STAR WARS, (aka STAR WARS: EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE), Chewbacca, Harrison Ford, 1977He looks great for his age! Yes, a "younger" Chewbacca will indeed bro out with Han Solo in the upcoming standalone movie, although "young" with Chewie is relative.

Alden Ehrenreich is playing Han Solo in the 2018 Star Wars movie, and he talked to Variety about Chewbacca, when revealing the very few things he was authorized to say at this point:

"I'm allowed to say that I'm really excited about Donald Glover's casting [as young Lando Calrissian]. I think he's going to be great in the role because he's such a talented and interesting guy. And I can say that Chewbacca's in the film, although I know that's not a huge spoiler."

Variety asked if Chewie would be younger, like Han and Lando, and possibly show that by being shorter or whatnot. "He's as much younger as I am in the film," the actor joked. "So, I think he's like 190 — or something — years old. I don't think there's a huge growth spurt for him from 190 to 210, so he's probably about the same height."

(He didn't seem to age much from "Return of the Jedi" to "The Force Awakens," unlike Han, so there's probably no need for changes in the Han Solo movie.)Chewbacca's Star Wars bio shows that he was born 180 years before the Clone Wars -- which were fought by Jedi Generals Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker. Our boy is seasoned. And we can't wait to see his meet-cute origin story with Han.

Variety said it's not clear yet if Chewbacca will again be played by Peter Mayhew, but it stands to reason the same guy who's played him the whole time should return.

The Han Solo standalone movie does not have an official title yet, but it does have a current release date of May 25th, 2018.

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