"The apeman of the northwest woods?"
Biography[edit | edit source]
Chewbacca was a friend of Han Solo and copilot of the Millennium Falcon. On what became their final flight together, they accidentally traveled to Earth in the 1800s and crash landed. Solo was killed by American Indians, but Chewbacca roamed the forest, and was named "Sasquatch" by the natives.
Legends of Sasquatch were passed down by American Indians, and the "apeman" came to also be known as Bigfoot.
In 1937, archaeologist Indiana Jones ended up in Washington on his return trip from China and met "Congo" Kate Crawford, a big game hunter looking to snare a Bigfoot after a recent spate of sightings.
However, those sightings ultimately turned out to be a hoax perpetuated by the local sheriff, Hyatt, who was using the Bigfoot legend to cover his murders and secret meetings with the Japanese. Crawford believed she had been saved from falling over a cliff by Bigfoot while in actuality it was Jones and his whip. He decided to keep Crawford ignorant of that fact as she had decided to call off her hunt for Bigfoot in a show of gratitude to the creature she believed was her rescuer.
After May 1939, when Indiana Jones and his companion Short Round searched for Sasquatch, they found Han Solo's remains, which looked 'somehow familiar.' Jones decided that their discovery was best left to the great unknown as Chewbacca kept watch from a distance.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Chewbacca is a character from George Lucas's Star Wars franchise. Writer W. Haden Blackman had Star Wars crossover with the Indiana Jones franchise in Into the Great Unknown which established that Chewbacca was Sasquatch.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (As 'Chewbacca')
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (As 'Chewbacca')
- Star Wars: Yoda Stories (As 'Chewbacca')
- Into the Great Unknown (As 'Chewbacca')
- LEGO Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick (As 'Chewbacca')
- George Lucas' Super Live Adventure (First appearance) (As 'Chewbacca')