Fresh from the news that he has signed on to write and produce a live-action Star Wars TV series, the name of Jon Favreau’s character in Solo: A Star Wars Story has been revealed.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is now under three months away and excited fans are busy trying to figure out as much as they can about all the characters teased to us in the film’s teaser trailer.
A number of new faces will be involved in the action, along with the familiar characters of Han, Lando, and Chewie. One such figure is the role voiced by Jon Favreau – a CGI member of the Falcon’s crew.
Up until this point, the character’s name was unknown, but now, thanks to the packaging of new Funko POP! Vinyl figures, the characters’ name has been revealed.
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238 Han Solo
240 Lando Calrissian
242 Tobias Beckett
244 Rio Durant (name reveal)
246 Range Trooper
247 Enfys Nest (name confirmation of @yak_face info)
248 Mudtrooper pic.twitter.com/nv9o1cSjXR
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As you can see above, Favreau’s multi-armed creature is known as Rio Durant and this reveal also comes with further confirmation that the presumed villain of Solo (the individual with the funky mask) is named Enfys Nest.
A 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 (Gameof 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) and Jon Favreau (Spider-Man: Homecoming) in as-yet-unrevealed roles. It is set for release on May 25th 2018.