When audiences next see Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the legendary Wookie will be mourning the loss of his decades-long best friend, Han Solo.
Writer and director Rian Johnson told EW, “Chewie’s doing all right. It’s tough. It was obviously a big loss for him, but, you know, he’s Chewie. He’s resilient. He’s got broad Wookie shoulders, and he also has a new mission. He’s got Rey, and she’s someone that Han, to a certain extent, handed the keys to. So I think that helps."