The Ultimate Youtini Guide to Chewbacca

By: Charles Hanckel


Warrior. Husband. Father. Best Friend. Pilot.

These are just a few of the hats that Chewbacca wears (although, technically speaking, he doesn’t wear anything but a belt of bandoliers).

Ever since his first appearance in A New Hope, Chewbacca has captured the minds, hearts, and imaginations of Star Wars fans. After all, the giant, shaggy, roaring, half-gorilla, half-family dog is kind of hard not to love.

While Chewbacca may be described as a “big walking carpet,” that doesn’t mean he deserves to get walked all over! This guide gives Chewbacca the hero treatment he deserves by laying out all of the must-read Chewie material the Expanded Universe has to offer. If you’ve ever wondered where to find more information about Chewie or any of his (mis)adventures, you need look no further!

Chewbacca in the Trilogies

Let’s begin with a quick refresher on some of Chewbacca’s most notable heroic moments in the films.

In the Prequel Trilogy, we witness him fight side-by-side with Yoda in the Battle of Kashyyyk. In fact, he’s a major reason why Order 66 fails to take out the Jedi Master. By the time of the Original Trilogy, he’s constantly fixing the Millennium Falcon and coaxing the temperamental ship into launching our heroes into hyperspace before the jaws of the Empire can close around them.

He’s the only reason C-3PO makes it out of Cloud City (though admittedly, not in one piece) and the only original hero to commandeer an AT-ST!

And in The Force Awakens, we witness Chewie shoot Kylo Ren in the abdomen following Han’s death—an act that undoubtedly helped Rey defeat Kylo in their lightsaber duel moments later. Despite being so intricately involved in the plight of our heroes throughout the saga, this only begins to scratch the surface!

The Expanded Universe is so named because it does exactly that—expands on the universe in which we’ve all found our second home. It provides new characters, new locations, and new storylines. However, it also expands upon the parts of the universe that we’re already familiar with, including Chewbacca.

And you don’t even need to look far to find new bits about Chewbacca. Those who are familiar with the novelizations of the films are aware that they contain some notable differences—many of which involve our favorite Wookiee.

The Original Trilogy Novelizations

The novelization for A New Hope, famously ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster, kicks off the tradition of new revelations surrounding Chewbacca with the initial description of the character which actually describes him as having yellow eyes!

And most the end of the book, in the royal medal ceremony, Chewbacca actually gets a medal! (Although Leia has to strain to place it around his neck).

It somehow makes the injustice of him not receiving a medal in the film sting less.

In The Empire Strikes Back novel, Chewbacca, rather than C-3PO, is the one who witnesses Han and Leia’s kiss aboard the Falcon! He’s one of the first of the group to be privy to the budding romance between the scoundrel and the princess.

Later, while on Cloud City, there is an extended scene where Chewbacca (rather easily) intimidates the Ugnaughts into giving him Threepio’s disassembled parts. Jumping forward to the carbon freezing chamber, Chewbacca practically loses his mind when Han is about to be frozen in carbonite.

He lashes out against his Imperial captors to the point that Han has to ask the Imperials to put binders on him so that he doesn’t hurt himself in his frenzy.

Being willing to take on Vader and the Stormtroopers by himself only further illustrates the level of selfless dedication Chewbacca has to his friends and keeping them safe.

The Sequel Trilogy Novelizations

Skipping ahead to the novelization for The Force Awakens—once again penned by Alan Dean Foster—we really get to see Chewbacca in his element. Unkar Plutt, the vile junkyard trader from Jakku’s Niima Outpost, doesn’t give up as easily as he does in the film when Rey and Finn steal the Millennium Falcon from him. Instead, he follows Rey all the way to Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana, intent on revenge.

Little does Plutt know, once someone is under the protection of Chewbacca, they’re practically untouchable.

When Plutt tries to attack Rey, Chewbacca steps in and does what Wookies are supposedly known for doing when he actually rips off both of Unkar Plutt’s arms! If you enjoyed reading that sentence, just imagine how much more you would enjoy reading the whole scene.

Just last month, the novelization for The Last Jedi continued the tradition of providing more Chewbacca exposition exclusive to the books. Perhaps, like many other viewers, you found yourself wondering what Chewie was doing to occupy his time on Ahch-To (besides hunting, killing, and roasting Porgs on a spit) while Rey was busy training with Luke.

The answer? Fixing the Falcon, of course!

As Rey explained to Han in The Force Awakens, the Falcon had changed hands many times in recent years, including those of Unkar Plutt, Gannis Ducain, and the Irving boys. Each of those unworthy owners had made changes to the ship—not all of which were for the better. So, Chewie had to once again take up his mantle as head mechanic.

Beyond that, Chewie shares a moment with Leia at the end of the novel as they mourn the friends that they have lost. Leia states “It’s just us now, but we’ll find a way.”

It’s a heartfelt moment that makes you stop and reflect on how far the pair has come, as well as how much they’ve lost along the way.

"It's just us now, but we'll find a way."

Now, those are just examples from within the framework of the eight saga films. But if you open yourself up to the rest of the literary world, there are countless others. Let’s take a look at some of them one format at a time.

But be forewarned: you’re about to take your first step into a larger world.

Chewbacca on the Page

Given that Chewie is one of the original characters, he permeates the Expanded Universe, both Canon and Legends.

First, let’s take a look at Canon ...

Smuggler's Run: A Han Solo & Chewbacca Adventure by Greg Rucka

Greg Rucka’s 2015 novel picks up Han and Chewbacca’s story immediately following the events of A New Hope when they are commissioned by Princess Leia to fly a top-secret mission to save a special recon rebel, Caluan Emmat, from the Imperial Security Bureau.

Along the way, they also manage to have a run-in with a group of bounty hunters. Typical scoundrel-esque shenanigans ensue as Han and Chewie must use all of their smarts, deception, and charm to make it out with Emmat…and their lives.

Smuggler’s Run delivers a classic Han and Chewie adventure right around the time period that we originally meet them. It’s the consummate daring, swashbuckling adventure shared by none other than our favorite smuggling duo.

Last Shot by Daniel José Older

April's featured canon novel, written by Daniel José Older, spans three important time periods in the lives of our favorite scoundrels, Chewbacca, Han Solo, and Lando Calrissian. After having several run-ins over the years with an evil Pau’an named Fyzen Gor, the trio gets roped into finding one of the villain’s pieces of tech—the Phylanx Redux Transmitter.

Chewbacca mostly plays a role in the earlier time period when he accompanies Han and Sana Starros on their original mission to track down the transmitter.

Given how recently this book was released, no spoilers will be divulged here. But suffice it to say, there is plenty of Chewbacca-oriented action in this novel—including a skirmish with the archrival of the Wookies, the Trandoshans.

Star Wars Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig

This 2016 novel written by Chuck Wendig takes place about five years after the Battle of Yavin, when our heroes are busy fighting the remnants of the Empire. While the Emperor and Vader have been defeated, Imperial strongholds still prevail throughout the galaxy.

One such stronghold is none other than Chewie’s homeworld of Kashyyyk, which has been transformed by the Empire into a world-wide labor camp.

After a failed attempt to free the Wookies from slavery, Chewbacca is captured and thrown into Ashmead’s Lock, a prison on Kashyyyk. This leads Han Solo to resign from his commission as a general in the New Republic military to lead a desperate mission to save his best friend.

After teaming up with Norra Wexley and a handful of other rebels recruited by Leia, Han manages to reach Kashyyyk, infiltrate Ashmead’s Lock, and free Chewbacca. But before they can consider leaving the planet, they must try once again to free the Wookiees from their Imperial overlords.

But freeing the Wookiees won’t be easy, as our heroes soon discover than a demented Grand Moff has outfitted every Wookiee on the planet with an implant chip in their brains. It’s up to our heroes, led by the mighty Chewbacca, to find a way to destroy the chips and liberate the entire world.

Star Wars Aftermath: Life Debt allows readers a glimpse into Chewbacca’s homeworld, and the lengths to which he is willing to go to save it. It provides insight into how the Empire affects Chewbacca on a personal level, rather than an inherited plight from his life debt with Han Solo. Without Chewbacca’s tenacity, it is unlikely that the Wookiees, including Chewie’s own family, would have ever been free of Imperial rule.

Star Wars Aftermath: Empire's End by Chuck Wendig

Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End continues Wendig’s story from Life Debt. While the Wookiees have been freed from their implant chips, they are far from out of the Wroshyr trees. There is still an Imperial presence on Kashyyyk and many Wookiees are still in danger, including Chewbacca’s own son, Lumpawaroo.

After escaping a child work camp, Lumpawaroo flees into the mountain ranges of Mount Arayakyak. It’s up to Chewbacca and a team of recently rescued Wookiees to find and save Lumpawaroo before the sadistic Commandant Dessard catches him first…

Star Wars has always been about finding family out amongst the stars—even when you aren’t looking. The Original Trilogy showed us a ragtag group of individuals become a cohesive, if often dysfunctional, family unit by uniting around a common goal.

Princess Leia’s entire home world was destroyed. Han was an orphan. Luke’s only known family was murdered by Stormtroopers on Tatooine.

But Chewbacca is the one member of the crew who had his own family back home. Empire’s End gives us our first canonical look into Chewbacca’s long-awaited reunion with that family!

Next, let’s look at some of Chewbacca’s Legends adventures.

While they are no longer part of the official Star Wars chronology, they offer more than a few Chewbacca adventures that have been celebrated by Star Wars fans for years for giving incredible insight into the character.

The Hutt Gambit by A.C. Crispin

A.C. Crispin’s Han Solo Trilogy from the late 1990s is one of the most comprehensive looks into the early life of Han Solo. However, the second and third installments of the series also provide plenty of insight into Chewbacca, and how the two paired up to become one of the most infamous teams in the galaxy!

        In T he Hutt Gambit, we first meet Chewbacca as a slave in an Imperial work camp. But when Han comes across the Wookiee being sorely mistreated by slavers, he has to step in. Soon enough, the unlikely duo find themselves on the run; Han, an Imperial defector and Chewie, an escaped slave. Having little to nothing to their names, the two strike out into the galaxy as budding smugglers. After falling in with the Hutts and falling out with the Empire, Han and Chewie soon find themselves fighting to protect their home, their reputation, and their lives.

Rebel Dawn by A.C. Crispin

  Rebel Dawn picks up the story shortly afterwards, when Chewbacca has been working with Han for some years. After a high stakes sabacc tournament, the pair have come to own the Millennium Falcon, thereby moving them one step closer to who we first meet in the Mos Eisley cantina. Despite taking on a transporting job through the Kessel Run, they still find themselves unable to pay off their debts to Jabba the Hutt. In a last ditch effort, they head to the Mos Eisley cantina in hopes of finding a job that can help them clear their debt once and for all.

        The Han Solo Trilogy provides a detailed backstory that slowly but surely transforms Chewie and Han into the smugglers we meet in A New Hope. As the first written backstory to how the two originally teamed up and made names for themselves throughout the galaxy, this is a must read for all Chewbacca fans!

The Han Solo Adventures by Brian Daley

Brian Daley’s Han Solo Adventures, comprised of At Stars' End, Han Solo’s Revenge, and Han Solo and the Lost Legacy provide readers with three of the more unique exploits shared by Chewbacca and Han.

In At Stars' End, the pair are in search of the best illegal ship rebuilder in the galaxy—a man known as Doc—to make repairs to the Falcon after a recent smuggling run.

However, they soon find that Doc has been missing for quite a long time. Han and Chewie debark on a mission to save Doc, but things quickly turn sour and Chewbacca, himsel,f is captured by the Empire and taken away to a prison planet known as Stars' End.

By some twist of the Force, Doc also ends up being a prisoner at Stars' End, and the entire mission becomes a rescue attempt with Han on the outside and Chewie on the inside.

Moving forward, Han Solo’s Revenge is a tale about slavery, deception, and how to outcon a con man. It’s no secret that Han and Chewbacca are a couple of first-class scoundrels, but they at least try to be honorable.

One area in which they refuse to deal is in slavery. So, after accepting a job to transport some cargo, but discovering that it is actually a group of slaves, their morality is put to the test.

Together, Han and Chewie free the slaves, find the man who tricked them, and make him pay for what he’s done. After all, revenge may not be the way of the Jedi, but it certainly is the way of the smuggler.

In the final installment of the trilogy, Han Solo and the Lost Legacy, the legendary Han and Chewie come face-to-face with another legend—the fabled riches of a tyrant named Xim the Despot.

The two travel to the planet Dellalt, where the treasures are rumored to reside, but instead of finding treasure, they find Xim’s warrior-robots. A scuffle with the robots leaves Han and Chewie without the Falcon, without a plan, and without a good chance at making it out alive.

But any smuggler worth his weight in spice can find his way out of a tight spot, and Chewbacca and Han are no exception…

This trilogy of books, being written in the 1980s, come from a time when the Star Wars universe was less well-defined, and therefore provide much more bizarre, off-the-wall adventures than can ever again be written. Nothing is off limits in these books, and those who choose to read them are treating themselves to a great time!

Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn

Scoundrels, by Timothy Zahn, also opens with Han and Chewie shortly after the destruction of the first Death Star. Due to some unfortunate luck and a brush with pirates, the pair have lost their reward for assisting the Rebellion, which leaves Jabba the Hutt’s bounty on their heads active. To survive, Han and Chewie must find a job that will pay a large sum in a short amount of time.

After dodging several bounty hunters looking to cash in on contracts, they soon find themselves offered an impossible job…but an impossible job that pays handsomely. They’re recruited by a local man on Wukkar to break into a Black Sun crime lord’s estate, gain access to his impregnable safe, and steal millions of credits. Never one to be told the odds, Han accepts the job, seeing it as his only option to save his own skin.

But even Han and Chewie know they can’t pull off a scheme to that degree by themselves, so they quickly assemble a team of equally audacious ne’er-do-wells—including several familiar faces like Lando Calrissian—to assist them on the job.

The mismatched team makes a plan and puts it into action, only to see it fall apart shortly thereafter. It’s up to Chewie and Han to rally the team so that they can pull off one of the biggest heists in history. If they fail, Han and Chewie will have much bigger worries than Jabba and his bounty hunters…

This classic heist story is a fun, fast-paced ride that plays out much like an Ocean’s movie. A motley crew of lovable scoundrels must band together to accomplish the impossible, or die trying. Chewbacca, being one of those lovable scoundrels, once again proves to readers that he’s as scruffy as the next nerfherder. Of course, plot twists are inevitable, so as soon as you think you have this story figured out, don’t bet all your credits on it!

A Forest Apart by Troy Denning

This book by Troy Denning once again features Chewbacca’s son, named Lumpawarump (rather than Lumpawaroo, his name after coming of age), and wife Mallatobuck. While on a trip to Coruscant, Lumpawarump catches a thief attempting to steal a datapad containing sensitive New Republic information from Han and Leia. He pursues the thief into the seedy underbelly of Coruscant’s lower levels, but is quickly captured and taken away to one of Palpatine’s old undercity detention centers.

Chewbacca and Mallatobuck lead a rescue mission to free their son and recapture the stolen datapad, but in the process, they uncover a plot to assassinate the leaders of the New Republic by an Imperial who was believed to dead.

A Forest Apart once again proves Chewbacca’s level of dedication to his family, but also reveals the lengths to which his entire family is willing to go to when one of their own is threatened.

Vector Prime by R.A. Salvatore ***MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD***

While The New Jedi Order is a fantastic twenty-two book long Legends series, if you’re looking to get more Chewbacca, you need only read the first book, Vector Prime by RA Salvatore. Set twenty-one years after the events of Return of the Jedi, the books span a four-year period in which Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and their families must withstand a galactic invasion by a new alien race called the Yuuzhan Vong.

The reason Chewbacca fans only need to read the first book in this extensive series is that Vector Prime features the death of Chewbacca.

At the time of its release in 1999, readers were shocked to not only lose one of the main characters, but also to lose him in such a startling manner. While on a routine cargo run to the planet Sernpidal, Chewbacca, Han, and Han’s son, Anakin, find something strange.

Sernpidal’s moon appears to be getting closer to the planet.

After some investigating, the crew discovers a creature living inside the planet that was brought by the Yuuzhan Vong. That creature is pulling the moon closer and closer to the planet surface and, given enough time, the two will collide, leading to massive casualties.

With Han at the helm, Chewbacca and Anakin attempt to get as many people aboard the Falcon as possible. They run along the surface of the planet, even as it begins to break apart beneath them, stopping to help anyone in need. However, they wait too long. Chewbacca throws Anakin up to Han, who is waiting on the Falcon’s entrance ramp, but it’s too high to reach himself. Anakin runs to the cockpit of the Falcon and pulls away from Sernpidal, believing it’s too late to save Chewie.

Chewbacca, ever the warrior, raises his arms and roars in defiance one last time as the moon crashes down upon him.

The death of Chewbacca on Sernpidal is a heart-breaking scene which only solidifies his legend. He died doing what he had always done—placing his loved ones (and even complete strangers) before himself. But the most fitting part about his death is that it took a moon falling on him to take him out.

The mighty Chewbacca, indeed.

Chewbacca in the Panels

For those who prefer to actually marvel at the sight of Chewbacca’s legendary feats, there’s still plenty of material for you in the comics!

First, let’s dive into the Canon options.

Marvel's Star Wars (issues 10-12, 14) by Jason Aaron & Stuart Immonen

Anyone who wants to know exactly what Luke, Han, Leia, and (of course) Chewbacca were up to between Episodes 4 and 5 absolutely have to read Marvel’s Star Wars. This ongoing comic series that debuted in 2015 picks up right after the first Death Star is destroyed with brand new adventures involving our heroes. But these aren’t just stories of the week. Since they involve major characters, they greatly enhance future viewings of the films.

While the entire series, which is currently about 40 issues long, is worth reading, there are a few issues in particular that every Chewbacca fan will love. Issues 10-12 involve Chewbacca leading a mission to rescue Luke after he’s been captured by Grakkus the Hutt and forced to fight in a gladiatorial arena, being marketed as “the last Jedi.”

He travels to Nar Shaddaa with C-3PO and immediately starts bashing heads in to get the information he needs to find Luke. However, a scoundrel versus bounty hunter showdown is inevitable when Dengar shows up intending to cash in on the bounty Jabba is offering for Chewbacca. After (unsurprisingly) winning that fight with a little help from Han, Leia, and Sana Starros, the foursome heads to the gladiator arena to get Luke.

However, when Grakkus activates an EMP in the arena and all blaster weapons are rendered useless, our heroes have to improvise. If you’ve ever wondered what sort of damage Chewbacca could do with a couple lightsabers, you may want to give this one a read…

Issue 14 of the series—part of the first crossover between Marvel’s Star Wars and Star Wars: Darth Vader—Chewbacca is tested by Black Krrsantan, a biologically modified Wookiee bounty hunter. It’s hard to “let the Wookiee win” when there’s a Wookiee on both sides. This fight is truly an example of an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object.

Ever wonder how disagreements go down on Kashyyyk? This may be the closest thing to an answer you can get.

Star Wars: Chewbacca by Charles Soule & Phil Noto

This 5-issue miniseries released in 2015 finally gives Chewbacca the starring role he deserves. From the very first page—a Star Wars crawl which describes how Chewie destroyed the Death Star with the help of his trusty sidekick Han—it’s clear that the story places our favorite Wookiee in the spotlight like never before.

After crash landing a loaned spacecraft on Andelm IV, Chewbacca is forced to gamble in a local casino for the credits he needs to fix up the craft. However, while in the casino, he finds and befriends a young girl by the name of Zarro who is on the run from local thugs who have enslaved her and her father due to her father’s gambling debts. Chewbacca, being sympathetic to the plight of slaves after suffering the same fate at the hands of the Empire, decides he must help the girl.

The rest of the series follows Chewbacca’s quest as it evolves from freeing Zarro and her father to saving the entire planet of Andelm IV from the Empire. Any serious fan of Chewbacca simply shouldn’t pass this series up.

Of course, Chewbacca has been intriguing to comic fans since long before Disney acquired Lucasfilm, so there is plenty of Legends material in the comics as well.

Star Wars: Chewbacca (2001) by Darko Macan

Though it may be confusing at first glance, this comic series sporting the same name as the last is actually a separate Dark Horse production from 2001. The four issue comic series is composed of stories that R2-D2 and C-3PO elicit from Chewbacca’s closest friends and enemies following his death on Sernpidal as outlined in the Vector Prime passage above.

Luke, Leia, Han, Lando, Mallatobuck, and even a Trandoshan slaver all offer up tales from Chewbacca’s life including fighting in an Imperial arena, saving Han’s daughter’s life, and his fateful last moments on the crumbling surface of Sernpidal.

This series provides a heart-wrenching, nostalgic look back on Chewbacca’s life that will leave readers tearful over the loss of their beloved character, but thrilled for his return in later material.

Star Wars Adventures: Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands by Christopher Cerasi & Jennifer L. Meyer

This series actually opens with Chewbacca as a young Wookiee on Kashyyyk, eager to face his rites of adulthood. Together with some of his closest friends, including Tarfful, teenage Chewie heads out into the dangerous Shadowlands in search of a way to prove himself worthy of the rites.

However, he and his friends realize they may have gotten themselves into more than they bargained for when they happen across a group of slavers who are on their way to raid their village.

This comic is one of the first and only looks at Chewbacca prior to adulthood—nearly 200 years before the events of A New Hope, so Chewie completionists definitely have to give this one a look!

Chewbacca for the Younglings

Are you a parent looking to introduce your children to Star Wars for the first time? Perhaps that is easier to do by presenting one of the most loveable Star Wars characters in Chewbacca as more of the “fuzzy friend” than the arm-ripping Wookiee warrior.

Here are some of the more kid-friendly options to consider.

Star Wars: The Chewbacca Story by Benjamin Harper 

This 32-page book specifically highlights all of Chewbacca’s greatest feats throughout the Original Trilogy and The Force Awakens.

Plus, it comes with a Chewbacca toy that roars!

As readers make their way through Chewie’s most heroic moments, they’ll be prompted to use the iconic Wookie roar at pivotal moments.

It’s fun, interactive, and a great way to get young readers interested in the films!

Chewie and the Porgs by Kevin Shinick

Apparently, when Chewie isn’t eating the Porgs, he’s hanging out with them. While the Original Trilogy taught us that Chewie is always thinking with his stomach, this book really hammers that point home.

After landing on Ahch-To, Chewbacca realizes his stomach is grumbling. As he sets out in search of food on the island, he discovers that he is constantly being badgered by flocks of Porgs, but try as he might, he can’t seem to scare them away.

Eventually, after spending some time searching, Chewie resigns to eating some of the food stores aboard the Falcon. However, when he returns to the ship, he realizes that one of its landing struts crushed the Porgs’ winter food supply when it landed. Out of remorse, Chewbacca uses the Falcon to fly around the island and discover a small lake filled with fish that the Porgs can use for food. Before long, Chewie has befriended all of the Porgs, and even goes so far as to take a few with him when he leaves the island with Rey

When The Last Jedi hit theaters, Porgs quickly became fan-favorites—especially for younger fans. This book combines all of the cuteness of the Porgs with the warm-hearted nature of Chewbacca to deliver a fun, family-oriented Star Wars stor.

Star Wars: Where's the Wookiee?  

Where’s the Wookiee?   What a great question!

For anyone who is familiar with the Where’s Waldo book series, this is basically the same thing…except way cooler and way hairier and with way higher stakes. This children’s book allows the reader to take on the responsibility of an Imperial officer scouring familiar Star Wars locations for the rebel Wookiee known as Chewbacca.

If your little one is more interested in pictures than words, or more interested in despotism than democracy, this might be your best bet!

Star Wars: Choose Your Destiny: A Han and Chewie Adventure by Cavan Scott & Elsa Charretier

Book 1 of the Choose Your Destiny series features our favorite duo on yet another one of their smuggling runs. However, the run quickly takes a turn for the worse, and it’s up to Han and Chewie to think their way out of it.

Readers get to make decisions periodically throughout the story that affect both if and how Han and Chewie survive the Empire, Mandalorians, and any number of additional threats along the way.

With over twenty possible outcomes, this a book that families can enjoy over and over again!

The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear by Tom Angleberger

While this book will not be released until late May of this year, it’s a great one to keep an eye out for!

In this story, Chewbacca teams up with K-2SO and a host of other characters as they journey into a blue forest that is filled with a fear-inducing mist. Together, they must conquer their fears, recover a sacred book, and rescue Han Solo!

With Solo: A Star Wars Story being released concurrently with this book, it’s the perfect way to either prepare your young Star Wars fan for the movie or keep the fun going after leaving the theater!

Chewbacca in Our Hearts

There are very few Star Wars characters as widely adored as Chewbacca. Whether it’s his warm, gentle, benevolent side, his teeth-baring, arm-tearing, kickass warrior side, or both, Chewie always seems to find a way into our hearts.

Luckily for fans, there are so many options in the Expanded Universe for those who love Chewbacca. Despite their many differences, one major theme becomes apparent through all of those stories: it’s much less “let the Wookiee win,” and much more “the Wookiee will win, and there’s nothing you can do about it!”

So, if you’re a Chewbacca fan, what are you waiting for? Dive into some of this material today!


(May the Force be with you).

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About Charles Hanckel

Charles is a third-year medical student who lives in Columbia, SC. He’s been a Star Wars fan for as long as he can remember. In fact, his earliest childhood memory is placing The Empire Strikes Back on VHS into his VCR! While he enjoys spending his free time writing, playing basketball, and going to the beach, he always seems to find himself running back to Star Wars. He is an enthusiast of all forms of Star Wars media, including films, TV series, video games, and (of course) books! He loves interacting with other fans, so feel free to connect with him and the rest of the Youtini team on social media!

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