There's new character information for the Solo: A Star Wars Story, and we're seriously excited.
With its May 25 release looming closer, StarWars.com decided to take the opportunity to share some key character information about some of the new, and old, faces we'll be seeing in the upcoming Star Wars movie.
As if we weren't already excited about seeing Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) and Chewbacca on the big screen together, these character insights have us even more excited.
Check out the new character information below!
Han Solo – Times were tough under Imperial rule. Han, a street thief, worked for a notorious gang on Corellia, stealing goods and cutting deals on behalf of an ill-tempered crime boss.
Chewbacca – A mighty Wookiee nearly two centuries old, Chewbacca fell upon hard times during this age of the expanding Empire.
Lando Calrissian – Smooth and sophisticated, Captain Lando Calrissian stood ready to retire from the life of a smuggler and instead become a full-time gambler (or, “sportsman” as he called it), shuffling from card game to card game across the galaxy.
Tobias Beckett – Beckett is a survivor, always quietly working out angles to come out ahead. He's assembled a team of specialized scoundrels to carry out risky but profitable heists.
Val – A no-nonsense and occasionally prickly woman who is a crack shot with a blaster rifle, Val may be the most even-headed and capable member of Tobias Beckett's ragtag crew of scoundrels.
Qi'Ra – At 18 years of age, young Qi'ra is already enmmeshed in a life of crime, working for a gang on Corellia.
Rio Durant – Rio Durant has carried out dangerous operations alongside scoundrel Tobias Beckett for years. The good-natured Ardennian pilot is up for any challenge.
L3-37 – A “self-made droid” built from astromech and protocol parts, L3-37 is an enlightened navigator who cares deeply about droid rights.
We're pretty interested to see where these new (and old) characters take us in the upcoming Star Wars flick!
As previously reported, the plot teases first introductions, “daring escapades” and a journey that “sets the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.”
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.
It's the second in an anthology of stand alone Star Wars movies. The first movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was released in December of 2016. The Guardian reported back in September that a third movie is set for 2020.
Be sure to catch Solo: A Star Wars Story when it hits theaters May 25!
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