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Now for a take a look at some uncommon suspects.
Obviously, any story about the origins of Han Solo need to be occupied with unpleasant characters from the stellar underworld.
With Solo: A Star Wars Story, out May 25, we have 3 treacherous figures– a minimum of– who submit his rogue’s gallery.
Tobias Beckett– played by Woody Harrelson
“Well, he really shapes Han really more than anybody, as Han comes to realize that in a lawless time he needs to try to come to terms with some kind of moral code,” states director Ron Howard.
Screenwriters Lawrence and Jon Kasdan both re-read Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island prior to diving into the script, aiming to develop a comparable mentor/apprentice relationship to the pirate Long John Silver and young Jim Hawkins.
In that story, Silver was a rascal who had actually been around wicked circles for a while, however with no terrific success to his name.
“He is a very tough criminal,” Lawrence Kasdan states of Beckett. “And, as you might think with Woody, who has enormous humanity, it’s not just that.”
Howard states Beckett is “such a charismatic character.” And he does have a soft area, picking not to end this wannabe smuggler to aims to ingratiate himself.
“Han sort of forces himself into Woody’s life,” Lawrence Kasdan states. “It starts a relationship that has enormous impact on what kind of person Han will be.”
Val– played by Thandie Newton
This character is a little bit more mystical. We do not have a great deal of info about her, other than that she brings a huge blaster that’s just a little more frightening that her grimace.
“She’s tied to Beckett, that’s how Han meets Val,” states Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “They’ve been partners a long time.”
Jon Kasdan calls Val “part of the criminal family that Han gets involved in.”
She’s not impressed with the Corellian pilot. “I will say at first glance, doesn’t necessarily have total faith in Han — as a lot of people he meets in his life tend to feel about him,” Jon Kasdan states. “She’s a little doubtful of this kid when she satisfies him. And her relationship with him enters, I believe, an … intriguing instructions.”
The filmmakers weren’t going any even more into exactly what that may indicate.
Dryden Vos– played by Paul Bettany
Here’s the effective criminal activity manager. The Godfather. The debonair and advanced thug.
We’ve seen the sleazy take on an organized crime chief with Jabba the Hutt, however Vos will offer us the good-looking variation of a figure who has actually discovered terrific success by breaking the guidelines– however isn’t really the kind to obtain his hands filthy.
“It’s a sort of combination of class and swagger and real danger which I think is a fun thing, and he absolutely inhabits it,” states Jon Kasdan. “He’s way deeper in the crime world than anyone else that we meet in the movie.”
While Tobias Beckett is immersed in the underworld, too, “they’re just in slightly different places,” Jon states. “Much like a film like Layer Cake where you see a Albert Finney kind of character who’s a little bit advanced.”
The stellar criminal activity world isn’t really a location where individuals worry themselves with titles. “There’s no hierarchy,” Jon Kasdan states. “There are some that are in power, and there’s some that are scrambling to stay alive.”
Vos is a familiar name to Star Wars diehards, because Quinlan Vos was a Jedi included on The Clone Wars animated series (and a background figure in The Phantom Menace) Sorry, Lucasfilm states the comparable last names are simply coincidence.
The makers of Solo would not verify other possible bad guys, however fans have actually been hypothesizing for a long time about the shadow in the back of that image Howard tweeted of him and Bettany when the star covered production.
Back corner, to the. The shape of exactly what appears like … a familiar helmet.
Or is that simply a technique of the eye?
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