The Star Wars universe is bigger than ever, thanks to Disney’s new mandate that everything that gets published is in canon, along with the movies. But if all you’ve done is watch the movies and TV shows, there’s a whole half of the universe you’re missing.
Ever since Han, Luke, and Chewbacca triumphantly strode through crowds of Rebel soldiers to mark their roles in the Death Star’s destruction, Star Wars fans have jokingly wondered why the poor Wookiee was left out. Well the final issue of Marvel’s Chewbacca miniseries has an answer, all these years later.
As one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars universe, there is no shortage of Chewbacca figures to be found. But Chewbacca figures that include his luxurious coat of Wookiee fur? Thinkway Toys might be the first with its 17-inch tall Chewie figure that’s also completely animated.
Nobody’s letting Han Solo’s co-pilot win in the first issue of his new comic book series. Chewbacca attains victory all by his own furry self.
Martin Handford’s Where’s Waldo (or Where’s Wally if you were in the UK) were some of the most popular children’s books of the late ‘80s. Not surprisingly there have been countless knock-offs which are all worth ignoring, except now that Chewbacca the Wookiee has gone missing all over the Star Wars universe.
We’re still recovering from last week’s Star Wars Celebration 2015, and we’ve got another fun video for you: a tour of all the costumes, props, and vehicles. Keep your eyes peeled for a look at the new Imperial Stormtroopers, plus all kinds of amazing original props. (Is that ... a Wookiee dreadlock?)
Sure, to us, Chewie, Groot and Hodor might be communicating in nonsensical languages, but what if these characters could actually understand each other? Turns out, they'd head to Mos Eisley for a supportive get-together according to Brotherhood Workshop's latest Lego short.
Chewbacca is given a high art makeover in several paintings by artist Christine Parisi. And he is goddamn beautiful in every single one. Behold the hairy majesty.
King of the Internet's affections Benedict Cumberbatch solidified his rule by appearing on The Graham Norton Show recently and doing a damn fine Chewbacca impression. The best part? He does it in front of Harrison Ford, whose reaction to hearing his former co-pilot is, in a word, priceless.
If you have ever been forced to go to a costume party you didn't want to attend, let me tell you that this brilliant Conan O'Brien video will make you laugh. And then it will make you genuinely sad that it doesn't exist and you can't actually order this thing.
Accomplished pilot. Loyal friend. Iconic hairy dude. Chewbacca is all of these things, but in Japanese, he's more. He's an "average moron."
We all know actor Harrison Ford and Chewbacca had a serious falling-out at some point, as evidenced by a disturbing confrontation behind-the-scenes at Jimmy Kimmel Live. It's gotten worse.
What happens if you line up all of Chewbacca's dialogue from the first Star Wars movie on one oversized Post-It Note? We haven't vetted every roar and growl in Doug Savage's comic ode to our favorite Wookiee, but a Chewbacca-centered Star Wars is recipe for high (if unintelligible) comedy.
We're only ten days away from Dragon*Con 2012, so here's a particular amusing snapshot from Dragon*Con 2011 to get you jazzed. Photographer Ethan Trewhitt captured this curious scene of two Wookiees flanked by a bevy of Princess Organas. We'd be remiss if we didn't mention that there were actually nine Leias on deck…
Chewie, the script to a behind-the-scenes tale about Star Wars' Wookiee, was one of our favorite screenplays on the 2011 Black List — now it has a director! Kyle Newman of Fanboys has signed on to helm the odd story of Peter Mayhew, hospital worker turned Wookie smuggler. Via Mayhew's Twitter account:
Look at baby Chewbacca. So young, so innocent. He has yet to grip his first hydrospanner or be driven insane by the horrors of his first Life Day. I just want to scratch him under the chin, and hope my fingers come back still attached to my hand.
These aren't action figures depicting characters from the Turkish Star Wars (a.k.a. Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam or The Man Who Saved The World), but they're almost as great. Hailing from Turkey, these are Uzay action figures, an unabashed rip-off of Kenner's Star Wars line from the 1980s.
I'm not sure what compels amateur Geppettos to construct infantilized incarnations of say, Lord Voldemort, but hey, the world is a weird place. Right now, somebody is eagerly filling their entire Netflix queue with every episode of Home Improvement. It's happening, trust me.