years. He hopes the surgery will let him walk again.
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