Fans of the Star Wars universe now have a couple of rather unique and intriguing aliens to add to the archives, courtesy of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
While they were not seen in the first trailer and other material that has been released for Ron Howard's upcoming film, the Denny’s restaurant chain has named three new aliens in a Solo: A Star Wars Story-inspired menu, trading cards and a promo spot that imitates Han Solo winning the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian. Among the aliens to keep an eye out for is Therm Scissorpunch, an extraterrestrial with lobster-like claws, as well as Moloch (a masked creature) and Argus “Six Eyes” Panox (who, yes, has six eyes).
Included in the trading cards, which will benefit the No Kid Hungry charity, is a close-up look at the Mudtrooper, the Empire's planetside presence on the swamp world of Mimban. With the menu containing food items such as the "Blaster Fire Burgers" and “Lightspeed Slam," it certainly stirs up the appetite of those who want to see the origin of Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich).
Recent figures tracked the film's opening as a successful one, mimicking Gareth Edwards' anthology movie Rogue One, which may assuage concerns over the lack of promotional content and questions about whether Howard could stitch things together following the firing of Chris Lord and Phil Miller.
As it stands, with the edit locked and the score done, things are looking bright for Solo and fans hungry to see how the space scoundrel handles the rising Galactic Empire, while going on rowdy adventures with Lando (Donald Glover) and Chewbacca.
Based on a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, Solo: A Star Wars Story 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 film arrives May 25.