As fans of the “Star Wars” film franchise count down the days until the release of the next installment of the film, which will be released in December of this year, speculations and rumors have begun to surface regarding the new backstory of Han Solo and Chewbacca. These rumors have gone rampant, especially as the “Star Wars” Extended Universe. It had expanded on what happened to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia Organa after the events of “Star Wars: Episode VI-The Return of the Jedi,” were officially no longer listed as canon for the “Star Wars” franchise, and as little tidbits and hints of the official canon are slowly being revealed in the films, new books, and ongoing MARVEL “Star Wars” titles. Read on to learn more about what might have happened to Chewbacca and Han Solo in between the events of “Episode VI” and “Episode VII.”
Making Star Wars has just recently claimed that they managed to get confirmation regarding a part of Chewbacca’s and Han Solo’s backstory.
According to their source, the two met after the smuggler freed the Wookie as he had been enslaved after the Empire destroyed the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyyk. Because of this, Chewbacca decided to stay at Solo’s side as he now had incurred a life debt towards him, as was part of his race’s code. This tidbit seems to be highly believable as enslaved Wookies have been seen in the animated television show “Star Wars Rebels,” which is also part of the official canon.
It was also mentioned that Solo, in between the films, had become a drunk. He had lost the Millenium Falcon as others were after him and the Falcon.
While this may or not be true, more of Chewbacca’s and Han Solo’s official backstories will come to light within the pages of the “Star Wars” comic book titles that MARVEL is handling, and is also part of the official canon, such as the fact that Han Solo has an ex-wife named Sana Solo, who was recently revealed in the sixth issue of MARVEL’s ongoing “Star Wars” comic. It is written by “Thor” scribe Jason Aaron, and drawn by John Cassaday with colors by Laura Martin.
Chewbacca’s past will also be expanded on in comic book form, as, according to The Hollywood Reporter, it had been revealed during the San Diego Comic-Con that MARVEL has recruited “Deadpool” scribe Gerry Duggan and artist Philip Noto. He had to tell a part of Chewbacca’s history in his very own four issue limited run comic book, whose first issue will be released this October.
In addition to this, more will be learned about what exactly happened to the gang in between “Episode VI” and “Episode VII” movies as MARVEL, according to the company’s comic book solicitations for the month of September 2015 on Newsrama, will be launching “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens-Shattered Empire.” It is a four issue limited run, which will be written by “Wolverine” and “Gotham Central” scribe Greg Rucka, and will be drawn by “Avengers World” artist Marco Checchetto.
What do you think of the rumors and speculations regarding Han Solo’s and Chewbacca’s past? Do you believe that the Millenium Falcon had been taken from them? Will you be reading the new MARVEL tie-ins to the new “Star Wars” canon? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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Catch Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, and Leia Organa for more adventures in “Star Wars: Episode VII- The Force Awakens”, which will premiere in theaters on December 18, 2015.