New Star Wars trailer! New Star Wars trailer! It’s so easy to get caught up in it — OLD HAN and STILL LOOKING YOUNG CHEWBACCA — it’s easy to forget how much positive press The Phantom Menace received, almost two decades ago.

But I will remain optimistic until December.

(Also, does it seem weird to anyone else that Chewbacca basically doesn’t age?)

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  1. It doesn’t seem odd if you factor in the relative lifespan of a Wookiee compared to a human. Wookieepedia (the Star Wars wiki) puts Chewbacca’s birth at 200BBY. Return of the Jedi took place in 4ABY. The Force Awakens takes place ‘roughly’ 30 years later. Chewbacca would be about 234 years old. If you use humans as a standard, we typically gray in our mid- to late-forties. Our average lifespan is 67 years. For a race that lives more than 400 years (let’s assume ‘more than’ means 400 is the average), unless Chewie is a Wookiee that will gray prematurely, he has several decades left before he starts to gray.

    People who this feels odd to are just not aware of the lifespan differences.

    That said, we also have no idea how they age. For example, they could be children for as short a time as humans, stay in their ‘prime’ until about a decade before they die, and then age rapidly for the final decade. They might not have the same life stages we do, even though they are clearly mammals like us. There’s a lot we don’t know about Wookiees, let alone all of the other species in the SWU. shrug

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