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Chewbacca 'Star Wars' Actor Peter Mayhew Shares Behind-The-Scenes Pics From Trilogy, Including A Sunbathing Slave Leia (PHOTOS)

By Zulai Serrano | Jan 13, 2014 02:12 PM EST

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"Star Wars" actor Peter Mayhew, best known for his role of Chewbacca, has shared never before seen photos of the cast during production.

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Mayhew took to his official Twitter account to show photos of Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) sunbathing in her Slave Leia bikini, the voice of Yoda posing with his animatronic counterpart, a young George Lucas in front of a model of the Death Star, and more.

Check out the slide show above for some of the best photos Mayhew posted.  Click here to view all of Chewbacca's Twitter pictures.

"Star Was Episode 7" will reportedly begin filming in April, but no word as to which original cast members are likely to return.  However, Disneyland Imagineers are aware of the new characters and storyline for the upcoming film, according to

Check out what sources revealed below:

"The Imagineers assigned to the Star Wars Tomorrowland project have now been debriefed on the characters and plotlines coming for Star Wars Episode VII that opens in theaters in about two years.

"The original plan for Disneyland's Tomorrowland relied heavily on characters and plot points from the first three Star Wars films, with attractions like a Millenium Falcon walk-thru on the old PeopleMover platform, a wild Tatooine cantina replacing Tomorrowland Terrace, and a speeder bike ride through an Ewok village where Autopia currently sits.

"Those key attractions are all still part of phase two, but they are being layered or tweaked to include references from Episode VII that will be released in theaters at least 18 months before any of those attractions open."

A revamped Tomorrowland will not likely be unveiled until sometime in 2017.  "Star Wars Episode 7" is set to hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.

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