New Solo: A Star Wars Story Details, Character Names Revealed

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On the heels of the first trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has revealed a little more about the film's story and characters.

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Speaking with Entertainment Weekly about the next Star Wars anthology release, Kennedy characterized it as "a heist, gunslinger type movie," which is very much in line with what was already known. However, she provided additional detail, calling out that roller coast-like train depicted in the first footage. It's The Conveyex, from which Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) must steal something to prove himself to his scoundrel peers.

The EW story also revealed the names of some of the new characters introduced in Solo, including Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett, Thandie Newton as Val, Paul Bettany as crime boss Dryden Vos and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as the droid L3-37.

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Directed by Ron Howard from a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. They're joined by Thandie Newton as Val, Phoebe Waller-Bridge L3-37, Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos and Woody Harrelson and Tobias Beckett. The film arrives in theaters on May 25.

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