Chewbacca is easily one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars franchise. He's been around since the very beginning and has subsequently appeared in both the prequel and sequel trilogies. Chewy was also a big part of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Because he's so popular, Chewie has been written about in numerous novels that have now been relegated to the realm of Star Wars Legends. While none of it remains canon, his popularity has helped carry over into canon following Disney's acquisition of the franchise.
Chewbacca is featured in numerous comic books and other media that have been released since the House of Mouse took over the franchise. Because of this, there has been a great deal of information about everyone's favorite Wookiee. That means there's plenty of info about the most popular alien in Star Wars canon (that doesn't come from the much-loathed Star Wars Holiday Special). Still, Chewbacca's family exists in canon (with some changes). There is a ton of information about his home planet of Kashyyyk and some details about Chewie's life after the original trilogy.
Despite Star Wars being one of the most exciting and impressive franchises of all time, there's still a lot the general fan base doesn't know about Chewbacca. This list takes a look at the lore from as many sources as possible to uncover the things you didn't know about the most popular Wookiee in the galaxy.
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Chewie's Name Is Russian In Origin
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Chewbacca Has Sharp Retractable Claws... All Wookiees Do!Photo: Marvel Comics
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Following The Liberation Of His Homeworld, Chewie Retired For A Time
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Chewbacca Is Married And Has A ChildPhoto: Disney Lucasfilm Press
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Chewbacca Is Pretty Old In The Original Trilogy
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Prior To The Disney Purchase Of Lucasfilm, Chewbacca Was Killed In 1999Photo: Del Rey