No spoilers! But these new shots from 'Solo' give us broader insight into the 'Star Wars' standalone
The femme fatale
Han grows up on the mean streets of the galaxy with one friend, a fellow cast-off, Qi’ra, played by Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke, who becomes this galactic noir’s mystery woman.
“She has a couple of guises, but essentially she is just fighting to stay alive,” Clarke says. In other words, don’t be fooled by her character’s elegant facade. “If you’ve got a really glamorous lady in a really sordid environment, you kind of know the glamor is hiding a few rough roads,” Clarke adds.
Trouble ahead, trouble behind…
Wrong way on a one-way track. Han Solo and Chewbacca are taking part in a heist, but Lucasfilm isn’t ready to reveal just what they’re stealing. It’s aboard this double-sided train, however, a machine known as “the Conveyex.”
Thinking there may be some clue to its contents, EW translated the Aurebesh writing below them. No luck. It spells: “Hitch Joint.”
Woody Harrelson plays a criminal who’s hoping to up his status with a big score by organizing a daring heist. For a guy who didn’t grow up with a father, Tobias Beckett becomes a mentor to Solo. Here you see the trio seated at the table where Chewie would later play Luke Skywalker in a game of Dejarik chess.
”He’s a powerful criminal, but a free agent,” says director Ron Howard. “Tobias Beckett really shapes Han more than anybody, as Han comes to believe that in a lawless time, he needs a moral code.”
And yes, the Falcon sure looks neat and tidy, doesn’t it? It’s got a different appearance on the outside, too.
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