New Han Solo Movie To Also Be Origin Story For Chewbacca

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 - 6:44PM
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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 - 6:44PM
New Han Solo Movie To Also Be Origin Story For Chewbacca
When we first heard that Disney was making a Han Solo prequel movie, we were excited of course, but also a little worried at the prospect of a Han movie sans Chewbacca. Well, apparently we were all worked up over nothing, because the Han Solo movie is also going to tell the origin of Chewie.

While speaking at the Deutsche Bank 2016 Media, Internet & Telecom Conference, Disney CEO Bob Iger said this about his company's Star Wars plans:

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"Rogue One … is about a band of rebels plotting to steal the plans to the Death Star. It takes place right before George Lucas's first film, which came out in 1977 and is now called [A] New Hope. We have others in the works, including one, which is an origin story about Han Solo and Chewy. And that'll come after Star Wars VIII in 2018. And then there will possibly more thereafter."
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So what kind of origin story could we be talking about for Chewie? It's hard to say. Chewbacca is a lot older than Han (he's around 200 years, give or take), so he frankly should be pretty established by the time he meets Han. Not only that, but we've already seen Chewie in a movie (Revenge of the Sith) that takes place around 20 years before A New Hope, and presumably before he ever met Han, and in it he's fighting in the Clone Wars. So maybe Iger spoke when he said "origin story", and what he probably meant was that we would see the origin of Han and Chewie's friendship. And that sounds pretty awesome. 

Via: Collider.
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