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Chewbacca confirmed for Han Solo movie

November 14th, 2016 by Marc Comments



It was almost inevitable that Chewbacca would be appearing in the Han Solo standalone film, but now we have confirmation.

Alden Ehrenreich, who will be playing a young version of our favourite scoundrel, revealed the news during a brief chat with Variety whilst also expressing delight that Donald Glover will appear as Lando Calrissian.

“I’m allowed to say that I’m really excited about Donald Glover’s casting,” he said.

“I think he’s going to be great in the role because he’s such a talented and interesting guy. And I can say that Chewbacca’s in the film, although I know that’s not a huge spoiler.

“He’s as much younger as I am in the film. So, I think he’s like 190 — or something — years old. I don’t think there’s a huge growth spurt for him from 190 to 210, so he’s probably about the same height.”

The Han Solo spin-off, directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, has a scheduled release date of May 25, 2018.

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….