The 9 Best Moments From Solo: A Star Wars Story

Author Thumbnail Jon Arvedon May 29, 2018 10:19 AM

#9- When Han Met Chewie

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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. 

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