Chewbacca (/tʃuːˈbɑːkə/), nicknamed “Chewie”, is a fictional character in the Star Wars is an American epic space-opera media franchise created by George Lucas, which began with the eponymous 1977 film and quickly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon. The franchise has been expanded into various films and... franchise. He is a Wookiee, a tall, hirsute, bipedal, intelligent species originating from the fictional planet of Kashyyyk. Chewbacca is the loyal friend and first mate of Han Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas. The character first appeared in the 1977 film Star Wars portrayed by Harrison Ford, who reprised his role in The Empire..., and serves as co-pilot on Solo’s spaceship, the The Millennium Falcon is a fictional starship in the Star Wars franchise. Designed by Joe Johnston for the movie Star Wars (1977), she has subsequently appeared in The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978), The Empire Strikes...; together they help the Rebel Alliance defeat the Galactic Empire and restore freedom to the galaxy.
In the original trilogy, Chewbacca is portrayed by Peter Mayhew (Mayhew shares the role with his body double, Joonas Suotamo, in Star Wars: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (also known as Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens) is a 2015 American epic space opera film produced, co-written and directed by J. J. Abrams. It is the first...). Suotamo took over the role alone in Star Wars: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi) is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is the second installment of... and reprised the role in Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (also known as Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker) is a 2019 American epic space opera film produced, co-written, and directed by J. J. Abrams. It is.... The character has also appeared in numerous non-canonical works within the ”Expanded Universe,” consisting of television series, books, comics, and video games.