It seems like a galaxy far, far away has gotten a little bit bigger with the reveal of a new alien species set to debut in the upcoming Han Solo anthology film. A first look at the alien came in a featurette for the “Han Solo” movie in support of Force for Change, Star War’s charity Omaze campaign.
In the video, “Star Wars” franchise veteran Warwick Davis takes viewers on a “spoiler-free” set visit, which involves the parking lot, vending machines, and an unflattering selfie. The fun begins when “Han Solo” directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller pop in. While Lord insists on showing the alien, Miller tries to keep it hidden.
The new alien resembles the Gran species, which appeared in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.” However, while Gran have three eyes, this alien has six. The Gran are from Malastare, which was also a site of a battle during the Clone Wars.
Among the prizes for the Omaze campaign are the opportunities to watch “Star Wars: A New Hope” at Skywalker Ranch, join the cast at the premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and a chance to appear in the upcoming Han Solo movie. The campaign, which supports UNICEF and Starlight Children’s Foundation, will end in 22 days.
The plot of the movie is currently unknown, but it will follow the adventures of a young Han Solo and Chewbacca in a space-western-style film.
Directed by “The Lego Movie” helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller from a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan and starring Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michael K. Williams and Woody Harrelson, the still-untitled Han Solo “Star Wars” anthology film is scheduled to hit theaters on May 25, 2018.