Lucasfilm kept details for the upcoming Han Solo movie under wraps, not even revealing the full title until a few months ago. But this last week, everything changed with the lifting of the veil.
Fans got to view two different trailers for Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Entertainment Weekly provided an info dump that's provided more plot details than we know what to do with at this point. But we also got some key teases at some historic moments in Star Wars history.
One of the few, brief scenes showing Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian could be taken from the iconic story exchanged between Han Solo and his frenemy in which ownership of the Millennium Falcon ceremoniously changes hands.
In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Han and his allies arrive on Cloud City and are greeted by Lando. When Han asks for help repairing the Millennium Falcon, Lando's eyes squint and he asks what Han did to his ship.
"Your ship? You lost her to me, fair and square," Han replies, referring to their now-infamous game of sabacc. The dice game was explained in other canon stories, when Lando and Han engaged in an intense gamble. Lando waged his Corellian freighter ship in the game and lost, and Han became the rightful owner of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.
Donald Glover, who plays the young Lando in the new film, teased that his quick scene in the second trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story could be from that game, but also revealed its when Han and Lando are attempting to get a feel for each other.
"Yeah, we are playing a game of sabacc. A lot of it, you know?" said Glover. "We are getting a taste of that. How good is Lando? How good is Han?"
In that brief scene, Glover shares the table with a the Star Wars puppeteering experts, who are handling a two-headed, multi-eyed, tentacled alien. It's an unseen creature in the Star Wars galaxy, and Glover admits he had a great time filming that scene.0comments
"And that character, I mean, I had a good time with that character," Glover said. "We improv'd a lot together actually. She doesn't speak English so it's a little hard, but I had a fun time with those [puppeteers], they are really good. Probably some really good outtakes on set."
Fans will get to learn if this is the history-making moment in the Star Wars franchise when Solo: A Star Wars Story premieres in theaters on May 25th.