After a brief spot during the Super Bowl yesterday, the full teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story was released this morning.
There’s actually not a ton in here plot-wise that we hadn’t already more or less guessed at (although there are a ton of really gorgeous visuals). Yesterday’s spot confirmed that Han would spend at least a bit of time in an Imperial academy, and we already knew that the bulk of the story would be built around a heist of some kind.
What we do have though are some great looks at the rogues’ gallery that’ll be pulling this crime off.
Possible spoilers follow.
The Heist Crew
This character has been confirmed to be Beckett (played by Woody Harrelson). He’ll be the leader of the heist, and something of a mentor figure to Han.
This is Donald Glover absolutely killing it as Lando Calrissian.
A set of posters released this morning revealed Emilia Clarke’s character to be named Qi’ra. Previous reports had pegged her as “Kira,” close but not quite.
This is Thandie Newton’s currently unnamed character. Some fans are hopeful that she’ll turn out to be Sana Starros, a character introduced in the comics that was kind of, sort of married to Han at one point. More likely though, she’s playing a new character. We’ve heard that her name might be Val or Quay Tolsite, although neither of these are confirmed.
I have no idea who this little fellow is, but its aesthetic is reminding me a bit of Bistan from Rogue One.
Finally, this is the droid character that we’ve been hearing is voiced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. There’s apparently some kind of puppetry-based character named Mother Proxima (that might just be a code name though) in the film, so this could be her. I’ve also heard the droid name “DD-BD” being passed around as well. Edit: A couple sites are reporting that her name might be “L3-37.” This is still unconfirmed though.
And of course, we have Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.
The Dice Are Back
As a quick, final note, Han’s dice are back yet again. You can see them hanging from the speeder he’s driving at the beginning of the teaser.
The dice first appeared in the original Star Wars, before returning for a small, but poignant moment in The Last Jedi. In the Force Awakens: Visual Dictionary, we learned that dice like these are used in a game called Corellian Spike, a variant on the typically card-based game of sabacc. Apparently, this game is how Han won the Millennium Falcon from Lando (in the original EU, it was in a high-stakes sabacc tournament).
Solo: A Star Wars Story is still scheduled for a May 25 release date.