Sagwa the Wookiee reappeared in the galaxy far, far away in the latest issue of the Star Wars comic series. Hungarian actor Attila Vajda hopes there are plans to include the character in an upcoming live-action movie or series, and he wants to play the Wookiee again.
Sagwa is back!
The running Star Wars comic series occurs between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Our protagonists are trying to find Boba Fett hoping that they can finally save their carbonite-frozen friend, Han Solo. As Comicbook.com writes, in issue 13, we could see that during the search, the Rebel Alliance is assisted by a Wookiee called Sagwa. Here is what C–3PO says about Sagwa in the comic:
In the comic, we can also see Sagwa and Chewbacca greeting each other, as seen in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Then together with C-3PO, R2-D2 and Luke Skywalker, the Wookiees investigate a gladiatorial fight in which Boba Fett was allegedly involved. Eventually, it turns out that Sagwa, who works as a guard in the gladiator arena, has information about a warrior named Jango Fett.
Attila Vajda hopes to play Sagwa again
In any case, it seems from the issue that Sagwa may be able to help the Rebel Alliance later on for even longer. Sagwa might even show up on the further pages of the War of the Bounty Hunters crossover comic event, but of course, it’s possible that we’ll end up seeing Wookiee in live-action form eventually.
In connection with the above, we contacted Hungarian actor Attila Vajda, who played Sagwa in Solo: A Star Wars Story. (FYI: Anthony Daniels even mentioned him in his autobiography!) Here is what Vajda said to Ziro.hu:
“Although I haven’t heard anything official yet, if Lucasfilm were planning to start something with Sagwa in live-action in the future, I’d love to put on the Wookiee costume again! I really liked the character of the drawn-out Kessel spice miner slave. I feel that our natures and features are similar in many ways. Sagwa had an intense life like me and it would be interesting if I could discover more about Sagwa’s history.”
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