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Joonas Suotamo is a wookie

Thought this was interesting.
http://pennstate.247sports.com/Board/18/Contents/Suotamo-represents-Penn-State-in-galaxy-far-far-away-42105738

Now I have another reason to stay through the credits (besides John Williams awesome score)! I’ll be sure to watch for his name now.

A step up from this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8fRsQDYfN0#t=31

Wookie of the Year!

Yahoo article…

http://news.yahoo.com/meet-the-new-chewbacca-in-star-wars-the-force-183503009.html

David Jones story…

As Star Wars’ Chewbacca stand-in, former Penn State hoops player Joonas Suotamo living his dream | PennLive.com

http://www.pennlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/12/star_wars_the_force_awakens_pe.html

I saw Star Wars today in 3-D at the IMAX in Harrisburg. That was so cool. Things looked so close like you could touch them. And X-Wing fighters buzzed right past my head. I’m not sure I could enjoy it as much in a regular theater.

Another article about Joonas with a couple neat anecdotes

http://www.businessinsider.com/joonas-suotamo-chewbaccas-double-in-the-force-awakens-2016-1

[quote=“Tom, post:10, topic:4616”]Another article about Joonas with a couple neat anecdotes

http://www.businessinsider.com/joonas-suotamo-chewbaccas-double-in-the-force-awakens-2016-1[/quote]

Who do you think has the bigger contract… Frazier playing with the Blazers, or Joonas playing on Star Wars?

Another article about Joonas with a couple neat anecdotes

http://www.businessinsider.com/joonas-suotamo-chewbaccas-double-in-the-force-awakens-2016-1

Who do you think has the bigger contract… Frazier playing with the Blazers, or Joonas playing on Star Wars?

Frazier has a bigger contract than Daisy Ridley, the breakout star of the movie, so there’s little doubt that his is more than Joonas, who was basically just a body double.

I’m guessing Ridley’s next contract will be bigger than Frazier’s though :slight_smile:

That’s for sure. Plus, unless she has a horrible agent, she’ll make more off of merchandising royalties than Tim will off of jersey and bobblehead sales.

And he’ll be a wookie again. Interesting the article doesn’t mention Peter Mayhew

Mayhew’s really getting up in years and has very poor mobility. The rumor mill was saying all along that Joonas would probably take over the role full time with this movie. I’d say that’s been confirmed.

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Found it tjb…

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