We may all be eagerly awaiting the release of Episode VIII: The Last Jedi later this year, but we’re just as excited for 2018’s standalone Han Solo movie. Alden Ehrenreich will star as the iconic smuggler in his younger years, taking us all the way through his origin story. Thankfully, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story already provided us with a proof of concept for the Anthology series too. With Phil Lord and Chris Miller on board as directors, there’s a whole lot to hope for once Han Solo hits theaters. What exactly are we expecting to see though? We have some thoughts on that.
1. Chewbacca’s Wookiee life debt to Han
Han Solo and Chewbacca’s friendship is famous in Star Wars lore. It’s one of the most powerful partnerships in the galaxy, with the two forming a bond over decades of traveling together. It’s also no coincidence that they stayed attached at the hip for so long. Sometime back in Han’s younger years, he freed the Wookiee from Imperial enslavement on Kashyyyk. As a result, Chewie swore a Wookiee life debt to Solo, putting him at the smuggler’s side to protect and defend him for the rest of his days.
The thing is, even after Chuck Wendig’s Life Debt novel last year, we still don’t know the exact circumstances of how Han first came across Chewie, or what it was that even brought him to Kashyyyk in the first place. With his standalone Anthology movie, we have an opportunity to get some much-needed background into the early days of what would become a powerful partnership.