Star Wars: Chewbacca Actor Joonas Suotamo Wants Jason Momoa to Join the Wookiee Family

Joonas Suotamo is the gift that keeps on giving! The Finnish actor is known to Star Wars fans as Chewbacca, a role that he took over from Peter Mayhew once the late actor retired after playing the role on last time in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Suotamo has been gracing the Internet with lots of Star Wars treasures from an explanation on how to say "Baby Yoda" like a Wookiee to his hilarious "failed audition" to play Obi-Wan Kenobi. Most recently, the actor shared a video of himself with a huge star we all know and love: Aquaman's Jason Momoa. The clip shows the two men testing out their best Chewie voices, and Suotamo is making it clear that he wants Momoa to join the Wookiee family.

“A throwback to hanging out with Jason Momoa and practicing our #Chewbacca roars. Jason is already known for playing Aquaman, Khal Drago, and Ronon Dex, but with his natural roaring skills he's welcome to join my Wookiee family any time! #ChewiesFriends,” Suotamo wrote.

Here's what some people had to say in the comments:

“Jason has probably never felt that short,” @MovieTrash1 pointed out.

“Put Jason Momoa in Solo 2!! #MakeSolo2Happen,” @TheRealImmyKid suggested.

“Ronon Dex reverence? Best Tweet I've seen all day,” @BOWENARROW523 added.

Currently, The Rise of Skywalker is up on Rotten Tomatoes with the second-worst critics score for a live-action Star Wars movie, earning a surprising 53%. However, the film is fairing better with moviegoers and currently has an 86% audience score.'s own Patrick Cavanaugh called the movie “a mixed bag of delights and frustrations that largely succeeds” and gave it a 4 out of 5 rating.


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars a returning Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Maire Tran, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, and Greg Grunberg. New cast members include Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, and Dominic Monaghan, and the returning veteran actors are Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Ian McDiarmid as the Emperor. According to director J.J. Abrams, Leia is featured in the film using unreleased footage of Carrie Fisher from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing in theaters everywhere.

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