EW is jumping on the Solo: A Star Wars Story promotional bandwagon today with the release of its cover story featuring the film. In addition to some plot notes, the online version of the magazine also released a few brand new images from the film, none of which have been featured in the trailers.
The first article to be released does provide a few more insights into what the film’s plot will be about, which is being described as, “a Western crossed with a film noir, freighted with offbeat humor and set in the criminal underbelly of a galaxy being torn apart.” The article also featured a quote from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, describes Solo as “a heist, gunslinger type movie.” Kennedy also described Han’s state of mind in the film, which led to some more insights into the train scene that was featured in the trailers. Apparently that train is called The Conveyex, and Han is tasked with stealing something, or someone from it, to prove himself, because as Kennedy went on to say, “He might be a little more immature, he may be a little less experienced, and he may hone his cynicism over time, but he’s very wary,” she says. “He needs to gain the respect of the people he interacts with, even if they’re the lowest of the low.” It seems as if Han will be embarking on this heist early on to prove himself, probably to Beckett, who is played by Woody Harrelson.
The article went on to talk about the various people Han will meet, which also provided some insights into the plot and how Han will interact with these characters. We will obviously get Han meeting Chewie, but the article also describes that Han will have a thing for Emilia Clarke’s Qi’Ra, and that he will merely cross paths with Lando. Han will also run into Harrelson’s Beckett, Newton’s Val, and Paul Bettany’s Dryden Vos, who is described as a crime boss.
In addition to the write up, EW also released a batch of new photos from the film, which you can check out below. EW will feature more Solo action as the week plays out, so stay tuned for more details.
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