Star Wars fans chose Han Solo and Chewbacca as their favorite best friends in the Star Wars universe over Disney’s new sequel characters by a wide margin.
The fans expressed their opinion on a Twitter poll conducted by the official Star Wars account on Twitter.
Out of 44,728 votes, Han Solo and Chewbacca received 64% of the votes. That’s 28,625 votes. In second place, Star Wars fans picked R2-D2 and C-3PO. They had 28% of the votes. That’s 12,523 votes. The other two options, both from Disney’s new Star Wars films, were way behind. BB-8 and Poe Dameron only received 5% of the votes. That’s only 2,236 votes. Finally, Rey and Finn only received 4% of the votes. That’s only 1,789 votes.
In honor of #InternationalDayofFriendship, who gets your vote for favorite best friends from a galaxy far, far away?
— Star Wars (@starwars) July 30, 2019
A number of fans including JosiahRises were quick to point out that the original Star Wars characters easily trounced the new Disney versions.
Surprise, surprise. Original trilogy characters by a landslide.
— IndyNcognito (Redd Fourman) (@AfterLastJedi) July 31, 2019
Original Trilogy 👍
Sequel Trilogy 👎
— ⚡T E V E N – The (Fandom Menace) Illustrator (@StevenWayneArt) July 31, 2019
One fans even suggested Rey and Finn be replaced by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. While others expressed they were voting for Anakin and Obi-wan.
Rey and Fin should be replaced by Anakin and Obi-wan
— Prison Mike (@PrisonMike30) July 30, 2019
— Breon ✨ (@breonk24) July 30, 2019
Where’s Anakin And Obi-Wan
— Alex (@Alex_Sheasley) July 30, 2019
There were also a number of other suggestions including Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe from Rogue One, Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex from The Clone Wars animated series, and K2-SO and Cassian Andor.
I believe that should be obvious. pic.twitter.com/4mNhG2VFuQ
— Baze Malbus (@BrazenBaze) July 30, 2019
Yeah, no, I want this friendship below. pic.twitter.com/wWQhjXd0jM
— Bea Caicoya (@BeaCaicoya) July 30, 2019
Pretty sure these two are above Rey & Finn and BB-8 & Poe…. pic.twitter.com/zOy9FDsKaf
— Liam (@liamdug6) July 30, 2019
I’m personally surprised there weren’t more people suggesting Luke and Han Solo or even Han Solo and Lando Calrissian. What’s a friendship without a little bit of a betrayal and then a massive reconciliation and redemption?
Who is your favorite Star Wars best friends?