The Name and Potential Speeder of the Villain from Solo: A Star Wars Story Revealed

Based on an anonymous tip regarding an upcoming toy release from Solo: A Star Wars Story, Jayson from conducted impressive detective work that might have revealed the name of the cool looking villainous character from the Solo trailer (see image above).


Yakface uncovered an online catalogue of a theater concessions, where you can find all kinds of promotional items from the upcoming Solo spin-off movie – from bottles, keychains, and cups, to popcorn tubs and containers. The most interesting item however is the Solo topper set, which features five characters from the movie.


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The topper set clearly reveals the name of the mysterious character, who will obviously be the main villain in the movie – Enfys Nest. Of course there is always a chance that Disney and Lucasfilm are intentionally concealing the true villain, but I think this is unlikely.


Yakface did some further digging and found several graphics connected with this new character:


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It’s unclear what these logos are for but they surely look cool.



The name Nest probably sounds familiar to you. We’ve seen it being used in some of the concept art from the movie that leaked a few months ago on ebay, which we broke here.


On one of the drawings you can clearly see the words “Int/Ext Nest Bumper Car”:



At that time I was thinking the “Nest” was a certain location in the movie, but this latest revelation makes it clear this new character Enfys Nest will have a speeder in the movie.

Here’s another look at it:



In the Solo teaser trailer we saw that Han and Qi’ra will be racing Stormtroopers [and gang member Moloch ( via LEGO sets)] on Corellia (Han’s home planet). This conclusion is based on Qi’ra’s 12-inch toy by Hasbro revealed during this year’s Toy Fair in New York. You can check out John Hoey’s tweet about that below:




We also know this sequence will take place earlier in the movie and there will likely be a significant time jump to when Solo and Qi’ra eventually meet again as part of the main plot of the movie.


Based on this I would speculate that we will have some kind of a chase sequence later in the film between Solo and Enfys Nest. Perhaps the early scene with the chase on Corellia is supposed to set up this showdown later on.



The design of Nest’s speeder is very reminiscent of the pod racers from The Phantom Menace, which were designed and built to be most effective on desert terrains. This also leads me to speculate that the chase between Solo and Nest will happen on the desert planet (filmed at Fuerteventura) where we saw them both facing each other.


Of course I could be wrong, and this speeder design for Nest’s vehicle might have never ended up in the movie, but at least now we know his name.



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62 thoughts on “The Name and Potential Speeder of the Villain from Solo: A Star Wars Story Revealed

  • March 2, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Enfys Nest? Like…Empty Nest? As in a parent who’s children have left?

    Like…Han’s Father???

    • March 2, 2018 at 9:10 pm


    • March 2, 2018 at 11:02 pm

      I remember a statement a while back saying something like “we’ll find out where Han got his name”, something like that. Could you be on to something? Nice one!

      • March 3, 2018 at 11:42 am

        I took that statement to mean how Han attained a name for himself in the underworld/smuggling rather than actually gaining the moniker “Han Solo” – that would be far too much like “Indiana Jones which is the “pseudonym for Henry Jones Jr.

  • March 2, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Very Sarlacc Pit.

  • March 2, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Apparently means Rainbow in Welsh and can be girls or boys name. Qira with a mask on.

  • March 2, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    That speeder looks like a cross between a pod racer and a Formula 1 car. I love it.

    • March 5, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      Vintage design but kinda raw and simple design. But i like that too

      It also reminds me alot of old ameican car like Cadillac and chevrolets

  • March 2, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    I hope correlia looks reminiscent of how it did in star wars galaxies. Complete with guys running around coronet starport spamming ‘lol noobz’. Ok, maybe not that part.

    • March 2, 2018 at 10:27 pm

      We’ve seen Corellia in the Solo teaser trailer already. 🙂

  • March 2, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    In OT Solo had a history with Jabba The Hutt.

    Please let it been in the solo movie.

    • March 2, 2018 at 11:06 pm

      How could Disney pass up the opportunity? Any ‘classic’ character will be shoe-horned into the spin-off films.

      • March 2, 2018 at 11:54 pm

        It’s not a shoehorn if it fits the story. Jabba being in a Han Solo movie fits the story given their history in the other films. Just like Tarkin; how could you NOT have him in Rogue One? Now… C-3PO and R2 in Rogue One, THAT’S shoehorning as their presence literally does nothing and means nothing.

        • March 3, 2018 at 1:03 pm

          It really was, but damn it, I had a big grin when I saw 3PO and R2 onscreen. “Scariff? They’re going to Scariff?? Why does nobody ever tell me anything R2?” Loved it.

          Rogue One is by far my favourite Disney-era SW film

          • March 3, 2018 at 3:37 pm

            I really enjoyed R1 – could have done with a more charismatic/less wooden lead ( and maybe done without the too obviously cgi Bor Gullet – a physical, tentacled creature ala the terrifying sounding monster that nearly consumes Flash Gordon in the 1980 film would have been welcome ).

          • March 3, 2018 at 7:55 pm

            Shhhh. You said the B word.

        • March 4, 2018 at 4:41 am

          Jabba is a little different than Tarkin in that he’s a puppet, not a dead actor who needs to be grotesquely resurrected to spout some unnecessary dialogue in scenes that could have easily been cut.

        • March 5, 2018 at 5:54 pm

          i thought R2 and C3PO always were here to witness the story so they should be in every SW. why not en make an encounter of Solo and the droids on a docking bay. this could happens while the droid were the property of Captain Antilles. This could be funny to see a young Han still not paying attention to the annoying C3PO

      • March 3, 2018 at 5:02 am

        Ohhhh, they’ve past up more than a few “opportunities” …

    • March 3, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      I’m actually hoping he’s not and Solo does so well we can have a few more adventures with him and Chewie. Instead w get to see the Falcon be modified a bit more and a bit of history with Jabba and Fett without it all crammed in one film.

      • March 3, 2018 at 3:33 pm

        Ideally ( if this film turns out good and if Ehrenreich turns out to be a convincing Han Solo ), I would definitely like to see further adventures.

        And let’s then not be afraid to fold in some of the stuff from Legends or the old Marvel Comics books.

        Even the DCEU and DCTV shows have been unafraid to tap into elements from the ( one time ) discarded Silver Age.

        Star Wars should do the same, and utilise some classic Legends elemnts where it can work.

        • March 3, 2018 at 4:03 pm

          Totally all for that – even Ehrenreich having a turn on Indy.

          • March 3, 2018 at 4:11 pm

            I’d give someone else a shot as young Indy – heck I wonder, with the absolutely incredible face-mapping technology of today, I’d love to see a prologue in the next Indy film with a younger cgi-ied Harrison Ford – I’d say utilise it sparingly rather than feature it throughout the film. Then we can worry about re-casting young Indy ( again ) for another time.

            I think there’s already been about 6 actors who’ve played Indy if I think of it.

  • March 2, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Yes, please! More and more desert planets! Star Wars is sorely lacking in desert and snow planets!

    • March 3, 2018 at 3:48 am

      Well the universe is overwhelmingly dessert and gas planets. We only have like seven distinct habitats on Earth so you’re bound to get tired of habitats if that’s what you’re focused on.

    • March 3, 2018 at 11:39 am

      I kind of wish we’d seen a sea-planet like Iskalon ( from the classic STAR WARS comics ), or an environment such as the Han Song Doong Cave in Vietnam.

      The “salt” planet in TLJ was not that far off a snow planet visually for me.

      • March 3, 2018 at 3:17 pm

        Iskalon? Now that’s a name I’ve not heard for a long time…… along time. I loved those marvel comics stories, especially from that era, when they were trying to look for Han Solo. Great, great stories probably my favourite star wars eu tales. I’ve always wanted to see Iskalon too but Kamino was pretty close!

        • March 3, 2018 at 3:28 pm

          I have a real soft spot for all those old Marvel comics – especially the era between ESB and ROTJ – for me, they were truly inspirational, and tided me over in-between the wait for the movies.

          I loved how exciting the stories were, and the artwork from Ron Frenz, Tom Palmer, Al Williamson, etc. was just incredible.
          Yes, Kamino is the closest we’ve ever got to a seaworld – would be good to really go underwater* and see such a world under different conditions.

          * I know we had some of this in The Phantom Menace.

          • March 3, 2018 at 3:38 pm

            Yes!!! Same here, Ron Frenz was my particular favourite artist, I loved how he drew the characters, especially Luke, Lando, Leia and Chewie. I particularly liked The Stenax Shuffle that featured a flashback to Han Solo as he was seen rarely due to the time setting. I liked the supporting characters that would show up too Rick Duel, Dani, Chihdo etc.

          • March 3, 2018 at 3:51 pm

            Aw man, Ron was/is my idol. I always wished ( and still do ) I could draw like him, in that classic Marvel vein, and yet it worked perfectly for Star Wars too – Ron and Tom Palmer can show some of today’s artists that you could draw SW characters perfectly in a style that doesn’t have to be a photo-trace of a movie still..

            In fact, if it wasn’t for the Star Wars comic ( the classic Frenz/Palmer/Duffy era ), I would never have got into Marvel Comics, then later DC comics!

            I wish those old comics would get a retrospective on some of the SW fansites ( beyond cynical “ironic” overviews ). They served a generation of young SW fans in a time when there was no internet, and only the comics and a handful of books.

            It really brings tears of joy to my eyes to reminisce with you about all
            those old storylines and supporting characters that you mention. Dani – oh boy, what a

            Thank you buddy!


          • March 3, 2018 at 4:02 pm

            No worries my man! The Marvel Star Wars comics were my gateway into Marvel and DC too. Ron Frenz run on the Amazing Spider-man were/are my all time favourite Spidey stories, the alien symbiote suit, the hobgoblin, Puma, all those stories meant such a lot to me…….im straying off topic. I’ll catch you around on here again some time!

          • March 3, 2018 at 4:05 pm

            Totally on the same page as you – that’s EXACTLY the same route I took into Marvel Comics.

            Take care!

    • March 3, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      What kind of planets would you like to see then?

  • March 2, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    I hope he is 6 inch Black Series figure

  • March 3, 2018 at 5:49 am

    The guy’s name should be Kylo Fett

    • March 3, 2018 at 4:25 pm

      *Boba Ren, founder of the Bountyhunters of Ren.

  • March 3, 2018 at 11:36 am

    I do wonder just how prominent some of these characters will be in the actual SOLO movie – let’s all remember all the excitement surrounding Counstable Zuvio and Maisie Richardson-Sellars for TFA, both of whom ended up as damp squibs.

  • March 3, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    My theory:

    There are 3 planets in the movie, which will be shown in the following order: Corella, Mimban and Kessel.

    Corella is Solo’s earliest years. This is when he’s racing his souped up landspeeder and being chased by the Imperial Patrol. He gets conscripted/drafted into the Imperial Navy.

    Mimban. Solo is assigned to this planet, which is known for being muddy. It is during this assignment he meets Tobias, who is an Imperial Officer.

    There is a native, indigenous humanoid population on Mimban that is resisting the Imperials. Their leader: Enfys Nest.

    These natives wear metal plumage on their helmet masks, and animal fur as part of their dress. Fur on their shoulders denotes a rank of authority. This explains why the Imperial Range Troopers (AKA “Pimptroopers”) wear fur shoulder pads — it is a psychological and cultural appropriation to exert authority over the Mimban natives.

    Solo and Tobias go AWOL. There’s a plot that involves robbing cargo from an Imperial train. After fighting earlier with Nest and his group, Solo and Tobias enlist their help.

    From there, Solo is reunited with Qi’Ra on Kessel. He meets Lando and they hatch a scheme to enter the infamous Kessel Run as a means to sneak illicit cargo aboard the Falcon by Imperial patrols. But Han gets caught up in the excitement and races for real, and has to jettison the precious cargo to win, but also to save their lives.

    • March 3, 2018 at 5:58 pm

      But what about Tatooine and maybe Kashyyyk?! They could be in there too, would be nice!

  • March 3, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I like this dude a lot. He’s probably a one and done, but hopefully he puts up a hell of a fight before it’s over.

    • March 3, 2018 at 3:38 pm

      Is “he” Qi’Ra I wonder??

      • March 3, 2018 at 3:51 pm

        That would be amazing. A capable and powerful female, who’s also an a**hole is exactly what I’m looking forward too 🙂

        • March 3, 2018 at 4:07 pm

          I wonder if she’ll be along the lines of the ‘Vesper Lynd’ character in James Bond, or as someone else put it, ‘Elsa Schneider’?

          • March 3, 2018 at 4:16 pm

            I always enjoy villains with a weird sense of logic that
            kinda makes sense but puts audiences in an ethical dilemma. For example If Qi’Ra manipulated Han to help her get rid of the Empire on her homeplanet, throwing him under the bus in the process.

          • March 3, 2018 at 4:18 pm

            Let’s see what the Kasdans have up their sleeve!

    • March 3, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      Cool find, but is this really Enfys? Looks more like a stormtrooper.

      • March 4, 2018 at 2:49 am

        Hard to tell but it does look like the vehicle they say is his above.

  • March 3, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    The Enfys Nest helmet looks like a tweaked version of the Range Trooper helmet… What do you think?

    • March 3, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      That’s what I noticed too!

  • March 3, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    “Obviously”, says the article.

    It looks like it, I’ll concede it, but I won’t go as far as to swear on it.

  • March 3, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    They should have just used moloch for his name.

  • March 3, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Just please have Han shoot someone first,,,,,plz! Hopefully like the western with Kevin Costner where he ask if the guy is the gunman and then just shoots the guy in the head when he says yes! I want to see him as a true scoundrel that doesn’t play fair but plays to win!

  • March 4, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    I think the main villain is the Paul Bettany’s character. This Nest guy is a secondary one.

    • March 5, 2018 at 7:38 am

      Moloch could be the main adversary in the opening scenes of the movie set on Corellia, which could be an illegal street race through a city.

      Nest seems like he’s on Mimban, which could be the middle story.

      Drydon Vos (Bettany) seems like he’ll factor in the Kessel part of the movie.

      None of these three adversaries to Solo are connected to another.

      But these are just my guesses.

  • March 11, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Did anyone save the pictures by any chance and would like to send them to me? I will share my email-adres with you if thats easier. Thanks in advance.

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