Entertainment Weekly’s own Star Wars correspondent Anthony Breznican says Chewbacca will be volatile in Star Wars: The Last Jedi…
As Entertainment Weekly’s coverage of Star Wars: The Last Jedi — for its annual fall preview — the magazine’s Star Wars correspondent Anthony Breznican was allowed access behind the curtain of director Rian Johnson’s much-anticipated sequel to 2015’s The Force Awakens.
Breznican’s access allowed him to find out how Chewbacca is doing, following the death of Han Solo.
"We aren’t going to see a depressed Chewie, but we might encounter one who is a little more volatile than usual."
When talking with Rian Johnson, Breznican learned that Chewie’s going to be okay because he now has Rey, a strange girl who his best friend Han Solo allowed to co-pilot the Millennium Falcon.
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"It was obviously a big loss for him, but, you know, he’s Chewie. He’s resilient. He’s got broad Wookiee shoulders, and he also has a new mission. He’s got Rey, and she’s someone that Han, to a certain extent, handed the keys to."
The fact that Han Solo was comfortable enough to allow Rey co-pilot the Falcon, as well as offering her a job with him, had many fans speculating that Rey might be Han and Leia’s child. The theory goes: If Ben Solo was powerful enough in the Force to be seduced by Snoke, then Rey, his younger sister, would be as well. So, Han and Leia allowed Luke to hide her on Jakku, a planet for which the Empire suffered its final loss.
The theory goes: If Ben Solo was powerful enough in the Force to be seduced by Snoke, then Rey, his younger sister, would be as well. So, Han and Leia allowed Luke to hide her on Jakku, a planet for which the Empire suffered its final loss.
I don’t subscribe to this theory, but its out there.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
L to R: Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and a Porg. CR – EW
Back to Chewbacca, the lovable, loyal and fierce Wookiee will be spending some time on the planet of Ahch-To, as he patiently waits with R2-D2 for Rey to meet Luke Skywalker. Just how long he stays there, is not yet known, but EW’s Breznican points out that one photo was taken in what appears to be the cockpit of one of those speeders on the world of Crait, and he’s got a feather in his mouth.
Just how long he stays there, is not yet known, but EW’s Breznican points out he’s got a feather in his mouth in a photo taken of him in the cockpit of one of those speeders on the world of Crait, and he’s got a feather in his mouth.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Behind The Scenes (screen grab) CR: Star Wars/YouTube/EW
Is Chewie eating the most adorable creatures to join the Star Wars cinematic universe since Ewoks — a Porg? We don’ think so…at least we hope not. Hopefully, one or two (or a whole bunch) will become Chewie’s new friends and they’ll tag-along as Chewie pilots the speeder.
We’ll find out more about Chewbacca’s state of being, when Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.