Now that The Last Jedi is behind us, we can finally look forward to the next big entry in the Star Wars franchise, the second Anthology film — Solo: A Star Wars Story. Lucasfilm might have taken its time in promoting the movie, leading to no small amount of fan panic, but we now have an official teaser trailer to really get audiences excited.
While the trailer itself is rather short, there was enough footage of Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo and the rest of the cast in action as they embark on a daring smuggling mission to assuage most every fan’s fears.
On top of Donald Glover’s Lando, Emilia Clarke’s Qi’Ra and Chewie, we also caught a quick glimpse of Thandie Newton’s character, whose identity is still unknown. However, the way the trailer was cut, it seems like her character will be a part of Han Solo’s crew of misfits. This makes us wonder if Newton could actually be playing a character named Sana Starros, a woman who, as it turns out, is Han Solo’s wife – sort of.
Sana Starros first appeared in Marvel’s Star Wars comic book series — in issue #4, written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by John Cassaday. She arrived on the scene claiming to be Han’s wife, much to the dismay of Han’s actual and current love, Leia Organa.
As it turns out, Sana and Han’s marriage wasn’t exactly filled with love. In fact, it was nothing but a sham, part of a scam that hadn’t exactly gone according to plan. To pull off a dangerous robbery, Han and Sana had to appear married, but when the job went sideways, the ever-dubious Solo ran off with the entire haul, leaving Sana in the wind. Eventually, Sana would track Han down, and reunite with him to “return the favor.”
With Solo: A Star Wars Story effectively working as a Han Solo origin movie, it’s entirely possible for it to introduce Sana as part of the movie universe. The movie will surely show us Han at his smuggling and robbing prime, meaning that we could see him take on a few odd jobs as part of the film’s plot. Could one of these jobs require him to be married? It would be rather inspired and satisfying to see Newton and Ehrenreich play off of each other and embark on that fun story, one that would end with a surprise betrayal. Could there be a better way to show us how dedicated Han Solo is to his craft, and how much of a scruffy-looking nerf herder he can really be?
Directed by Ron Howard and from 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 opens May 25.
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