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Old 05-26-05, 11:45 PM
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Hans Solo as a Kid living amongst the Wookies, yay or nay ?

Was very close to being included, wonder if it was filmed

Anyway i would have loved to have seen it, would have been cool
Old 05-27-05, 12:17 AM
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Thank God they didn't. Han doesn't meet Chewy till he rescues him from the Wookie slave trade.
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Nay. I'm not opposed to the idea, but I don't like all these OT characters showing up in the PT. The prequels should have been used to expand the SW universe, not constrict it.

I'm actually disappointed Lucas didn't include another major character or two in the prequels. Other than Padme (who takes a back seat for most of EpIII) there weren't any major characters in all three movies that weren't from the OT. The film could have used someone like Han from the OT, an outsider with comic relief. I think perhaps Jar Jar was intended to fill that role, but thank God he was dropped.
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I am glad they did not include it. We don't need to see every OT character younger and/or as a child. Should we see Bossk or Wicket as youngsters? Of course not. I even think Chewbacca wasn't necessary. I think Han would have been a little too much. Seeing young Tarkin though was such a plus!
Old 05-27-05, 12:33 AM
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Put me in the nay column also. What would a 10 year old Han be doing? I love Chewy, but I thought that was a little unnecessary too.
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not just nay but FUCK NO!!!!!!!!!!
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No. it's already known. Han saves chewie from slavery. simple as that.
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So what if he saves Chewie when he's older? He could still have lived on Kashyyk and not have met him. Do you know everyone on this planet?
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The "Han saves Chewy from slavery" thing isn't canon. It's never mentioned in any of the films.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
The "Han saves Chewy from slavery" thing isn't canon. It's never mentioned in any of the films.
That's cause it takes place in the 20 year gap between 3 and 4.

from http://www.starwars.com/databank/cha...cca/index.html

An immense, fur covered warrior of great strength and loyalty, Chewbacca the Wookiee was a well known figure in both the underworld and in the Rebel Alliance. Born on Kashyyyk over two centuries before the Battle of Yavin, Chewbacca was a wise, sophisticated being with exceptional skills in starship piloting and repair. For their brutish strength and technological savvy, Wookiees were enslaved by the Empire for use as labor. For a time, Chewbacca was a slave, toiling away for the betterment of the Empire until an impudent Imperial cadet named Han Solo freed him.
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The Han Solo books by A.C. Crispin go into his childhood & actually cross-reference the Brian Daley books. They are a good read unless you are a canon-ite. I'm glad he was not included in the film.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
The "Han saves Chewy from slavery" thing isn't canon. It's never mentioned in any of the films.
But isn't the life debt thing at least mentioned? I could have sworn it was.

The wookies in ROTS were cool to see, but it was a pretty pointless scene. Han being there would have made it worse.
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But isn't the life debt thing at least mentioned? I could have sworn it was.
I don't think it is in any of the original three. I don't remember any reason at all given as to why Chewy & Han are together.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
But isn't the life debt thing at least mentioned?
Nope. We know that Han and Chewie are buddies, and that's it.
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Chewie does introduce Han and Obi-Wan, though. Obi may have known him from back in the pre-imperial days, since Yoda obviously did.
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Originally Posted by Class316
That's cause it takes place in the 20 year gap between 3 and 4.

from http://www.starwars.com/databank/cha...cca/index.html
and notice, that's in the movies section of chewie's entry, not the EU section
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Originally Posted by Groucho
The "Han saves Chewy from slavery" thing isn't canon. It's never mentioned in any of the films.
I wonder if it isn't in one of the novelizations. For example, the lightsaber duel near an active volcano between Kenobi and Vader was mentioned in the novelization of Star Wars, including the severe lava damage as the reason Vader was forced to wear the life-support suit.
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Was very close to being included
It wasn't ever truly considered. Just a wacky idea Lucas had, and then thought better of it. Or someone finally spoke up and told George it was a stupid idea.
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It would have been cool if he was in a really small cameo (not with the wookies) in a crowd scene or some thing without it being too obvious. A "Holy Crap I think that was Han on that street corner" type thing.
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Originally Posted by cactusoly
It would have been cool if he was in a really small cameo (not with the wookies) in a crowd scene or some thing without it being too obvious. A "Holy Crap I think that was Han on that street corner" type thing.
Yep, just like seeing John McClane in Pearl Harbor.
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I really wish my idea of the Wookiees being defeated and taken away in binders as slaves had come to fruition... Not only would it have laid the ground work for Han saving Chewie, but it also would have made sense why Chewie goes ape shit when Luke tries to put the binders on him in EP IV. Missed opportunity in my mind.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
The "Han saves Chewy from slavery" thing isn't canon. It's never mentioned in any of the films.

No but it is on the Star Wars website in the movies section..not the EU!:

For their brutish strength and technological savvy, Wookiees were enslaved by the Empire for use as labor. For a time, Chewbacca was a slave, toiling away for the betterment of the Empire until an impudent Imperial cadet named Han Solo freed him.

Drummed out of the military, Solo had few options but to return to the fringe lifestyle he knew so well. Chewbacca swore loyalty to Han, and became his partner in crime. The two of them became a well-known smuggling duo. When they came into ownership of the freighter Millennium Falcon, their exploits became legendary.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Yep, just like seeing John McClane in Pearl Harbor.

Is that made up or serious?
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Originally Posted by squaresoft7
Is that made up or serious?
serious.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
serious.

As in main char. from die hard? Can someone please elaborate, (which scene etc.)

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