Ron Howard, director of Solo: A Star Wars Story, has revealed a few details about Woody Harrelson’s character, Tobias Beckett, including his relationship with Han.
Solo: A Star Wars Story at last has a teaser trailer, and a TV spot for that matter, giving fans a great at look at the upcoming film. This week has also seen the release of official images, posters, and some interesting details regarding the film and its characters.
Thanks to a recent feature in Entertainment Weekly, we have learned more from Ron Howard about the new character Tobias Beckett, who can be seen in the trailer recruiting Han for some kind of mission.
”He’s a powerful criminal, but a free agent,” Howard explained. “Tobias Beckett really shapes Han more than anybody, as Han comes to believe that in a lawless time, he needs a moral code.”
That’s certainly an interesting statement. The fact Beckett “shapes” Han suggests a mentor/mentee relationship but the “free agent” element suggests that perhaps his allegiances aren’t entirely where you would expect.
To know for certain, we will just have to wait until May for the film’s much anticipated release.
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 L3-37, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Qi’Ra, Thandie Newton (Westworld) as Val, 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.