Star Wars likes to deliver the goods come Christmas. The Force Awakens dispensed with the traditional May time release date and instead arrive in theaters in time for the holidays last year, and this year, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been gifted to us all. Next year, Star Wars Episode VIII will arrive, too. Not only are there the films, but the range of holiday-themed Star Wars gifts seems never ending, too, from tree ornaments to festive Stormtrooper sweaters, there really is a holiday gift out there for anyone....provided they're a Star Wars fan, that is.
To celebrate the season of festive joy, How it Should Have Ended has released a video of one of the best-loved Star Wars characters, Chewbacca, singing "Silent Night". Okay, so it's the Wookiee version, so the lyrics might not be entirely recognizable, but the tune is all there. The clip comprises several clips from across the Star Wars movies, and it's great. Take a look, above.
It seems as though Leia, Luke and most certainly Han Solo, might not appreciate Chewie's musical offering, with Han's exasperated "This is ridiculous" seemingly directed right at the poor Wookiee. Really, though, it's pretty upsetting to realize that in most of the scenes shown, Chewbacca is sharing the screen with Han Solo....and that won't happen again in the Skywalker saga (the dynamic duo will be together in the young Han Solo anthology). Poor Chewie. What will become of him now?
We only have a year to wait until we find out, but for now, we can get our Star Wars fix in the form of Rogue One, which is currently playing in theaters to favorable reviews from critics and a warm reception from fans. While its takings might not be in the same realm as The Force Awakens' massive $247.9 million opening weekend, it has still pulled an extremely respectable $155 domestically in its opening weekend, and $290 million, globally. This puts Rogue One second in the list of Star Wars opening weekend box office takings; not bad at all for a movie that doesn't form part of the Skywalker saga.
The movie might have been plagued by re-shoots and have come with the added worry of whether fans would take to all these new characters, but Rogue One has already proven to be a success for Disney, and a valuable addition to the Star Wars franchise. Chewie isn't in it, though, which is just as well, since it gives him more time to sing Christmas Carols. Happy Holidays from Chewie!
Source: How it Should Have Ended
- Star Wars: Rogue One / Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) release date: Dec 16, 2016
- Star Wars 8/Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) release date: Dec 15, 2017
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) release date: May 25, 2018