Chewbacca will play a big part in Han Solo origin movie

The iconic Star Wars duo will be buddied up for the standalone 2018 Disney flick

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Get your best Wookiee impressions ready because Disney has confirmed Chewbacca will be in the Han Solo spin-off story. 

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It had been highly speculated, especially with original star Peter Mayhew teasing that new info was coming on his Twitter page. Whether he’s involved remains to be seen, but it was Disney’s chief Bob Iger who confirmed the news:

“We have others in the works [alongside Rogue One], including one, which is an origin story about Han Solo and Chewie,” The Wrap reports. “And that’ll come after ‘Star Wars 8’ in 2018. And then there’ll be possibly be more thereafter.”

The film will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller and it’s understood they’re still seeking their leading man. Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort and Dave Franco are among those rumoured to step into the earlier version of Harrison Ford’s role.

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It’ll certainly be exciting to finally find out how the iconic duo came to be a team. Was it best friends at first roar..?