Ron Howard Reveals First Look at Young Chewbacca

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos

Ever since being brought on to fill the role of Director for the still untitled Han Solo film, Ron Howard has been sharing behind the scenes photos of production on his Twitter and today, he revealed the most exciting one yet.

Howard tweeted a picture of young Chewbacca who will be played by Joonas Suotamo. The photo see’s Suotamo checking out footage from the film.

Chewbacca being in the picture isn’t even the most exciting part. Eagle eyed fans will notice that the monitor he is looking at has something quite interesting playing. The monitor shows that Chewbacca will not be the only Wookie who has a role in this film. It is unconfirmed as to what the role of the mystery Wookie is but I’m willing to bet that it has something to do with Chewie’s life debt to Han Solo. Fans will remember that the main reason why Chewbacca is with Han Solo is because he owes him. Sure they are also best friends, but Chewie owes a life debt to Solo and the reason may finally be explained in a Star Wars film. Is the second Wookie someone who Chewbacca loves? A best friend? Only time will tell…

The untitled Han Solo film is currently scheduled to be released on May 25, 2018.

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