Han Solo and Chewbacca are some of the most known duos in movie history, and now they’ll have a chance to be the same on the pages of the comic book.
As StarWars.com reported, Marvel is set to release Han Solo & Chewbacca, a comic book series written by the Arrowwriter Marc Guggenheim and illustrated by David Messina. The comic will follow the adventures of Han and Chewbacca before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. So, chronologically, it’s set in the Star Wars timeline somewhere between Solo: A Star Wars Story and A New Hope. Hand and Chewie will team up with Greedo to pull off the heist for one and only – Jabba the Hutt.
“It’s interesting because the cornerstone of Han’s character is that he wants to be a jerk, a selfless criminal, but has this idealistic streak that always gets in his way. He aspires to cynicism, but deep down, he’s a hopeless romantic at heart. Now, you might think that that inner conflict didn’t present itself until the end of Episode IV, when Han returns to help Luke destroy the Death Star, but it’s already on full display at the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which, of course, predates Episode IV. So one of the things I’ve been playing with is the tension between the “hopeless romantic” Han reveals himself to be at the end of Solo and the hard-bitten cynic we meet in Episode IV. To be very reductive about it, I’ve searched for opportunities to force Han to choose between his lesser and greater angels.” — Marc Guggenheim for StarWars.com
Marc Guggenheim is a television and comic book writer best known for the TV show Arrow. He also worked on Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Law & Order, CSI: Miami, etc. Last year it was announced that he’s developing the script for Jackpot, a superhero movie set in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe. Illustrator David Messina is best known for his work on comic books Star Trek: Countdown and Star Trek: Nero.
Han Solo & Chewbacca comic book series will launch in March 2022.