|Comes a wookiee! Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca on a planet that could be Kessel.|
Capably and brilliantly taking over the mantle of wookiee-dom from the now retired Peter Mayhew, Joonas Suotamo will be showing us all-new facets to the legendary pilot/technician Chewbacca when Solo: A Star Wars Story comes to cinemas in May, 2018. We'll witness the origin of Chewie's friendship with Han Solo in unexpected ways, linked to an adventure on the brutal spice mines of Kessel, and their teaming up effectively on a surely spectacular heist on the planet Vandor. Plus much more, as their unique kinsmanship builds towards events seen by the time of EPISODE IV.
|On to new adventures with the new Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich).|
|Saying goodbye to an old life and family?|
Joonas interview: http://www.starwars.com/news/meet-the-wookiee
|Watching the playback footage.|
|October 19th, 2017. Joonas celebrates the end of filming with co-star Woody Harrelson. Image: Joonas Suotamo/Instagram.|
|Even Wookiees like bow ties, as Solo gets its European premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.|