Three Planets Possibly Confirmed For 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

As fans wait impatiently to catch a single glimpse of the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, AMC [...]

As fans wait impatiently to catch a single glimpse of the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, AMC Theatres has possibly confirmed some of the locations that will appear in the film, solidifying many rumors. According to the theater chain, audiences can expect to visit Corellia, Kessel and Mimban. Making matters more interesting is that the post has since been deleted, possibly due to the site revealing information it wasn't supposed to.

With Corellia being Han's home planet and director Ron Howard teasing Kessel on social media, these locations are all but guaranteed. AMC did attempt to hypothesize how these locations will factor into Han Solo's backstory.

"It's unclear how much of Solo will be set in Corellia, but certainly that's where Han's story will begin," the site read. "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."

Another rumor surrounding Corellia is that the Empire would draft pod racers into their ranks to pilot TIE ships, possibly explaining how Solo gets mixed up with the Empire in the first place. The connection between Han Solo and the Empire might be how Mimban factors into the plot.

"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."

In the original Star Wars, Solo boasted about making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, with the upcoming film potentially showing this accomplishment.

"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 posited. "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 film will surely incorporate more locations than the three listed above, but these environments could shape the film's act breaks.

Solo: A Star Wars Story lands in theaters May 25.

[H/T Star Wars News Net]