Is the Wookiee in Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer Chewbacca’s wife Malla?


In the full-length theatrical trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, the mighty Chewbacca shares an intimate moment with an unknown Wookiee. Could it be his wife or someone of his kin?

They say a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in awhile, I can personally attest to that, and same goes for a Wookiee. Even a furball like Chewbacca can snag a lady Wookiee for himself. With the release of the latest trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, we got to see a significant number of new visuals.

From an untampered Falcon, to a game of Sabaac for the first time since Star Wars Rebels, and lastly a female Wookiee — where never before has one graced the big screen as this one will in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

We first got to see Mallatobuck, or Malla for short, in the Star Wars Holiday Special released back in 1978. Before this moment in Star Wars history, she has never been referenced in the canon timeline (yes we hear you EU fans complaining about what Disney has and will do to your beloved Star Wars). 

For those of you who’ve never laid eyes on the Star Wars Holiday Special (1978), you are welcome.

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Malla looks to be a part of the “job” Han, and the rest of the crew go on. This could be the mission where Han Solo frees Chewbacca and the Wookiees from enslavement, thus, beginning the life debt Chewbacca owes Han.

Or possibly, Chewbacca meets Han through Lando and then go in the mission to rescue the Wookiees and Malla happens to be one of them; beginning the life debt.

We do know the possibility of her death occurring in this film is somewhat likely. Now before you stone me for speaking such blasphemy, just hear me out.

In the Original Trilogy, we never hear or see any reference to Malla or Chewbacca having a wife.

We know his son, Lumpawaroo is alive, when Chewbacca reunites with him in the canon novel Aftermath: Life Debt. However, Chewie’s wife is only mentioned in the book; which does not bode well for Malla.

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Chewbacca and Han Solo are always together and are never separated. This is sad I know, but I believe it is an event that has to occur to further fuel Chewbacca’s hatred for the Empire and in turn, earning the nickname “the mighty” Chewbacca — spoken by Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi. 

What are your thoughts on whether or not the female Wookiee is Malla, and if so, will she die in this next film?