‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ has just released several new images, giving fans more details about Paul Bettany’s villain, the highly-publicized Vandor heist, and what the “clean” Millennium Falcon looks like without people.
Empire Magazine released the exclusive first looks, and according to the magazine, Vos is “being touted as ‘Solo’s’ main villain, a facially-scarred ‘big-shot’ criminal overlord who recruits a crew of reprobates for a heist.” Originally set to be portrayed by Michael K. Williams as a half-lion alien, the character was reimagined as a non-CGI character when director Ron Howard came aboard ‘Solo’ to finish production after original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired.
Fans have already read a lot into the new image, with some theorizing that the Mandalorian armor behind Vos is actually Boba Fett. We now know that Boba Fett is not going to appear in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ so scratch that theory.
Much ado has been made of the high-octane train heist on Vandor. It will apparently be the big action set piece of ‘Solo,’ but it may be a different kind of action scene than ‘Star Wars’ fans are used to. ‘Solo’ co-writer Jonathan Kasdan told Empire:
“Part of the challenge is to come up with new, inventive kinds of action we haven’t seen in ‘Star Wars.’ We often referenced Heat and Thief as high-end criminals doing serious jobs that involve guns and big hijackings.”
Though Heat and Thief certainly didn’t have its heroes dangling precariously from a speeding train thousands of feet from the ground, things don’t look great for ‘Han Solo’ (Alden Ehrenreich), but no matter, we know he pulls through.
One thing that doesn’t pull through is the Millennium Falcon. It’s still amazing to see the iconic spacecraft in such mint condition, though don’t expect it to stay that way for long. Jedi News shared the first look at the “clean” Millennium Falcon without anyone sitting in the cockpit.
New promotional material has also been released for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story.’ Among this is a series of trading cards from Topps that show a great look at new characters like Val (Thandie Newton), Qi’Ra (Emilia Clarke), and the mysterious Enfys Nest.
The cards also give a closer look at all of the major players that will team up with Han Solo and Chewbacca for their upcoming heist.
Check out all the images and cards below! ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ opens on May 25, 2018.