Bob Iger Confirms Chewbacca for the New Han Solo Movie.

bob-iger11During the Deutsche Bank 2016 Media, Internet & Telecom Conference held on Tuesday, Disney’s chief Bob Iger revealed the expected news that Chewbacca will appear in Phil Lord’s and Chris Miller’s stand-alone movie based on Han Solo…


From TheWrap:

Due in 2018, the film will explore Han and Chewy’s origin story. Disney chief Bob Iger talked “Star Wars” during his time at the conference, confirming that Chewbacca would appear in the new Han Solo standalone movie being directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

“We have others in the works, including one, which is an origin story about Han Solo and Chewy,” he continued. “And that’ll come after ‘Star Wars 8’ in 2018. And then there’ll be possibly be more thereafter.”

He also briefly spoke about the upcoming release of Rogue One, again confirming the main plot of the movie and that it takes place right before the events in A New Hope.

Another interesting thing he said, was that the stand alone movies will be marketed differently from the regular episodes, but “aggressively”.


This announcement makes you wonder if Iger unintentionally just spoiled Peter Mayhew’s special announcement, teased by the actor a few weeks ago.



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48 thoughts on “Bob Iger Confirms Chewbacca for the New Han Solo Movie.

  • March 9, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Chewie’s not the problem, Han is. But again, if they manage to do everything so good that the fact that Han looks different isn’t that hurting, I’m okay for it. But they have to make it the best star wars movie ever

    • March 9, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      “But they have to make it the best star wars movie ever”


      • March 9, 2016 at 3:48 pm

        I’d say that should be the aim of every Star Wars movie.

        • March 9, 2016 at 3:49 pm

          Attack of the Clones fell pretty short of the mark didn’t it.

          • March 9, 2016 at 4:17 pm

            It did, but even I can find joy in the prequels. The Darth Maul character was cool however underused. It was a pretty good though overly flashy lightsaber battle. AotC was okay with the Jedi and Clone battle. RotS was the best prequel in my opinion, though not on par with the originals.

            Still though, it should be the goal to make the best movie possible, if enough time and money is spent. As they say, anything worth doing is worth doing well, and that should be the end goal. Bash the prequels, but understand that many people worked very hard on them, though they did miss the mark.

          • March 9, 2016 at 5:06 pm

            Yeah I know. I am being a bit harsh. If I want to watch a really bad film I watch AvP2.

          • March 9, 2016 at 5:10 pm

            Or AVP1…I loved the logic. The room/pyramid was changing every 10 minutes they figured out because they used the metric system??? How does that work?

          • March 9, 2016 at 5:34 pm

            I’m a huge fan of films and can be a very tolerant viewer. I seem to enjoy films that a lot of people deride, hell, I even enjoyed Battlefield Earth… kind of. How such terrible films such as AvP2 get made is beyond me.

          • March 9, 2016 at 6:44 pm

            It’s obvious: Somebody came up with that great scene in the maternity ward and realized it was too good an idea to let slip away. They, unfortunately, didn’t bother to come up with anything good leading up to or following that scene.

          • March 9, 2016 at 4:27 pm

            I did say that it should be the “aim” to be the best, and there are many who feel that they fell short of the mark. Although like any art form good/bad/indifferent feelings towards the finished thing are purely subjective.

            They are not as good as the OT (in my opinion), but like Darth Necris I can enjoy them.

      • March 9, 2016 at 8:38 pm

        to balance out the absence of Harrison Ford

    • March 9, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      it doesn’t have to be the best star wars movie, it has to be a good and fun movie that rapresent well the character of Hano Solo, that’s enough for me

      • March 9, 2016 at 8:40 pm

        yeah, but average star wars fans will hate it if it is just an ok star wars film, because Han Solo isn’t played by harrison Ford and probably whoever plays the character won’t be similar enpugh in appearance.

  • March 9, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    What’s important is the story and Han’s character — looks are secondary.
    In fact, perhaps the best tell here would be if they had Harrison Ford give the script a read. If it’s good enough for Ford, then that’s half the issue solved right there. Then again, having Ford be their script green-lighter would probably be rather taxing, seeing as Ford is only just now getting clear of this stuff.

    • March 9, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      I’m there with you. Though I have issues with a Han Solo recast, I know it is not possible for him to play himself minus 40 or so years. I had the same problem with The Hobbit and Bilbo (yes, I’m one of the few who liked the Hobbit movies) but at the end if it, I suspended my disbelief and got over it. I’m sure I can do the same with the Han Solo movie, especially since it’s a NEW STAR WARS MOVIE! 🙂 The new actor that played Chewbacca did quite well in TFA. I’m sure it will be great.

      • March 10, 2016 at 5:33 am

        IDK, Bilbo had the advantage that he’s SUPPOSED to be an insufferable brat, so having Martin Freeman take the role, while more annoying than Ian Holm, was not entirely inappropriate to the character.

        Chewie is harder, because he has to be likable, and that charisma has to show through the suit. Hopefully the new guy will BE Chewie instead just a guy in a suit.

    • March 9, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      He said KOTCS was worth the 19 year wait too. His opinion doesn’t mean much especially since all evidence points to him doing TFA for the insane payday he got when he was only in a 1/3 of the film.

      • March 10, 2016 at 3:17 am

        I liked most of KOTCS. If you take out a few little things like Mutt swinging on the vines, I thought it was a pretty decent movie overall.

        • March 10, 2016 at 1:04 pm

          They straight up lied on the lack of CG, That thing was as touched up as any of the PT films though I am curious to see what a Lucas free Indy film would be like.

          • March 10, 2016 at 6:27 pm

            TFA was the opposite of grandiose

          • March 11, 2016 at 11:49 am

            A lot of the jungle was CG as were the temples not to mention just about every animal seen onscreen.

          • March 12, 2016 at 10:17 am

            They did have one crappy alien that was bad as any if not worse than anything in the PT though.

          • March 12, 2016 at 10:15 pm

            Which one?

          • March 13, 2016 at 4:31 pm

            The Close Encounters knock off one at the end.

          • March 13, 2016 at 5:54 pm

            Didn’t see that one.

          • March 14, 2016 at 11:41 am

            Same skeletal structure. Speilburg hasn’t gotten gone full Lucas but his association with him has rubbed off in the 21st century.

    • March 9, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      I doubt he gives a shit to be honest.

    • March 9, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      Oh. And don’t forget friggin’ LANDO. I’m serial here, people!

      • March 10, 2016 at 6:26 pm

        Lando better be in this Han Solo movie or I might not watch it

        • March 10, 2016 at 8:18 pm

          Be honest with your self….You’ll watch it no matter what.

          • March 10, 2016 at 8:53 pm

            well I might not watch it in the theater then. it would be the first Star Wars movie I didn’t see in the cinema.

          • March 10, 2016 at 9:04 pm

            Okay, fair enough, l’am not to enthusiastic about this movie either.

          • March 10, 2016 at 9:14 pm

            it’s the first time I’ve ever felt a movie set in the Galaxy Far Far Away was a really bad idea.

  • March 9, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Can anything stop this from happening at this point? Just a movie that really doesn’t need to be made.

    • March 9, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      I don’t think so.

      • March 9, 2016 at 5:39 pm

        I’m not too sure of this Blade Runner sequel either.

        • March 10, 2016 at 1:07 am


  • March 9, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    This was a given, but it’s nice to have it confirmed.

    That being said…isn’t it a little odd that a grown male Wookie who’s aged a couple hundred years want to hang out with a young Cornelian boy? I mean, we got a name for that here, and it ain’t pretty. 😉

    • March 9, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      Not sure he ever really wanted to, Was kind of pressured into it by his culture.

  • March 9, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    At least him being played by a younger actor will make sense now. I find it more interesting that the spinoffs will be marketed differently though.

  • March 10, 2016 at 1:10 am

    “And then there’ll be POSSIBLY be more thereafter.”
    Right…maybe there won’t be. Maybe DIsney will just say: “You know what…that’s enough Star Wars for while. Let’s give it a rest for now.”

    • March 10, 2016 at 1:12 am

      Lol man hilarious joke.

  • March 10, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    confirming Chewbacca will be part of the Han Solo movie is like confirming Alfred will be in a Batman movie

  • March 10, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Not a big surprise lol

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