A video has surfaced from the set of the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars anthology film and shows off what seems to be a new type of scout trooper driving a speeder bike.
The scout trooper looks similar to those seen on Endor during Return of the Jedi, though the helmet appears a bit more rounded at the front. As the scout troopers are known for their speeder bikes, it’s likely that the trooper is driving a new version of the iconic vehicle. The vehicle is rectangular, much more like Rey’s speeder in The Force Awakens than those seen in Return of the Jedi. Like with the previously released set photos of the film’s vehicles, the speeder bike is still on wheels.
The presence of Imperial stormtroopers in the film makes sense given what is currently known about it. During an interview in March, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that the movie’s key plot points would include Han Solo meeting his co-pilot/friend Chewbacca and finding The Millenium Falcon. Passages from the canon novel Aftermath: Life Debt insinuated that the titular “life debt” originated when Han rescued Chewie from Imperial-occupied Kashyyyk, so it makes sense that stormtroopers would appear in the film in some capacity.
Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller from a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the Han Solo film stars 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 Star Wars anthology film arrives on May 25, 2018.
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