So far, Marvel has given us a standalone Princess Leia mini series, a Star Wars Rebels tie-in miniseries, and a Darth Vader standalone comic. Who would be the most obvious choice for the leading character in their next Star Wars related comic series? Why, Chewbacca of course! Written by Gerry Duggan and with art by Phil Noto, Chewie’s story will take place on a strange planet, set right after Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. We’ll see him take up with some new allies, and possibly run into some familiar faces?
Duggan dished with MTV News on what we should (and shouldn’t) expect from our hairy hero. They’re “going to let Chewie be Chewie and not try and change anything that’s on the internal [dialogue], the caption boxes or anything like that.”
Chewie is on a very important mission when we first meet him, and you’ll be able to tell that right away without hearing him speak. … He’s obviously been marooned on this planet at least temporarily, with a loaner ship that he got from the rebellion. And their roadside service is not great, so he’s got a little bit of work to do there to get the ship back up and running. This planet is at a crossroads. There are forces there that want — like the Empire — to strip it of its resources. And obviously [there] would be some people that would be very opposed to that, and Chewie throws in with, with the good guys. He’s gonna set aside his mission for the greater good of this planet, and this new friend.
Duggan’s interview in its entirety can be found on MTV’s website.
With the impending return of Star Wars with The Force Awakens, many more characters and their stories are sure to be coming out of the woodwork. This one stands out for sure, largely because of the language barrier readers will face; similar to that of Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy in his comic run. Doubtless, Marvel will make sure we can fully understand what our furry friend is thinking.
Marvel has set the first issue of Chewbacca’s Star Wars comic book series to hit stores in October 2015.