With the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story now entering its first week, Ron Howard and Jon Kasdan have spoken up about elements from the movie, most notably a particular character in the film. However, inconsistencies in their statements hint at a few secrets still up Lucasfilm’s sleeve. It’s now made even more chin-scratching due to a cast member comment on a podcast. There are major Solo spoilers in this post.
I went into Solo with two things: a bag of peanut butter M&Ms and a healthy dose of skepticism. I’m happy to say that the latter was proven quite delightfully unnecessary.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is breathtaking and lively addition to the Star Wars franchise, bolstering an array of deep cut references to the lore, alongside an impressive cast and a (mostly) enjoyable plot. SPOILERS
In addition to the movie, the Solo Reference Guide comes out today and I’ve put together a summary of the most interesting bits and pieces. Warning, some spoilers for Solo follow.
First, sorry about the low frequency of posts. I just started a new job and am still trying to get into a rhythm. Anyway, Last Shot came out almost three weeks ago and I finally finished it last weekend and I put together a combined review and analysis. The first section does not contain spoilers and functions more as a review.
The release of Solo: A Star Wars Story is only about a month away and there’s been plenty to speculate about, most notably regarding the flagship Millennium Falcon.
WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS
Han boasting that the Millennium Falcon is the ship that made the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs has been the cause of much confusion and debate among fans for the last 40 years. The question arises because a parsec is a measure of distance not time, so Han boasting about the speed of his ship by saying that it was able to complete a route over the shortest distance makes little sense.