A legendary battle
Chewbacca is one of the important characters of the first Star Wars trilogy, the famous science fiction saga taking place a long time ago in a galaxy far away. He is of the wookie species and although he seems to express himself only through a series of grunts, it is in fact a language as rich or subtle as English. We meet him in the first trilogy when he and his partner Han Solo are hired as pilots by Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan to rescue Princess Leia, the rebel leader who has been taken prisoner by Darth Vader. He and Han Solo are more like smugglers who are willing to accept any mission in exchange for money. After helping to rescue the princess, they and Luke join the rebel alliance now based on the ice planet Hoth where they think they will be safe. But the respite is short-lived when the Empire attacks and everyone finds themselves fleeing in different directions. Chewbacca flees with Han Solo and Princess Leia and they end up at the home of a friend of Han’s.