The Rogues of Solo: A Star Wars Story – Details on Beckett, Val, and Vos from EW

EW’s week of Solo coverage continues with a look at some of the scoundrels that will populate the film. Of course some of the details remain mysterious, but the article gives us some new insights on the characters.


First up from EW is Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson).

“Well, he really shapes Han really more than anybody, as Han comes to realize that in a lawless time he needs to try to come to terms with some kind of moral code,” says director Ron Howard.



Screenwriters Lawrence and Jon Kasdan both re-read Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island before diving into the script, looking to create a similar mentor/apprentice relationship to the pirate Long John Silver and young Jim Hawkins.


So, if the Long John Silver comparison is significant to the character, Beckett looks to be some sort of father figure to a young Han, but one who probably isn’t entirely to be trusted. This makes sense from a story structure standpoint as we’ll need an elder role model to both show the ropes to a young Han trying to make his mark in the underworld, but also have someone for him to rebel against to become the more cynical scoundrel we see years later in that Mos Eisley Cantina.



Next up is the mysterious Val (Thandie Newton).


“She’s tied to Beckett, that’s how Han meets Val,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “They’ve been partners a long time.”

She’s not impressed with the Corellian pilot. “I will say at first glance, doesn’t necessarily have total faith in Han — as a lot of people he meets in his life tend to feel about him,” Jon Kasdan says. “She’s a little skeptical of this kid when she meets him. And her relationship with him goes in, I think, an … interesting direction.”


Lucasfilm is noticeably limiting the details they give on this character which leads one to believe she may be the source of significant surprises to come. What might that “interesting direction” their relationship goes be? Rivals? Love interests? Enemies? Or possibly something even more complicated and surprising. Only time will tell.



Finally we come to Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany). The as yet unseen boss of this little section of the Star Wars underworld who according to EW (sorry to disappoint) is no relation to a certain prequel era Jedi.



We’ve seen the sleazy take on a gangland chief with Jabba the Hutt, but Vos will give us the handsome version of a figure who has found great success by breaking the rules — but isn’t the kind to get his hands dirty.

“It’s a sort of combination of class and swagger and real danger which I think is a fun thing, and he absolutely inhabits it,” says Jon Kasdan. “He’s way deeper in the crime world than anyone else that we meet in the movie.”

The galactic crime realm isn’t a place where people concern themselves with titles, though. “There’s no hierarchy,” Jon Kasdan says. “There are some that are in power, and there’s some that are scrambling to stay alive.”


So, Vos will take an opposite approach from what we’ve seen previously with the Hutts and represent power in the criminal element from a much classier standpoint. Whether he proves to be a leader and ally to Solo and friends, or another antagonist for them to cross will presumably be revealed when the film comes out in May.


Head over to EW for the full article which includes a few more details on each of the characters as well as some speculation on whether a certain iconic bounty hunter might show up in the film



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119 thoughts on “The Rogues of Solo: A Star Wars Story – Details on Beckett, Val, and Vos from EW

  • February 9, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    “She’s a little skeptical of this kid when she meets him. And her relationship with him goes in, I think, an … interesting direction.”

    Well, that pretty confirms Sana Starros huh??? If so, great nod to comics, continuity and so on!! Hope that, I like the character, very head-on!! She don’t take bullshit!!

    • February 9, 2018 at 6:37 pm

      But Thandie Newton’s almost 20 years older than Alden Ehrenreich. In the comics, Sana looks about the same age if not younger than Han, so I doubt she’s Sana. I also don’t think Lawrence Kasdan is the type of writer who likes mining Lucasfilm’s ancillary properties for story ideas.

      • February 9, 2018 at 7:03 pm

        I know that, the different age… But the other signs are very strong.
        And, he puts the character idea, and the Lucasfilm History Group brings Sana up to him: “what about that character, that have that story with Han?”

        There is a great chance.

        • February 10, 2018 at 12:14 am

          I really hoped Sana was a part of this film, but I don’t think the characters are related. Not because Kasdan wouldn’t use something from the cannon, only because it seems like Sana and Han’s relationship would warrant an entire story of it’s own and I think they met when he was more established as a smuggler.

    • February 10, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      She’s playing a character named Val. If she was playing Sana, they would tell us. There’s no reason to hide that kind of detail just to surprise the small group of fans who read Marvel’s Star Wars run. This is what sank The Last Jedi for people: Endless and absurd fan theories that could never have logically paid off in any way.

      • February 15, 2018 at 2:52 pm

        I know the name, and I totally accept if the characters are non-related. But I am suspicious. No surname? “Interesting direction”? At least it raises the possibility. But if it’s a different person, ok to me.

  • February 9, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    I’m digging the 1977 lady ‘fro.

    • February 9, 2018 at 7:49 pm

      Yeah I can’t get enough of the 70s style costumes and hairdos in Rogue One and this. Val looks awesome.

    • February 10, 2018 at 5:37 am

      I’m not

  • February 9, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    EW’s coverage has done a lot to drive my excitement for this film. I really can’t wait to see Kasdan’s vision for Han’s early days. Solo could be surprisingly deep and fun.

  • February 9, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    I like most of the female SW characters Disney has come up with so far (my fav is Jyn Erso by far, the worst is Rey) but I am really hoping for a different approach when it comes to writing female characters. Disney seem to have this formula: she’s capable and strong and also good at heart. It’s okay to have a couple of these characters but at this point I would really love to see a female character who is capable and strong but also an a**hole. A female character who does some stupid sh*t and endangeres the lives other or betrays her friends for her own personal gain.

    • February 9, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      I would be into that. I’m really digging the look of Val so far, it would be interesting if she was a straight up jerk.

    • February 9, 2018 at 9:28 pm

      Arihnda Pryce

      • February 9, 2018 at 9:34 pm

        Uhm yeah how many times have you seen her in Cinema?

        • February 9, 2018 at 10:47 pm

          Rebels and the Thrawn novel don’t count? Some of the better characters are not in movies.

          • February 10, 2018 at 1:14 pm

            Hera definitely – would love to see an extended cut of Rogue One with Hera played by Vanessa Marshall flying the Ghost in the battle over Scarif.

          • February 10, 2018 at 6:37 pm

            Hera would be a great choice for a movie role.

    • February 9, 2018 at 11:27 pm

      I thought both Holdo and Rose were pretty stupid and unlikeable, but I think that’s more an accident of Ep8’s absolutely godawful writing, rather than any deliberate characterisation.

      • February 10, 2018 at 4:16 am

        It’s weird I think the same of your posts.

        • February 10, 2018 at 3:19 pm

          Yeah it is a bit weird for someone to disagree with my posts. It’s ok, you’re just “unique” 🙂

          • February 10, 2018 at 3:55 pm

            Disagree with? They’re garbage. There’s nothing to disagree with. You whine and bitch and offer nothing to discuss.

            Same comments, over and over again. Like a broken record.

          • February 10, 2018 at 4:26 pm

            Rey said the Millennium Falcon was “garbage” too. She wouldn’t have got very far without it though.

          • February 10, 2018 at 6:22 pm

            What does this even mean?

    • February 10, 2018 at 4:16 am

      So you don’t like Lucas’s male characters then?

      You don’t like Luke Skywalker at all? Because Rey is based on him 100%.

      • February 10, 2018 at 4:55 am

        I don’t like one dimensional characters. I don’t care if Lucas wrote them or some random screenwriter.

        • February 10, 2018 at 5:42 am

          So you don’t like Luke Skywalker?

          • February 10, 2018 at 4:08 pm

            How is Luke one dimensional?

          • February 10, 2018 at 4:12 pm

            You just said Rey was.

            Again. Rey is a complete mirror of his character. Written that way on purpose.

            So you answer my question. Do you not like Luke Skywalker? Someone claimed you were real smart and an industry insider, so this question and the observed parallel between the two characters should be REALLY easy for you to see and answer.


          • February 10, 2018 at 4:22 pm

            No I do not see the connections between Rey and Luke beyond the traditional tropes of a hero’s journey. I could make these connections with pretty much any other main character in the fantasy genre.

          • February 10, 2018 at 6:23 pm

            We’re talking about two characters in the same film series that have almost identical attributes. My guess is you’re one of the folks who cried about how much VII was like IV. Well, one of the reasons the two were so similiar is that Rey and Luke mirrored each other. All the way down to coming from a desert planet.

            You’re not rebutting my argument worth shit, because you know I have a very good point and you look dumb for saying Rey is one dimensional and that’s why you don’t like her yet you won’t confess to liking Luke Skywalker is the same character minus a penis.

          • February 10, 2018 at 7:35 pm

            And your guess is once again completely wrong. I enjoyed TFA very much. I understand that TFA was a soft reboot but still I did not know where the story was going when watching it the first time. As for your point it’s not worth answering. All you do is label me as a mysogynist, which is fine. You are entitled to your oppinion, no matter how wrong it is, and I care very little what a stranger on the internet thinks of me. But it does not make me want to continue a conversation with someone who on top of his bad attitude has obviously very little understanding of storywriting and the entertainment industry.

          • February 10, 2018 at 11:09 pm

            You draw pictures of girls and suddenly you’re an expert on storywriting and the entertainment industry? You’re laughable to the extreme.

          • February 10, 2018 at 11:19 pm

            I do write books as well to make a little money on the side. They are no bestsellers but probably more than you have ever achieved 🙂 also, only an ignorant amateur like you thinks that character designs are created in a vacuum when inf act every design has a story behind it to make it work in the fictional world they are supposed to live in. That’s basic knowledge.

          • February 10, 2018 at 11:37 pm

            Hilarity ensues. “Oh. I also write books. I know what I’m talking about.”

            Because of this worldly experience you possess you frown upon characters you believe to be one dimensional. Obviously, you the great amateur book writer posting up e-stories on Kindle have immense talent at your disposal in which to decide how and when a character is one dimensional.

            Yet you won’t admit that Rey and Luke Skywalker are the same damn character.

            – Come from a remote desert planet
            – Longs to be more important than a scavenger/moisture farmer
            – Both able pilots
            – Both possess a mysterious power they were unaware of
            – Neither know who their real parents are
            – A little droid hijacks both into an adventure that has them leave their world
            – Both are trained in the ways of the Force by fallen, exiled Mentors
            – Both are friendly, kind characters willing to enter a fight they have nothing to do with to help good triumph over evil
            – Neither character rubs any of their companions in the film the wrong way, and are immediately accepted as peers.
            – Both try to turn someone away from the Dark Side and fail during their first attempt
            – Both are warned by their mentors not to run off and try to turn the person from the Dark Side because it isn’t possible
            – Both use the Force to save the day (Rey fights and defeats Kylo Ren saving Finn, Luke blows up the Death Star)
            – And my favorite. Neither make a mistake until the second film in the trilogy.

            Now you can try to pull that old “Well it’s a hero’s journey! Of course there are similarities! Gandalf and Dumbledore the same character lolololol” but it rings empty.

            This isn’t a comparison of two characters from two different franchises or universes that you can compare and say “THEY’RE THE SAME THING!” when in a Hero’s Journey you inevitably will get that.

            This is in the SAME UNIVERSE AND FRANCHISE. They mirror each other. They have the same depth of character that Luke had by the end of V. You can argue that if you want, but you won’t. You’ll just draw some other inane comparison from some other book, story, or movie on how Rey is nothing like Luke and shouldn’t be because Ender from Ender’s game didn’t REALLY develop any character until the third book!

            Either way. You’re blocked, so I won’t hear it. Have fun drawing girls.

      • February 10, 2018 at 4:12 pm

        Oh yeah I see. Luke, always winning at everything. Mastering the force in next to no time. A flawless, instantly likeable character. A nobody without a special familytree, a force superhero defeating the bad guy Vader in IV, V and V with next to no training. Yeah I totally see the connection here.

        • February 10, 2018 at 4:26 pm

          ……For reals?

          Luke had no friction with anyone in IV. He was the farm boy hero who could do no wrong, and did no wrong in that film. And while Luke didn’t defeat Vader in a fight in IV, he used the Force with minimal training to blow up the DEATH STAR at the end of the movie and save the day; Ney, the entire GALAXY.

          The destruction of the Death Star had a much bigger impact on the state of the galaxy then Rey beating Kylo Ren at the end of VII. What more, RJ even filled that plot hole with dialogue from Snoke as to why he got bested by Rey, which pretty much shit on her accomplishment. Did anyone ever take away Luke’s force guided shot against the Death Star?

          Newp. Didn’t think so.

          He also explained, in dialogue that filled even more plot holes, why Rey was as powerful as she was; she is the Force’s champion of Light selected to combat the rising Dark power of Kylo Ren. Much like Luke was during the OT…

          You also seemed to forget the dialogue from RJ that showed Rey to know absolutely nothing about the Force or an even remote understanding of her powers. This illustrated she’s not some uber Jedi disciple; she’s just gifted in a way only a select individual can be at a time. Her power is so great she is able to wield it clumsily without training.

          Sorry man. The two characters mirror each other. If you can’t see this YOU’RE the ignorant one. The obvious reason you don’t like her is because she’s a girl. Making you a misogynist too. Which was clearly evident in our previous discussion.

          But you still haven’t answered the question. Do you like Luke Skywalker?

          • February 10, 2018 at 4:40 pm

            Ah yeah, that must be it. That’s the only logical conclusion. I don’t like the character of Rey so I must be a misogynist. I’m so happy that Jyn Erso has such a massive p*enis, because otherwise I would hate her character too. Oh and Ashoka Tano as well.

            But I can now see how you interpret Luke as an exact mirror of Rey. Let’s look at this statement for example: “Luke had no friction with anyone in IV.” Except for the two dudes trying to beat him up (if not worse) after like 30 seconds into the cantina scene. But I can see now what qualifies as “mirroring” in your eyes. Applying your standards to the discussion I’m wondering. Have you ever seen how Chewbacca mirrors Jabba the Hutt? ;P

          • February 10, 2018 at 6:22 pm

            LOL? You’re going to say that antagonist characters in the film had friction with Luke, and that’s your rebuttal? What about any of the main characters? Or protagonist characters in the Rebel Alliance?

            One would assume a hero has to fight bad guys in a Hero’s Journey film. What an absolute pathetic response.

            Do you like Luke Skywalker? Still avoiding a real simple question there, Bob.

          • February 10, 2018 at 7:22 pm

            I like Luke in the OT even though he comes over as whiny at times which on the long run makes his character developement so much more satisfying. I like how much he has to invest in order to master the force and how we seem him slowly grow as a person and as a jedi. I like how Han doesn’t take him seriously at first calling him a kid (which he is). I like how he ignores his master and pays with the loss of his hand and hearing a revelation he is not yet ready for. I like how helpless he is at the end of ESB, how he hit rock bottom. I hate how Rey does none of these things.

          • February 10, 2018 at 11:10 pm

            Luke and Rey spend the same amount of time training, and are essentially the same character on the same arc. Both pilots from desert worlds who find out they have a secret power they were unaware of. Enter epic story fighting the dark side of their uncovered power. Train with fallen space wizards, try to turn another from the dark side and initially fail.

            Glad you finally answered the question. Your hypocrisy is complete.

          • February 10, 2018 at 11:26 pm

            Luke and Rey spend the same amount of time training,

            Look I really wanted to take your post seriously but already the first statement is factually wrong. Read the canonical comics, find out how many years have passed between ANH and ESB and how long Luke stayed on Dagobah vs Rey staying on Anch-To. Once you have educated yourself maybe you’ll be able to write posts actually worth discussing.

          • February 10, 2018 at 11:38 pm

            Also, if you didn’t care about what I thought of you, you wouldn’t still be replying to my posts.

            Total give away there, son.

          • February 10, 2018 at 11:40 pm

            I have absolutely nothing to do while rendering and you are rude but entertaining 😀

          • February 10, 2018 at 4:55 pm

            Oh and one more thing concerning misogyny and my lack of inside knowledge as far as the entertainment industry is concerned.
            This character here is a work in progress sculpt of one of my own concepts, heavily based on Furiosa from Mad Max, one of the best female characters in recent history.
            And this viking warrior is going to be my next project (I’d like to get more into cartoony characters)…

          • February 10, 2018 at 6:08 pm

            Hahahahahahahahaha “I created a badass female character” is the “I have black friends” of stupid fandom bullshit. If you think Rey is a Mary Sue, you’re letting your misogyny show. No amount of cute doodles can change that. Sorry!

          • February 10, 2018 at 6:34 pm

            Misogyny is the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women or girls. If these things were true I would not spend the time to add female characters to my own, personal portfolio. Just as a white supremacist would not have any black friends. FYI the term Mary Sue exists in a male version as well which would be Gary Stu. If someone calls a flawless male character a Gary Stu, does that automatically make them misandrysts? You get so triggered by buzzwords that you complete ignore their meaning. X has a gay friend. Still a homophobe. Y has friends with a multiethnical background. Still a racist. Just because you ignore the definition of words in order to slap a label on people you don’t agree with doesn’t make your use of the word any more correct.

          • February 10, 2018 at 7:01 pm

            The label of Mary Sue that’s been slapped on Rey was originated by a sexual predator who has such contempt for women that he harasses them on twitter if they so much as tweet his name. But by all means, remain in that company and keep spouting your ignorant bullshit. Rey isn’t a Mary Sue. She’s flawed. She makes mistakes. You’re just wrong. Sorry.

          • February 10, 2018 at 7:16 pm

            I am neither responsible nor do I care what mysogynists post on twitter. I see Rey who mastetrs the force without explaination and proceeds to defeat the bad guys over an over again. One step back, 10 steps forward. Jyn Erso started out as a coward, she didn’t join the rebellion voluntarily at first but gave her life in the end. She was capable but her personality was deeply flawed and thus had room to evolve. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about Rey. She is thus a Mary Sue. If this word triggers you (even though there is a male version of this too) then I will call her character boring and unimaginative. She’s space James Bond (the James Bond previous to Daniel Craig that is.). The character doesn’t substantially grow during the movies. She defeats the bad guys at the end of every movie (Kylo lay unconsciouss after their confrontation) and in IX she will probably own Kylo 3:0. What a fantastic character indeed…

          • February 10, 2018 at 8:08 pm

            No point in arguing with someone who watches movies and dissects character arcs in bad faith. If you can’t see the way Rey grows and fails and develops as a character, I think you should look inward rather than at the movies themselves. Rey starts TFA frightened to death of leaving Jakku and losing the only link to her past she has left. She ends TLJ comfortable in her own skin and ready to move forward as her own person, not just an extension of a legacy. Luke defeats plenty of bad guys and follows a similar arc to Rey. We could sit here all day debating it, but at the end of the day this is your issue. The movies are clear. You just didn’t pay attention.

          • February 10, 2018 at 8:25 pm

            Oh wow she finds out who here parents are and the shocking revelation is “they are nobodies”. What a shock, a Jedi who doesn’t have parents. How original. Meanwhile she evolves from strong to even stronger, from courageous to even more courageous. How amazing!

          • February 10, 2018 at 8:47 pm

            I mean, that’s how character arcs work. That’s how Jyn’s character arc works. I know you love her. Stop being intentionally dense.

          • February 10, 2018 at 9:03 pm

            Oh my if you were as good at making arguments as you are at throwing around offensive buzzwords your comments would actually make sense every now and then. Hey man it was nice talking to you. I’ll continue working on some official Han Solo Merch now, one of the nice things I achieved by making “my little drawings”. If you’re nice I’ll send you a render of the statue once the NDA is lifted 😉 have a nice day 😀

          • February 10, 2018 at 7:29 pm

            Then what kind of artwork would someone who takes no issue with women produce in your oppinion? Just so that I can understand how I create powerful female characters and still be a misogynist.

          • February 10, 2018 at 8:09 pm

            Someone who takes no issue with women doesn’t have to preemptively defend himself from misogyny by showing us his Furiosa fan art.

          • February 10, 2018 at 8:12 pm

            I posted this after I was called misogynist by American Ignorant. If he hadn’t made this accusations I would have no interest to share my work with someone like him. Which means that your post is hilariously wrong 🙂 Oha nd btw I noticed youd idn’t answer my question. Probably because you have no answer 😉

          • February 10, 2018 at 8:15 pm

            You can do whatever you want and still be a misogynist, buddy. Your tired and pathetic criticisms of this character as borrowed from a legitimate sexual predator have already demonstrated where your sympathies lie on this matter. If you want to be taken seriously, maybe don’t desperately defend your sexism by sending us pictures of the cute little pictures you drew of all the badass girls. Taken in context with the rest of your behavior, that kind of bullshit is entirely performative.

          • February 10, 2018 at 8:37 pm

            Haha dude you are making my day right now. Your comments are so irrational and hypersensitive I can’t even believe it. The super logical arguments you made are:

            a) You don’t like the character of Rey so you must be a mysogynist even though you stated you liked Jyn Erso and Ashoka Tano.
            b) Just because you posted female characters you voluntarily created for your personal portfolio is no indicator that you are not misogynist.
            c) you try to defend yourself against accusations of misogyny and that’s somehow bad.

            Uhm yeah, alright 🙂

          • February 10, 2018 at 8:46 pm

            ………yes, you can do whatever you want and still be a misogynist. Liking female characters doesn’t mean you’re not a misogynist. I’m sorry, but this conversation is going nowhere because you clearly lack the critical thinking skills to engage with the stupidity of your behavior on any level. Have a good one.

          • February 10, 2018 at 8:49 pm

            Haha now your logic is skyrocketing. Liking female characters doesn’t mean you’re not a misogynist.

            Are you aware that this sentence means: Liking female characters doesn’t mean you’re not a woman hater.

            So according to your “logic” linking women doesn’t mean you don’t hate women. I’m laughing my ass off right now, this is satire right xD This is too good to be true. Nice one dude, you’re the best troll I’ve seen in quite a while!

          • February 10, 2018 at 8:59 pm

            Look, I know it’s hard for you to string thoughts together, but the average misogynist doesn’t hate all women. The president is a misogynist, but he looooooves his daughter. It’s a toxic love, but by your logic it would absolve him of all his sexism. You can be a misogynist and still “like” your mom or your wife or Jyn Erso or whatever. Now have a good night, you stupid stupid person.

          • February 10, 2018 at 6:18 pm

            So you draw girls. Good job.

            Do you like Luke Skywalker? Also, where are your rebuttals for my all of my points regarding the two characters mirroring each other?

          • February 10, 2018 at 6:27 pm

            I wanted to provide you with evidence that I am neither unaware of how the industry works nor that I am reluctant to create female characters which a misogynist obviously wouldn’t. Silly me thought you would be able to understand that.

            As for the mirroring I am not even answering these parallels. It’s quite obvious that your definition of mirroring is so broad that you could establish parallels for any character. For you Dumbledore and Gandalf are probably the same just because they happen to be old, bearded wizzards who act as mentors for the main characters. You claimed that Luke never got into trouble because everyone liked him and and I immediately pointed out that in the Cantina he gets almost killed just because somebody doesn’t like his face. If you are unable to make distinctions beyond the overlying concept of a heros journey and a similar setting I am not wasting my time correcting you. It would be too much work.

          • February 10, 2018 at 11:20 pm

            Misogynists can still create female characters. It’s how they use them in the medium they place them in that determines if they are misogynists or not.

            And no, my definition for ‘mirroring’ isn’t broad. You just don’t like the fact that I exposed you to a bit of reality you were probably already aware of.

            And you can’t defend it. Luke and Rey are the same character. And no, I can’t say Finn is Han Solo. Or that Poe is Lando. There’s no mirror there. No connection.

            Luke and Rey have the exact same foundation and almost the exact same story arc. You’re intelligent enough to see it, you just don’t want to admit. Which is fine, it makes every other statement you ever try to vomit out in an debate with me negligible in reason and substance.

            Meaning I won’t waste my time with you again. So, you don’t like one dimensional characters when they don’t fit your narrative, but when they do, hey, they’re alright.

            Even better when they’re white males but that’s besides the point, right? LOL.

          • February 10, 2018 at 11:37 pm

            You’re a self absorbed egomaniac who thinks he has more expertise than anyone else. You frequently resort to rude language, you value your opinion more than that of anyone else and label people on the grounds of baseless assumptions. I could probably report half of your posts but they are not worth the time. PS: I never had anyone on SWNN delete my posts so maybe you want to take a long hard look at yourself 😉

          • February 10, 2018 at 6:26 pm

            And btw.

            Talk about one dimensional characters. Mad Max was one long car chase with little to no character development for most of the cast in the film. So to praise Furiosa who didn’t do much but drive a truck in a film, as one of the best characters in recent history?


          • February 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm

            Are you really bashing an Oscar winning, critically acclaimed movie who is often lauded for how the female characters are portrayed. You really bend the facts the way you need it don’t you? I’m not saying you have to like the movie. That’s your oppinion. But denying that Furiosa has been lauded as a feminist icon is ridiculous.

          • February 10, 2018 at 11:14 pm

            Sorry. Did it win an Oscar for best screen play and/or actor/actress?

            If it didn’t, your argument is useless.

            So, what did it win for?

          • February 11, 2018 at 12:46 am

            Is that a real sculpture or 3d imaging?

            Great work either way!

          • February 11, 2018 at 1:27 am

            It’s a §d sculpt done in ZBrush. It’s basically like virtual clay made from millions of polygons which you then deform with digital brushes. This is a testrender of a rather early stage pf production. The character still needs mathematically calculated clothing instead of the handsculpted placeholder meshes and details such as wear and tear, skin pores, etc. After that my work is usually done since I am a sculptor but for this project I will do the texturing and the materials too (making the skin look like skin, the metal like metal, etc…)

          • February 13, 2018 at 2:18 am

            A little late to the party here.

            All of the sudden your username makes so much more sense to me lol

  • February 9, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    If the feminist KK Is involved prepare for;
    Han to a male jerk, some strong independent female will put him straight and show him the way to win the sabacc game and the do the kesell run in 12 parsecs. Jan solo will now attribute all his future qualities in the OT to a woman.
    By the way, this is what to expect when KK says, the force is feminine and the story board are women.
    Her political agenda is killing Star Wars. Do they really want young girls growing up waving a blaster and killing each other with sabers? Good job, well done

    • February 9, 2018 at 9:08 pm

      This is satire, right? Too hilarious to be real.

  • February 9, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Ep8 women story group;
    “Yeah let’s drop some bombs, yeah let’s call it a sweet spot! Have you seen the joke about a phone and being on hold? Yeah we could have s ship going fast but another one in front faster! Yeah we could have a female sacrifice herself but then contradict this by Rose saying and doing the opposite. Yeah we could get the boy to chop that bad man in half and then the girl save him, yeah…..
    What a great story written by girls?

    • February 9, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      You still feel as she was the one and only, but believe me, with time you’ll find someone else.

    • February 9, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      People like you are why the internet is a cesspool.

      • February 9, 2018 at 9:59 pm

        Something tells me this fella is single.

    • February 9, 2018 at 10:45 pm

      What the fuck is wrong with you? And what does this have to do with the story you’re commenting on? Your view of the world is atrocious, and you’re a moron.

      • February 10, 2018 at 12:33 am

        Aaaaaand he’s gone.

  • February 9, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    “He’s way deeper in the crime world than anyone else that we meet in the movie.”

    I think that’s about as close to a confirmation that we’re not going to see Jabba in this film. That’s… disappointing. We should be seeing familiar faces with Han, not just new characters. I understand they want to introduce new characters and that’s fine, but Jabba, Greedo, Boba Fett etc. should be tied into his backstory as well.

    • February 9, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      They’ve gotta leave something to the sequels, if Solo 1 is a hit.

      • February 10, 2018 at 1:10 pm

        I have absolutely no problem with that. Im ignoring the ST era so ill be glad for more good quality OT era movies.

  • February 10, 2018 at 12:22 am

    So Val is sana starros. She looks and sounds like her from the comics. I think Val is a cover name

    • February 10, 2018 at 12:24 pm

      Its a slippery slope from there to six-foot green rabbits.

      • February 10, 2018 at 6:27 pm

        I wouldn’t put it past Disney now if they are using comic book characters like tag and bink. Look at Howard the duck cameo in GOTG.

        • February 10, 2018 at 7:19 pm

          Insert look of horror emoticon!

      • February 11, 2018 at 6:30 am

        How dare you besmirch poor Jaxxon! Dude was born on planet Coachella*, what chance did he have?

        *yeah, I know it’s actually Coachelle.

    • February 10, 2018 at 7:55 pm

      I initially thought the same. Though there’s apparently an age difference which appears not to be present in the comics?

      I do think it’s time for some interconnecting between media like this. Where is the live action Dr. Aphra ???

      • February 11, 2018 at 6:27 am

        Could be on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, since Eiger announced that multiple SW shows are in development.

        • February 11, 2018 at 8:05 pm

          That would be an ideal situation, yes.

          About all those projects in development right now, hopefully they’ll keep continuity problems at a minimum..

      • February 12, 2018 at 10:41 pm

        I know right! They should definitely throw Aphra her droids and Wookie in there somewhere

    • February 11, 2018 at 7:37 am

      Oh I hope so.

  • February 10, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Looking forward to knowing more of these characters when the movie releases in may; especially Val. ^_^

  • February 10, 2018 at 3:42 am

    Dear Star Wars News Net Mods.

    Keep removing my posts, please. I appreciate your attention to my comments and it’s always fun to see you execute your vast power of keeping these comment sections civil and constructive by doing nothing but modding folks with genuine opinions, thoughts, and concerns.

    And letting the children screech hate day in and day out.

    Healthy atmosphere you promote here.

    • February 10, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      What on earth are you saying (In the comments)?
      These comments often feature some pretty vile comments and people being outright offensive to other people!
      *Edit for clarity

      • February 10, 2018 at 3:56 pm


        Learn to /s.

        • February 10, 2018 at 3:59 pm

          Don’t get the response?
          I was asking what you could possibly be saying that is worse than others on this website are saying?

          • February 10, 2018 at 4:02 pm

            Oh. Then learn to speak English?

            And no, what I’m saying isn’t near as bad as what others say, or what their behavior brings to the forums. But lately I’ve decided if the mods aren’t going to do their job then I’ll happily start brow beating idiots if they choose to act in a manner they deserve to be.

            So I might get there. But hey, way to White Knight for crappy people.

          • February 10, 2018 at 4:19 pm

            Well maybe it is not entirely up to you whose oppinion is valid and whose isn’t. And “brow beating idiots if they choose to act in a manner they deserve to be” might be the reason why your comments get deleted. Just saying…

          • February 10, 2018 at 6:25 pm

            Let the Mods delete my posts for brow beating if they want. Maybe they’ll pay attention to other folks who need to have their bullshit deleted.

            I don’t argue opinions. I argue facts. There’s a difference.

          • February 10, 2018 at 7:04 pm

            Look all you do is blaming the evil mods because you can’t control your emotions and discuss your point of view in a polite an reasonable manner. I’m not saying all of your arguments are wrong (they aren’t all correct either) but there’s no denying that the language you use is very derogatory at times and thus violating the forum rules. It’s that simple.

          • February 10, 2018 at 11:12 pm

            They’re not evil. They’re lazy and or have a problem actually working to make these forums not suck as much as they do now.

            The post they deleted had no derogatory language in it. It had a response some mod didn’t agree with so he wiped it out.

            Engage in conversation that isn’t one sided whining and I don’t bother you. Repeat the behavior over and over again and yeah, I go to war if the Mods won’t do their jobs.

            The only thing simple around here is your thought processes. Thanks for sharing them; they’ve been fun to rip apart.

          • February 10, 2018 at 11:21 pm

            See, posts like this are the reason why the mods delete your stuff. “The only thing simple around here is your thought processes.” Still to complex for you as you have proven time and time again. God you really chose your nickname well -.-

          • February 10, 2018 at 11:23 pm

            That one won’t get deleted. You watch. It’s also accurate so I’m not sure why you’re complaining? Always glad to help a brother out here.

          • February 10, 2018 at 7:21 pm

            I can speak English perfectly fine… Typing it…

          • February 10, 2018 at 11:11 pm

            Good answer.

    • February 11, 2018 at 3:16 pm

      I don’t think someone deleted your comment, but still I am checking it with the other mods. Keep in mind that if a certain comment is flagged by multiple users it gets removed automatically.

      • February 11, 2018 at 9:51 pm

        Well thanks, Viral.

  • February 10, 2018 at 5:41 am

    I’m looking into the future and I see…
    Val’s toys collecting dust next to Rose Tico’s.

    • February 10, 2018 at 1:07 pm

      Possible, as long as they keep doing those toys as 5POA (point of articulation) – as those are not appealing to the collectors.

      • February 11, 2018 at 6:25 am

        Do you think collectors form the bulk of sales? If they did, they wouldn’t have gone down to 5POA. Pegwarmers are a fact of life for the toy industry. You try to minimize it, but it’s impossible to predict the breakout characters with 100% success.

        • February 15, 2018 at 12:51 am

          Not sure if bulk, but a stable customer base. There was a successful petition on to bring back SA and it resulted in Hasbro bringing 3.75″ SA back in 2018.
          The shelves are full of entire waves of TFA an R1 not just a particular character and the dont sell even at discounted price

  • February 10, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    No jabba etc.. the new trilogy, rubbish aliens, alot too human, too much like Star Trek.
    15 mins into ANH, jawas, tuskens then the cantina etc.. can you name any new ones?
    Who is it who apparently wants all new stuff??
    Please give some continuity.
    By The way with 40 years heavily invested in Star Wars and I’m building a life size falcon cockpit, I think I have a good view of what’s going on.

    • February 10, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      Yes, i’d definitely like to see species of EP IV repeated here, and having somenting to do, like the hammer heads of the cantina, that I love. That’s not copying, that’s continuity

    • February 11, 2018 at 6:23 am

      You actually have the opposite of a good view of what’s going on, because you’re so passionate about the fandom. People with less obsessive enthusiasm for the films prefer to see something different, to see the universe evolve. Like it or not, they have to cast a wide net. Star Wars isn’t just for people who lurk on sites like this.

      Lucasfilm’s current challenge is that they don’t seem understand how to balance the new with the familiar without being simultaneously too extreme in both directions for longtime fans like you. That’s not an insult to you, I think there’s an art to it and they’re blindly flailing around. Otherwise you wouldn’t have the same people saying that The Force Awakens is a cheap rehash of ANH while at the same time complaining that it’s needlessly different just to put their own stamp on it. 🙂

    • February 11, 2018 at 7:34 am

      At least Star Trek had aliens in important roles (Spock, etc…) Here, aliens are just background fill-ins.

  • February 10, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    I’m hoping they don’t pull a Rogue One and kill off all these new characters in Solo. They had a potential series of films on their hands with the Rogue One characters had they not done that.

    • February 11, 2018 at 6:14 am

      They killed them off because too many fans are hung up on the misguided othodoxy that “if we didn’t see them in the original trilogy, that means they died.”

      That said, I do find it amusing that at the same time they’re avoiding that trap with Rogue One characters, they open up the same problem with Hera and Chopper. Perhaps they’re testing the waters using non-film characters before trying it with more well-known ones.

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