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Please enjoy this photo of the new Chewbacca hanging out with some Hobbits

Suotamo as Chewbacca in Solo: A Star Wars Story
Photo: Disney/Lucasfilm

Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope you’re all out there having fun. In that spirit, please enjoy this photo of four of the new millennium’s favorite sci-fi/fantasy actors goofing off in between autograph sessions at a comic-con in Philly this weekend:

The tall fella there with his head cut off is Joonas Suotamo, a 6'11" Finnish former pro basketball player who took over for Peter Mayhew in the role of Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies after Mayhew started experiencing health problems a few years back. (Being 7'3" is hard on the knees, as it turns out.) Suotamo, who first donned the fur suit for Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens in 2015, also plays Chewie in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. See if you can spot him sans costume in this cast photo:


Along with his promotional duties, Suotamo has also recently been seen on the convention circuit for events like this weekend’s Wizard World Philadelphia, where he signed autographs alongside other celebrity guests like Lord Of The Rings trio Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, and Billy Boyd—thus the photo op. We like to think the four of them went out and hit the hotel bar afterwards, but we don’t have photographic evidence of that. We can, however, see the new friends bonding on Twitter:


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