[#MayThe4th] Joonas Suotamo Posts Roar for Change and Wookie Bootcamp Videos

Chewbacca is one of the most famous co-pilots in the galaxy; I think we can all agree with that, right? The extremely tall (and talkative) Wookie warrior is a mainstay of the Star Wars franchise, his looming presence something we’ve come to expect in the galactic conflict films.

Two Chewbaccas: Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo

Actor Joonas Suotamo has taken over playing Chewie from long-time performer Peter Mayhew, first appearing as a double for the Wookie in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and taking over the role in The Last Jedi and the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Suotamo posted on his Twitter yesterday this year’s challenge to raise funds for Star Wars: Force for Change.  The #RoarForChange idea is if you post, share, or like something with that hashtag between May 4th and May 25th, Star Wars: Force for Change will donate 1$ to UNICEF (up to $1 million).

This is pretty awesome, and hopefully you’ll join in in the fundraiser.

The OTHER thing Joonas posted is a short video which he calls “Wookie Bootcamp”, featuring a “rare encounter between original Chewbacca and myself,” which you can see below.

We’re definitely looking forward to seeing the first meeting between Chewbacca and Han Solo when Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25th, 2018.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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