8 Things You Need To Know Before You Watch Solo: A Star Wars Story in Cinemas

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3. Donald Glover will be playing young Lando Calrissian. Once a smooth-talking smuggler much like Han Solo himself, Lando Calrissian later changes from a get-rich-quick schemer to a selfless leader in the fight against the Empire. It was also hinted in the 1980’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back that Han Solo won the Millennium Falcon from him. Hopefully we’ll finally find out exactly just how the ship was acquired by Han Solo. 

 

4. Khaleesi will play a large role in the film. Famous Game of Thrones actress, Emilia Clarke who palys Daenerys Targaryen (Khaleesi) in the hit HBO series, is set to take on a lead role in the film as Qi’ra alongside Alden Ehrenreich who plays young Han Solo. It’s not confirmed what kind of role she will be playing but she has said in an interview that her character is “just as devious as Solo himself.” Can we expect a romance between the two? May Qi’ra possibly be Han Solo’s first love? After all, Han has a particular taste for strong women who can take him on a fight.

5. Emilia Clarke’s Qi’ra is not the only new addition to the Star Wars universe’ beloved characters. Woody Harrelson will be playing Han Solo’s criminal mentor Tobias Beckett along with Thandie Newton who will be playing Val, an expert marksman.  Paul Bettany is set to play Dryden Vos, a crime lord who served as the leader of Crimson Dawn during the reign of the Galactic Empire and is the likely main villain of the film.

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