Chewbacca coming to Cincy this fall for comic expo

Posted at 8:49 AM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 12:41:04-04

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati is getting the Wookiee treatment this fall.

Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" series, will be at the Cincinnati Comic Expo taking place Sept. 14-16.

At 7 feet, 2 inches, the actor towered over other characters as Han Solo's co-pilot in the first film "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope."

The 74-year-old retired from the role after "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which premiered in 2015.

This will be his second appearance at the expo.