If your favourite Wookiee from all of Star Wars is Chewbacca then you’re in for a treat as I have rounded up the top twenty most wook-tastic facts for your entertainment.

  1. Chewbacca was known as “Chewie” by his friends.
  2. He was a Wookiee from Kashyyyk.
  3. Chewbacca is male.
  4. Mallatobuck (Also known as Malla) was the wife of Chewbacca.
  5. Chewie and Malla had a son called Lumpawaroo.
  6. In 25ABY (After the Battle of Yavin), Chewbacca died at the age of 225, in Sernpidal.
  7. Chewbacca was Han Solo’s co-pilot for the Millennium Falcon – Han Solo’s ship.
  8. The creation of Chewbacca was inspired by George Lucas, when he saw his dog sitting up on the passenger seat of his car.
  9. Chewbacca was played by Peter Mayhew, who is 7’3″ tall. He was chosen to play Chewie because of his height.
  10. The sound effects for Chewbacca’s voice were created from a mix of recordings of walruses, lions, camels, bears, rabbits, tigers and badgers!
  11. Chewbacca first appears in Episode IV: A New Hope.
  12. In Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Chewbacca fights in the Clone Wars when his planet, Kashyyyk, is invaded.
  13. He helped Jedi Master Yoda get to safety during the assault on his planet.
  14. Chewbacca’s traditional weapon of choice is the Bowcaster.
  15. Although not mentioned in the films, Chewbacca has retractable claws used for climbing. It is seen as dishonourable to use them in combat.
  16. Chewbacca was a skilled mechanic.
  17. Chewbacca spoke Shyriiwook, which is the main Wookiee language.
  18. He can understand basic English, but can’t speak any.
  19. Chewie has blue eyes.
  20. Chewbacca’s funeral took place on Kashyyyk.