The Brez is back, baby!
Anthony Breznican’s cover story for Solo: A Star Wars Story has begun its online coverage for EW.com this week. Today kicked off the coverage with 9 new images and some information that accompanies them.The article also confirms that Dryden Vos is a crime boss. We first reported on the character back in April of last year and asked if this Vos is in relation to or actually Quinlan Vos.
Alden Ehrenreich tells Breznican that Han Solo is still an idealist in this film which means he has a few notches to fall to become the cynic we know from past Star Wars entries into the series.
Ehrenreich tells EW:
He has certain dreams that he follows, and we watch how it affects him as those dreams meet new realities — realities that are harder and more challenging than he’d expected.”
Donald Glover confirms that classic old Star Wars card game Sabacc is going to make an appearance in the film. The game was first kicked off in the old West Ends RPG, complete with little cardboard cards. Star Wars Rebels also gave it a nice appearance and brought in the Idiot’s Array move to the screen. Glover tells EW:
Yeah, we are playing a game of sabacc,” Glover says. ” A lot of it, you know?”
They call Qi’ra played by Emilia Clarke a “castoff” like Solo. The article also articulates that she grows up with Solo, which makes sense we see her in the speeder with Han and one of his youngest moments in the film. She seems to become a success as the years goes by while Solo struggles just to float. However, appearances can be deceiving. Clarke tells EW:
If you’ve got a really glamorous lady in a really sordid environment, you kind of know the glamor is hiding a few rough roads.
The Conveyex is the double sided train that houses what Tobias Beckett and the crew he put together are trying to steal. Breznican translated the text on the train thinking it might give us a clue but the text read “Hitch Joint.” The news is pretty big though as it confirms the movie is essentially a great train robbery. Director Ron Howard tells EW:
Tobias Beckett really shapes Han more than anybody, as Han comes to believe that in a lawless time, he needs a moral code.”
Breznican’s piece also confirms that L33T (LEET in D00d Speak) is played by Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge (watch Fleabag if you haven’t). The article eludes to the fact that she’s essentially made up of the same parts as an Artoo unit but she’s not an astromech, she’s bipedal.
The article finally goes onto to confirm Mimban, the mud planet. The planet first appeared in Splinter of the Mind’s Eye.
Next up EW promises some words with the new Solo and how Harrison Ford contributed to Solo. Head over to EW to check out the entire article, full quotes, Breznican’s insights, and all the photos. If you enjoy the yearly Star Wars coverage, heck the bi-annual coverage this year, make sure to subscribe to EW and support the magazine.
We’ll continue to cover EW’s coverage of Solo: A Star Wars Story to let you know what’s going on.