The 9 Best Moments From Solo: A Star Wars Story
#9- When Han Met Chewie
Even before the film’s official synopsis was released, many rightfully assumed Solo would bring the first encounter between Han Solo and Chewbacca to live action. However, while the on-screen depiction of this moment strays ever so slightly away from the Expanded Universe (now Legends) incarnation – namely by bypassing the whole “life debt” concept – it’s still a sight worth seeing.
After Han deduces Beckett, Val, and Rio Durant aren’t actually part of the Imperial Army, Beckett uses his assumed identity as a Captain to have Han detained. Thrown into a pit where he’s to be fed to “the beast,” Han soon realizes that his cellmate is none other than the Wookiee Chewbacca. After a brief skirmish, the pair works together to escape captivity, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Plus, we get to see Han speak a bit of Shyriiwook, which comes as a welcome surprise.