In the latest Star Wars movie, “The Rise of Skywalker,” many fans were left wondering whether Chewbacca, the beloved Wookiee and longtime companion of Han Solo, had met his demise.
The scene in question takes place on a planet called Pasaana, where our heroes are searching for a crucial clue to help them find a wayfinder device that will lead them to the Sith planet of Exegol. While attempting to escape from stormtroopers, Chewie is captured by the First Order and loaded onto a transport ship.
Shortly after, we see two different ships leaving the planet – one containing Rey, Finn, Poe, and Chewie’s droid friend BB-8, and another containing Kylo Ren. As Rey attempts to use her Force powers to stop Kylo’s ship from leaving, we see an intense struggle between the two Force users. In this moment of desperation, Rey accidentally unleashes a powerful lightning bolt that destroys the transport ship carrying Chewbacca.
After this shocking moment, the other characters are understandably devastated. Rey in particular is wracked with guilt over what she believes is her role in Chewie’s death.
However, shortly after this scene we learn that all is not as it seems – in fact, there was another transport ship on the planet that our heroes did not know about. This was the ship that Chewie was actually loaded onto – meaning that he was not on board the ship that was destroyed by Rey’s lightning.
So Did Chewie Die?
The answer is no – Chewbacca did not die in “The Rise of Skywalker.” While it certainly looked like he had met his end for a brief period of time, it soon became clear that he had actually survived. This reveal came as a huge relief to many fans who were distraught at the idea of losing such an iconic and beloved character.
In conclusion, while Chewbacca was in a perilous situation in “The Rise of Skywalker,” he ultimately survived. This is just one example of the many twists and turns that fans have come to expect from the Star Wars franchise.
Regardless of whether you’re a die-hard fan or a casual viewer, it’s clear that Chewie’s fate in this latest installment was a major talking point – and one that will likely be remembered for years to come.