This post contains spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is catnip for longtime fans of the franchise. The Ron Howard-directed, Lawrence Kasdan-written origin story rolls through a long list of things to learn about Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), the vest-wearing Corellian smuggler who has been dominating pop culture for f40+ years. He won the Millenium Falcon in a bet? He made the Kessel Run in under 14 parsecs? He knows that a parsec is a measurement of distance and not time? All is finally revealed, whether you needed it or not.
Turns out Han Solo doesn't just understand the Wookiee language, Shyriiwook, he can speak (er, growl) it, too. Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) has a great meet-cute with the young Han Solo when our scrappy, thieving hero gets tossed into a pit by a pair of Imperial agents, to be fed to "the beast." It's shades of the Rancor under Jabba's Palace from Return of the Jedi, but the instant we see the quality of the monster's fur, we know these two are going to become best buds for life.