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Peter Mayhew's widow welcomes new Wookiee Black Krrsantan to the 'Star Wars' family

The new Wookiee, Black Krrsantan, is portrayed by Carey Jones on The Book of Boba Fett.

By John Albinson
The Book of Boba Fett PRESS

The Book of Boba Fett just received the highest praise a Wookiee can get from a Star Wars legend. Angie Mayhew, widow of the late Peter Mayhew, who played the iconic Chewbacca for decades in the Star Wars movies, expressed her support for actor Carey Jones, who recently debuted as Wookiee bounty hunter Black Krrsantan on the new Disney+ series.

“Warmest Wookiee welcome to Carey Jones who is playing fierce Black Krrsantan in the Book of Boba Fett,” Mayhew tweeted via the Peter Mayhew Foundation's official handle. “You have some giant shoes to fill, welcome to the Wookiee family! Peter would have loved seeing a Wookiee truly unleashed!” 

Peter Mayhew played Chewbecca in the original Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) and portrayed Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon co-pilot in every Star Wars movie until 2015’s Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Mayhew passed away in 2019 at the age of 74, at which point Joonas Suotamo took full responsibility for the Chewbacca role.

A long-time fan favorite in Star Wars lore, Krrsantan first appeared in Episode 2 of The Book of Boba Fett and has since gone on to become a series mainstay. The Wookiee bounty hunter finds his way onto Tatooine after he’s employed by the Twins, the cousins of the deceased crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and is sent to intimidate Fett. After Krrsantan attacks Fett during one of the bounty hunter’s bacta tank sessions in Episode 3, the Twins release him from their grasp. The next episode sees our titular character hire the infamous Wookiee to join his crew. 

Krrsantan first appeared in the 2015 Marvel comic Darth Vader #1. Since then, the character went on to have a significant run in many other Marvel titles, such as Doctor Aphra, Bounty Hunters, Screaming Citadel, and more. He also appeared in the second volume of the canon short story anthology From a Certain Point of View.

Currently on its fifth episode, the series only has two more installments before its season is concluded.

The Book of Boba Fett is available to stream on Disney+.