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Alden Ehrenreich Teases Han Solo Spinoff, Younger Chewbacca

Details about the Han Solo standalone movie are being guarded more closely than the Death Star plans.

Variety caught up with the future young Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich, at the “Rules Don’t Apply” premiere and grilled him about the “Star Wars” spin-off.

The actor joked about how much Han Solo origin story he was allowed to discuss.

“I’m allowed to say that I’m really excited about Donald Glover’s casting” he shared, in reference to the news last week that the “Atlanta” star would be playing a young Lando Calrissian in the much-anticipated untitled origin story due in 2018.

“I think he’s going to be great in the role because he’s such a talented and interesting guy. And I can say that Chewbacca’s in the film, although I know that’s not a huge spoiler.”

So will fans see a younger Chewbacca? A shorter Chewbacca?

“He’s as much younger as I am in the film,” he joked. “So, I think he’s like 190 — or something — years old. I don’t think there’s a huge growth spurt for him from 190 to 210, so he’s probably about the same height.”

It’s unclear if Solo’s sidekick will be played once again by Peter Mayhew, who portrayed the Wookie warrior in Star Wars Episode III-VII.

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The yet-untitled Han Solo spin-off has a scheduled release date of May 25, 2018.

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