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Solo: A Star Wars Story

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  • Director: Ron Howard
  • Screenplay: Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan
  • Soundtrack: John Powell
  • Producer: Kathleen Kennedy
  • Release date: 05/25/2018
  • MPAA rating: This Film Is Not Yet Rated
  • BBFC rating: Not yet rated

Solo: A Star Wars Story is the second of the Star Wars anthology films.

The film follows a Han Solo as he leaves Corellia to become the best pilot in the galaxy, and finds a mentor in the form of Tobias Beckett. Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca are also heavily involved.

The film was due to be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, but the pair left the project due to creative differences during production and were replaced by Ron Howard.

 

Official Synopsis

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Cast

  • Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo
  • Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett
  • Emilia Clarke as Qi'ra
  • Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian
  • Thandie Newton as Val
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37
  • Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca
     

Trivia

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story is heavily influenced by the former expanded universe.
  • Qi'ra gives Han the gold dice that we see in A New Hope and The Last Jedi.
  • Qi'ra mentions that she knows Teräs Käsi, a hand-to-hand combat form best known from 1997's PlayStation game Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi.
  • Lando comments that Tobias Becket killed Aurra Sing, to whom Lando was heavily in debt. Sing was seen watching the podrace in The Phantom Menace, but her career as a bounty hunter was fleshed out in the comics.
  • Val wonders why they didn't hire Bossk, who was part of the bounty hunter lineup in The Empire Strikes Back.
  • The planets of Scarif, which was the location of the battle at the end of Rogue One, and Felucia, a jungle planet briefly seen in Revenge of the Sith, are mentioned.
  • The creature inside the Akkadese Maelstrom which surround Kessel is called a summa-verminoth.
  • In the expanded universe The Maw was a group of black holes that made navigation difficult near Kessel. In Solo it appears as a gravity well that has a similar effect.
  • Also in the expanded universe, The Maw was home to an Imperial facility where Grand Moff Tarkin built a prototype Death Star, amongst other superweapons.
  • At one point Lando can be heard dictating his (supposed) exploits, the tale we hear him spin is from Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu, a 1983 novel by L Neil Smith.

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