With the release of new long awaited Solo: A Star Wars Story teaser trailer on Monday, EW decides to show us their new cover featuring Alden Ehrenreich as Han himself and his trusted Wookie partner Chewbacca.
The issue also features a slew of new images from the set featuring stars Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson), Qui’ra (Emilia Clarke) and the new droid L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge).
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy gave us a hint of what to expect from the younger Han:
“He might be a little more immature, he may be a little less experienced, and he may hone his cynicism over time, but he’s very wary. He needs to gain the respect of the people he interacts with, even if they’re the lowest of the low.”
We also find out that Thandie Newton will be playing a character named Val, which shoots down all rumors that she’s playing Han’s Ex-wife Sana Solo.
The issue also confirms who Paul Bettany will be playing in the film, he’s Dryden Vos, a crime boss. Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote the movie with his son Jon Kasdan, revealed that this movie will largely explore the special relationship between Han and Chewie.
“To me, this is a love story between Han and Chewie. Their relationship has always been my favorite part of the saga, and the fact that only Han understands what Chewie is saying, I find a very funny possibility for comedy. Wookiees have so many positive qualities. But what they don’t do is make it easy for you to get in.”
Alden Eidenreich went on to say
“I think the main thing that’s different is that the Han we meet in this film is more of an idealist,” says Ehrenreich. “He has certain dreams that he follows, and we watch how it affects him as those dreams meet new realities — realities that are harder and more challenging than he’d expected.”
Lando himself, Donald Glover went on to reveal that Lando and Han play a lot of hands of Saabacc.
Emilia Clarke than warned that her character “has a couple of guises, but essentially she is just fighting to stay alive. If you’ve got a really glamorous lady in a really sordid environment, you kind of know the glamour is hiding a few rough roads.”
It was also revealed that the caper will start with Han and Chewie running a heist on a double-sided train known as “the Conveyex.”
When asked about the new closed nosed Falcon and its appearance, Ron Howard says:
“I wonder what that could be? You’ll have to see. The Falcon is a character in the movie, without a doubt. That machine is a defining factor in Han’s future. Every aspect of this movie moves, shifts, and transforms in very interesting and yet plausible ways.”
We then learned that Woody Harrelson is playing a mentor to Han called Tobias Beckett.
There’s also a new droid by the name L3-37.
To check out more of the article and the images, check out the latest issue hitting news stands this week.