Earlier this week, AMC Theaters posted some detailed information about a few of the locations we will see in Solo: A Star Wars Story, in particular the three main planets that will be featured in the film. Now this AMC Theatres listing has since been pulled, which to me hints that the information that was scraped from it is indeed legit. I’m guessing someone at AMC thought it was well overdue to share some insights into Solo, so they took one for Star Wars Nation and pushed the “post” button a few days sooner than Disney would have liked.
Luckily, Star Wars News Net managed to grab the information before it was pulled, so we still have some details about the planets to be featured in Solo. They are: Corellia, Mimban, and Kessel.
AMC described Corellia as the film’s starting point:
It’s unclear how much of Solo will be set in Corellia, but certainly that’s where Han’s story will begin. There are strong rumors that the film will begin with Han as a pod-racer who catches the Empire’s eye and is drafted. Naturally, the life of an Imperial is unlikely to suit everyone’s favorite scoundrel.
If you know your Star Wars lore, this description, or guess I might add, sounds fairly similar to the legends tales about Han’s past. He’s always been tied to this planet, and he has been portrayed as someone who did indeed join the Imperial Academy.
AMC also described Mimban’s use in the film:
LEGO playsets for Solo have revealed the “Mimban Stormtroopers,” Stormtroopers wearing armor designed for the planet’s inhospitable swamp-and-jungle terrain. Clearly Solo will be heading to Mimban, although it’s unclear what role the planet will play in the film. It’s possible Han will actually be stationed there during his time with the Empire; it’s also possible that he’ll visit Mimban after leaving the Empire, given that the world had a thriving black market – ideal for a neophyte smuggler.
Finally, AMC also had some ideas on how Kessel will fit into the story:
It’s likely that Kessel will be an important world in Solo. After all, when Han left the Empire, he ultimately becomes a spice smuggler working for Jabba the Hutt. That shady career path will almost certainly take him to Kessel.
Meanwhile, it’s likely the film will feature the famous Kessel run. The most intriguing possibility, though, is that Kessel could be the world where Han meets Chewbacca. As the Original Trilogy made clear, Chewie has a “life debt” to the wandering smuggler. Fans have always believed that’s because Han rescued him from slavery; given Kessel has Wookiee slaves, it’s certainly possible Chewie was a slave on Kessel.
I too agree that this could be where Han runs into Chewie, although, I think it would happen earlier in the film, and possibly while Han is still an Imperial, so it could be on Mimban or Corellia where these two first meet.
Hopefully we will get a trailer in the next few days, possibly Monday based on some new leaks from a GMA ticket site. Stay tuned for more Solo details as they become available.
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Via [Star Wars News Net]