How Solo: A Star Wars Story works the dialogues with Chewbacca?

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Chewbacca is one of the most beloved characters in the immense Star Wars franchise and will play an important role in Solo: A Star Wars Story, which is due to open in theaters next month. The smuggler’s companion and co-pilot, he provides comic relief to the scenes due to his vocabulary limited to only moaning and howling, but which Han and Rey seem to be able to understand with certain skill.

Thinking about it, writers Lawrence Kasdan and Jonathan Kasdan tried to really write the character lines in the script. Jonathan Kasdan explains:

“In this script, we wrote all of Chewie’s lines. We wanted Alden, who was playing Han, to know what was being said to him. So he would know what to play, regardless of what he interpreted from the groan.”

Fans, however, do not master this language, and Star Wars has never captioned the characters’ dialogues, just as it is normally done with other alien languages. Thus, we will continue without knowing your lines for a long time, unless Disney and Lucasfilm decide to publish the text of the script.

The relationship between Solo and Chewie can be seen in a similar way in the work of James Gunn, writer and director of the Guardians of the Galaxy films, with his character Groot, whose vocabulary is limited to just three words, but the characters, especially Rocket Raccoon , manage to understand it. Vin Diesel even had an exclusive script with the Groot lines in English, to facilitate his reactions and intonation during the performance.

Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25. Watch the trailer below:

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