STAR WARS: 10 things about Chewbacca you probably didn't know

Chewbacca is a key character in the Star Wars saga and a special presence. His origins are more or less known. He came from the planet Kashyyyk and he was saved from slavery by Han Solo. Ever since they became best friends forever and had each other's back. While you might be distracted thinking if Luke Skywalker's going to appear in The Force Awakens, or who's Anakin Skywalker's father, you might neglect Chewie. There are things about him you probably have never heard about.

Check our list and find new, interesting facts about Chewie!

10. The story behind Chewbacca


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Chewbacca is a hero of Star Wars and his most heroic characteristic is loyalty. No wonder as the inspiration to create him came from George Lucas' best furry friend, an Alaskan malamute.

I don't know how many of you heard about the story behind Chewie's creation, or how many of you saw the image of a dog in him, but his origins reside in man's best friend. No wonder, right? However, his name is a derivation from the Russian word “Sobaka” (собака), meaning... “dog.”

George Lucas confessed that his dog would be his copilot in the car, and he was the inspiration for the name of Indiana Jones too.  "He was the prototype for the Wookiee. He always sat beside me in the car. He was big, a big bear of a dog."