Three planets have possibly been confirmed to appear in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
While fans are eagerly awaiting the first trailer for Solo, a film that arrives at cinemas in less than four months, many are looking for details about the much anticipated movie wherever they can find them.
Well, AMC Theatres seem to have let slip a few pieces of info about the anthology movie, posting on their site about three of the planets that will appear in the film. According to AMC, we will be seeing Corellia, Kessel, and Mimban.
The post has since been deleted, suggesting that this information should not have been presented to the public quite yet. The original post, however, theorised about how these locations will feature in the movie (via ComicBook.com).
“It’s unclear how much of Solo will be set in Corellia, but certainly that’s where Han’s story will begin,” the site stated. “There are strong rumors that the film will begin with Han as a pod-racer who catches the Empire’s eye and is drafted. Naturally, the life of an Imperial is unlikely to suit everyone’s favorite scoundrel.
“LEGO playsets for Solo have revealed the ‘Mimban Stormtroopers,’ Stormtroopers wearing armor designed for the planet’s inhospitable swamp-and-jungle terrain,” AMC explained. “Clearly Solo will be heading to Mimban, although it’s unclear what role the planet will play in the film. It’s possible Han will actually be stationed there during his time with the Empire; it’s also possible that he’ll visit Mimban after leaving the Empire, given that the world had a thriving black market – ideal for a neophyte smuggler.”
The Kessel run is a feat we all expect to see performed during the movie, so it comes as little surprise that the location will appear. Here is what AMC had to say:
“Meanwhile, it’s likely the film will feature the famous Kessel run. The most intriguing possibility, though, is that Kessel could be the world where Han meets Chewbacca,” AMC hypothesised. “As the original trilogy made clear, Chewie has a ‘life debt’ to the wandering smuggler. Fans have always believed that’s because Han rescued him from slavery; given Kessel has Wookiee slaves, it’s certainly possible Chewie was a slave on Kessel.”
The veracity of the post is unclear but these do seem like likely planet choices. What do you think? Will we see all three of these planets when Solo: A Star Wars Story lands?
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.
Solo: A Star Wars Story features Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the famous smuggler, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Tobias Beckett, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) as DD-BD, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Qi’Ra, Thandie Newton (Westworld) as Quay Tolsite, Ian Kenny (Sing Street) as Rebolt, Harley Durst (Wonder Woman) as Moloch, Tien Hoang (Now You See Me 2) as Moloch’s henchman and Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War) and Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi) in as-yet-unrevealed roles. It is set for release on May 25th 2018.