Never-seen-before Star Wars pictures

04:10, Jan 14 2014
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Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew tweets: 'We all go a little crazy, sometimes.
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Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew tweets: Kenny, Carrie, Mark and some tall fellow... @HamillHimself @CarrieFFisher.
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Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew tweets: 'Kenny about to get into the blender.
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Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew tweets: 'They said the Wampas were the most dangerous thing on Hoth, but they had forgotten the frost giants..
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Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew tweets: 'After the first dozen scaldings we learned not to bother @realbdw until after his first cup of coffee...'
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Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew tweets: 'Anthony getting relief from the blazing sun.'
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Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew tweets: 'THE ARISTOCRATS!'
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Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew tweets: 'Ok, you lot really like pics of a certain princess! Here's one of Carrie and her stunt double. You're Welcome.'
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Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew tweets: 'Not to call anyone a diva, but here's @HamillHimself being ferried from his trailer by chopper AGAIN, or something;)'
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Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew tweets: 'Yup, this is how it was done a long time ago, in...'
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Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew tweets: 'it all started with a dream. a dream, and a storyboard...'
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Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew tweets: '#nostalgic so Im going to post some pics tonight. Like this 1 of Harrison, Anthony, Carrie & I sharing a laugh...

Never before seen behind-the-scenes photos of the Star Wars trilogy have emerged, thanks to Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew, who portrayed Chewbacca in the original film trilogy.

The actor took to Twitter to share a treasure trove of rare photos spanning all the original films, starting with a photo of Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, and himself sharing a laugh on set.

Since the new Star Wars trilogy's announcement in October 2012, speculation about the film grows every week, with fans itching to know who will be the cast.

Michael Fassbender, Girls star Adam Driver, and Hugo Weaving are among the names rumoured to appear in the coming Star Wars: Episode VII, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

And Breaking Bad star Jesse Plemons has reportedly auditioned for a lead role in the upcoming film, if The Wrap's unnamed source is to be believed.

These names join a long list of rumoured cast considerations, which include Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan, Jack O'Connell, Alex Pettyfer, Saoirse Ronan and Sullivan Stapleton.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, "multiple insiders" have claimed that the original characters Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) will have a larger role in the new films.

The sources also claim the reason for former scriptwriter Michael Arndt' split from the film last October was over a disagreement with director J. J. Abrams about "which characters to emphasise".

Arndt wanted a focus on the original characters' offspring, while Abrams wanted the new film to focus on the original trilogy's heroes.

Abrams has since teamed up with Lawrence Kasdan, co-writer of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, to script the film.

Star Wars: Episode VII is not expected to hit cinemas until December 18 next year.

Sydney Morning Herald