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There were so many sly references to Star Wars lore in Solo that even fans who kept a sharp eye and ear may have missed some.

Of course, casual fans probably wondered why three people in the theater laughed when Dryden Vos offered some guest a taste of “colo claw fish” — that’s one of the giant sea monsters that attacked Qui-Gonn Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s underwater ship in The Phantom Menace.

There are several massive throwbacks to previous films and stories — crimeboss Darth Maul was one, and a human cameo for C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels was another.

But Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan, the father-son duo who penned the movie, reached back pretty far to resurrect some of the the subtle people and places that Star Wars fans hold dear.

Splinter of the Mind’s Eye

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Mimban is the planet where Han Solo served his last tour as a Mudtrooper in the Imperial Army before meeting his lifelong Wookiee friend Chewbacca and hooking up with Tobias Beckett’s outlaw crew.

It’s a swamp world, with an atmosphere of thunderstorms and perpetual murk and mist.

It’s also one of the oldest in the canon, since it was the setting of the first Star Wars novel: 1978’s Splinter of the Mind’s Eye by Allan Dean Foster. Set two years after the events of the original Star Wars, it featured Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia becoming shipwrecked on the drenched planet while Darth Vader arrived to search for a Force relic known as the Kaiburr crystal.

Although it’s no longer canon, the Splinter of the Mind’s Eye has been reissued under the “Star Wars Legends” banner.

Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu

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“The Calrissian Chronicles: Chapter Five,” Lando says, recording his memoirs aboard the Millennium Falcon while Han, L3-37 and the crew stage their heist in the Kessel mine.

This turns out to be a nod to the 1983 novels of L. Neil Smith, documenting the singular adventures of Lando Calrissian before the events of The Empire Strikes Back, when he still had possession of the Millennium Falcon.

Although the text young Land is dictating in the new film isn’t from a specific book, he does reference the alien treasure hunt from the first novel in the series.

“Personally I wasn’t all that impressed with the Sharu. No sense of humor— or style,” he says. “Nonetheless, there L3 and I were, deep in their sacred temple. And that’s when we saw it —”

We don’t get to hear any more of the tale because L3’s droid revolt interrupts his writing time, but the trilogy of novels is still in print as The Lando Calrissian Adventures.

Masters of Teräs Käsi

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Even at the time, this Mortal Kombat-style fighting game was a bit awkward, but its legacy has transcended the PlayStation of 1997 to find a place in Solo.

After Qi’ra uses the martial arts technique to dispatche the Pyke overlord in the Kessel mine, she earns a “Whoa,” from L3.

“I have never seen anyone do that,” the droid remarks. “What was that?”

“Teräs Käsi,” Qi’ra answers. “Dryden taught me.”

This form of hand-to-hand combat was also practiced by Darth Maul in his lightsaber duels and was one of the techniques employed by the Praetorian Guard in The Last Jedi, according toPablo Hidalgo’s The Visual Dictionary for that film.

Aurra Sing

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“You’re Tobias Beckett,” Lando says, with genuine wonder in his eyes. “You killed Aurra Sing.”

“Pushed her. I’m pretty sure the fall killed her,” Beckett replies.

“You did the galaxy a favor that day. Me especially,” Lando says. “I owed her a lot of money. And as a token of my gratitude I’m willing to do this [job] for 40 percent.”

Aurra Sing was a bounty hunter, glimpsed briefly watching the pod race in The Phantom Menace, who turned into a major character on The Clone Wars (pictured above), where she was voiced by Jaime King.

She was the bounty hunter who took over training Boba Fett after the death of his father, Jango, and joined the younger Fett’s mission of revenge against Jedi master Mace Windu.

We never saw Sing’s ending on the show, which means she could likely turn up in the planned Boba Fett movie — and it sounds like Beckett could, too.

The offhand mention of her end could signal a new beginning.

The Battle of Felucia

If you could turn a packet of Skittles into a rain forest, it would look a little like the jungle world of Felucia. The blue Twi’lek Jedi Aayla Secura was killed here by the Clones in Revenge of the Sith, and it was a cool, colorful war zone in the video game Battlefront 2.

This was also the site of an important battle in The Clone Wars, with the clone army, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Ahsoka Tano facing down the Separatist droids for control of this lush world’s important position on the trade routes.

In Solo, the planet gets a brief mention by Lando when he sees Qi’ra and assumes he’s in trouble with Dryden Vos. “Dryden said all was forgiven after I did the whole Felucia thing for him,” Lando says.

There’s certainly a lot more to that story.

Lando’s Gondar Tusk Helmet

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This was probably easiest to spot. When Beckett emerged from the Falcon disguised for the Kessel run heist, he’s wearing in the gondar tusk helmet that Lando previously (or, in the future) uses to infiltrate Jabba’s palace in that earlier film.

No other mention is made of its provenance or history. It must just be an item that Lando keeps around his ship. And understandably — it’s damn stylish.

There are certainly other Easter eggs in Solo: A Star Wars Story. List your favorite shout-out and references in the comments.

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