The Solo book lineup is here, and it’s extensive. All the usual suspects are here: Novels from Del Rey and Disney Lucasfilm Press, comics from Marvel and IDW, the standard non-fiction… And a whole lot of kids stuff, because Star Wars. It’s all over at Entertainment Weekly, but here are my highlights.
Today from Entertainment Weekly’s Solo coverage, an interview with Donald Glover on Lando Calrissian, meeting with Billy Dee Williams, being a snappy dresser, and working with puppeteers.
For more about Glover himself, Atlanta, and his own history with Star Wars and Lando, check out Esquire’s cover story.
→ The train-thing is called The Conveyex, and Han (with Chewie!) is indeed trying to steal something from it.
→ We still don’t have a last name for Qi-ra (Emilia Clarke) but she has known Han “longer than anyone.”
→ The droid L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) is Lando’s sidekick. Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) and Val (Thandie Newton) are “career crooks,” while Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany) is a crime boss.
→ So much for my theory that the clean Millennium Falcon is a flashback scene – There’s a picture of Han on it with Beckett and Chewie.
→ Mimban confirmed, and it is… Muddy.
Coming up: Interviews with Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover and Clarke, more details about the Falcon.
It’s here! (Again.)
Also released were a series of character posters, which confirm the name of Emilia Clarke’s character as “Qi’ra.”
As predicted, a Solo commercial graced the screens of Super Bowl watchers, and the full trailer will drop on Good Morning America Monday morning.
Head over to Entertainment Weekly for some analysis from Anthony Breznican, who will have some actual reveals for us next week, or below for some (mostly) official stills, including two that aren’t from the trailer.
Donald Glover was at the Television Critics Association for his show Atlanta, and naturally that means Solo questions. He talked about something Ron Howard shot with him as Lando Calrissian, discussed the director drama, and confirmed that capes are in play. (Surprise! Or not.)
A promo image for Solo has emerged from the wilds of the internet, giving us our (presumed) first non-fuzzy look at Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo, Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian, whoever Emilia Clarke is playing and the Millennium Falcon’s new/old paint job. Lucasfilm has asked at least one site to take it down, so chances are it’s legit, though a Lucasfilm rep told /Film that they didn’t create it.
Word on the street is we can expect official promotion for the film to start soon.
Although the casinos of Canto Bight might seem like the perfect place to find Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian, director Rian Johnson confirms that the character won’t appear in The Last Jedi.
“No, and I don’t want fans to get their hopes up. He’s not in the film and it was never really something that came up. I mean, I loved that character. It would have been fun to see him, but it’s just not something that ever really had a place in the story.”
Director Ron Howard tweeted that the “wildly impressive” Donald Glover, who’s playing Lando Calrissian, has wrapped on the Han Solo film.
Check out a few more of Howard’s recent tweets and Instagrams under the cut
Ron Howard shares another somewhat revealing shot from the Han Solo film – this time with an image of Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian on his monitor.