Reimagining one of the most iconic ships in all of pop culture is something of a daunting task, but that's what James Clyne, the design supervisor for Solo: A Star Wars Story, and his team had to do.
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Did everyone do their homework? Did you see Solo: A Star Wars Story over the long weekend? (Obviously, not everyone did.) Either way, we have some lingering questions about the movie and how it affects the Star Wars universe. We have some educated guesses, but there are two dozen answers we'd very much like to get.
Thanks to Donald Glover, fans have already had a chance to tour Lando's Millennium Falcon from Solo: A Star Wars Story. We know about the bar, the cape room, and the very comfy bed. However, a new behind-the-scenes video reveals some of the mementos Lando has on board - and they are as fascinating, if not more so, than anything else we've seen so far.
Last week we started an adventure of, well, reading L. Neil Smith's The Lando Adventures, a trilogy of '80s novels that imagine the life of Lando before he became the Baron of Cloud City. While Mindharp of Sharu ended up being a weird, fanciful escapade, its follow-up, Flamewind of Oseon, is weird for much less enjoyable reasons.
Back in 1983, when all we knew of Lando Calrissian was The Empire Strikes Back, L. Neil Smith wrote a trio of novels that fleshed out the life of the smooth-talking Baron of Cloud City and took place before we met him in the movies. It was a rare chance to get insight into a time when Lando owned the Falcon - something we'll get a lot more of when Solo: A Star Wars Story lands in a few weeks -- but they were also some of the weirdest Star Wars novels around.
For fans, the fact that Solo: A Star Wars Story is going to show the legendary moment where Han Solo wins the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian is kind of mind-blowing. It's one of those things we've always imagined, but now we get to see it. But if you can't just wait another month to know what happens, you're in luck. Disney screened the scene at CinemaCon 2018 in Las Vegas and here's how it goes down.
Daniel José Older's new Star Wars novel, Last Shot, was bundled up with the recent wave of Solo: A Star Wars Story-themed book announcements. But while there are parts of it that deal with the early lives of Han and Lando, it's at its best when it's set decades after the upcoming movie, as the two come to terms with leaving their past - and their youth - behind.
She might not look like much when we see her in A New Hope, but the junky, tattered exterior of the Millennium Falcon was always meant to be a hint at a long life for the freighter. So, seeing it shiny and with a fresh coat of paint in Solo: A Star Wars Story should be what it looks like in its prime, right? Actually, no.
Star Wars fans everywhere let out a collective whoop when Disney announced Donald Glover would be playing a younger version of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo film. His outsize charm and sly wit makes him a seemingly perfect fit for the galaxy's boldest gambler. But if you want to take your excitement about Glover becoming a space hustler to the next level, you need to listen to his recent retro-funk album.
One of the most significant events between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens is the birth of Han and Leia's son Ben. In this exclusive excerpt from Empire's End, the final instalment in Chuck Wendig's Star Wars: Aftermath trilogy, it turns out Lando's been a bit too busy to pay much attention to his old friends or their babies.
Last week the internet was overjoyed to hear that Donald Glover would be in the Han Solo anthology movie as the young Lando Calrissian. But in-between the celebrations, Glover's own mother had one warning for her son and his new Star Wars role: Don't mess it up.