Chewbacca and Robert Iger Star Wars VII

Image of the day: Disney head and furry friend take selfie on Star Wars VII set

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Dec 17, 2018, 11:00 PM EST (Updated)

Not everyone gets to hang out with one of the most beloved members of the Star Wars universe.

But Robert Iger does, which only make sense, since he is the CEO of Disney, which owns Lucasfilm, which owns ... well, you know all that already.

So, while out visiting the set of Star Wars Episode VII, Iger snapped this selfie with a certain Wookiee we all know and love and posted it at the Star Wars Instagram page. It's nice to see the head of a major corporation looking like a giddy little kid, huh?

While Chewbacca looks mostly the same as he did the last time we saw him -- even down to his shoulder strap -- we certainly hope that some modifications have been made to the costume in the intervening years. If that's actually Peter Mayhew in there, the poor man turns 70 on May 19 and that is a lot of fur to be lugging around on your back.

Either way, this and the recent unveiling of the entire cast by director J.J. Abrams only reinforces the fact that Star Wars Episode VII: Please No Magic Blood, Thank You is starting production for real.

Don't you kind of wish it was you in that picture?

(via Hitfix)