Joonas Suotamo is 'open' to a Star Wars return

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 December 2019
Joonas Suotamo

Joonas Suotamo

Finnish star Joonas Suotamo has admitted he is "open" to making a 'Star Wars' return in the future

Joonas Suotamo is "open" to making a 'Star Wars' return.

The 33-year-old actor has played Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' saga and although he's not currently attached to any future projects with the sci-fi franchise, Joonas has revealed he'd be keen to reprise the role in the years to come.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz at the European premiere of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' on Wednesday (18.12.19), Joonas – who replaced Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca – shared: "I will have to wait and see. I'm always interested in opportunities like this.

"But Chewbacca's entrance has to be warranted, it has to be special, because Chewbacca is a really cool character.

"He can't come back in a throwaway moment. But I am open to it."

Joonas already has some other projects in the pipeline.

But the Finnish star – who features alongside the likes of Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and John Boyega in the new film – is also keen to broaden his ambitions as an actor.

He explained: "I have some projects lined up for next year, we're still in talks.

"I don't mind wearing a costume again, if there are suits then I'm fine with it. But I'm also looking to breakthrough outside of a suit."

Joonas stands at almost seven-feet tall and has been suggested as a potential future Bond villain.

However, he's played down the idea for the time being.

Asked about the prospect of starring in the money-spinning movie franchise, Joonas replied: "We'll have to put in some work to make that happen."

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 22min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Cast: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams
  • UK release: 19 December 2019

Emperor Palpatine (McDiarmid) is back and building an army, so Rey (Ridley), Poe (Isaac), Finn (Boyega) and the gang go up against him and Kylo Ren (Driver). The internal and external battle of Ridley and Driver is the strongest element, with magnetic chemistry, but elsewhere it’s disappointing fan service, a film that…

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