Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo has recently shared a fake audition to take over the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in time for the character’s Star Wars show.
Earlier this year, Lucasfilm revealed that Ewan McGregor would be reprising his role as Obi-Wan in a Disney Plus series set between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope. However, Chewbacca’s new actor, Joonas Suotamo, has shared a fake audition for the series to his followers on Instagram, which starts out fairly normal before getting a bit bizarre.
You can check out Joonas Suotamo’s fake Obi-Wan audition below:
Joonas Suotamo took on the role of Chewbacca starting with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where he acted out various physical scenes that Peter Mayhew was unable to perform due to his knee replacement that occurred a year before that movie started filming. Afterwards, Joonas Suotamo was on full time Chewbacca duty, portraying the character across Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which was finished after Peter Mayhew died. While further Chewbacca appearances are unconfirmed at this time, it is likely that Joonas Suotamo will portray the character again. His chances of doing that are certainly better than his chances of playing Obi-Wan, anyway.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher also appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for previous Star Wars films.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing in theaters.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.