Han Solo, portrayed by Harrison Ford in film, is a character in the Star Wars universe. In the film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977), Han Solo and his Wookiee co-pilot, Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), become involved in the Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire. Over the course of the Star Wars franchise, Solo becomes a chief figure in the Alliance and succeeding galactic governments. Star Wars creator George Lucas described Solo as "a loner who realizes the importance of being part of a group and helping for the common good". Han remains one of cinema's most revered movie characters. Han appears in Jedi Negotiator, Han Solo and Gretel, DVR2D2 and The Adventures of TaunTaun.