It’s easy to forget that the Han Solo movie (opens in new tab) also includes everyone’s favourite fuzzball, Chewbacca. It looks like we might even be getting a look at Chewie’s private life, as a shot from director Ron Howard seems to show off the love of the Wookiee’s life. D’aww.
Ron Howard tweeted out an image showing new Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo checking out a scene from the movie. If we go all ‘computer, enhance!’ – as the fine folks at SWNN (opens in new tab) did – then it’s clear that Chewie is getting all cuddly with another Wookiee at the very far right of the frame.
#Chewie checking the shot. #UntitledHanSoloMovie pic.twitter.com/Ia3ZT5Bv5h17 July 2017
So, who is it? If you scan the pages of, ugh, Wookieepedia then you’ll soon come across a character by the name of Malla (opens in new tab) who, in the new Star Wars canon, is actually Chewbacca’s wife. I always had Chewie down as a family man so it’ll be a welcome break from the Wookiee being at Han’s side to have a brief moment of marital bliss…
…except (I might be putting two and two together and getting five billion here) but I really hope there’s a non-tragic reason why Malla isn’t mentioned at all in the Original Trilogy. We can’t have them killing off Chewie’s amour and Lando and Han having a big bromance break-off in the same movie. That’d be a killer.