There are few evident heroes in the cantina, and many shady characters of questionable morals; no matter who fires first, Han and bounty hunter Greedo get into a small-scale shootout ending in Greedo's death, and none of the other patrons seem to care. But, intriguingly, the movie ends with a cameo that ties the movie not just to the originals, but also to some other beloved Star Wars media.
Jedi Council's Kristian Harloff and Mark Reilly are here to break down this spoiler and break down what they think it might mean for future Star Wars movies down the road. What has gone less remarked upon is that, once she did discover that she was, in fact, trying out to play a robot, nothing about her approach to the character really changed anyway. The harried escape sequence that opens the film, for example, with Han showing off his sweet piloting skills, only to be thwarted by his own cockiness, rolls along with visual pizzazz but no enthusiasm or energy - like a blast of lightning without the crack of thunder - and with audiences knowing the true payoff will come much later.
The reasoning for this? Disney bought the "Star Wars" franchise to make money, to be sure.
There is something very mechanical about Solo: A Star Wars Story. Speaking to Esquire last month, Ehrenreich would only say: "From the first screen test on, we played around with [the approach] a lot". In Clone Wars, we learn that Maul survived his injuries in The Phantom Menace; he limped around the edges of the galaxy mentally broken and physically crippled, until his brother, Savage Opress restores Maul using a combination of dark magic and cybernetic technology. One might assume he was dead. Driven only by thoughts of revenge against Kenobi, Maul kept himself alive and even managed to fashion himself some spider-like legs to help him move again. Unlike a solid protocol droid like C-3PO, L3 pieced together her own body through scrap parts, making for a very compelling but rickety and ill-fitting physical appearance - and an incredibly imposing challenge for a motion-capture performer.More news: Trump blasts Comey, Clapper, McCabe over 'SPYGATE'
So yeah - he's been busy. He still wields his double-bladed lightsaber, but it's been modified to resemble a walking cane of sorts, which is what we see in the hologram when he's talking to Qi'ra. We got three great directors for the price of one, and I got to see the difference.
"And to maybe delve deeper into the mistakes she makes, when she makes them".
An older Maul, again voiced by Witwer, is reintroduced in the Season 2 finale of Star Wars Rebels, where he repeatedly manipulates protagonist Ezra Bridger, and eventually is confronted by Obi-Wan again. Until Solo, that was the last time Park played the character. If a Kenobi film DID pit them against each other again, it'd be hard to reconcile that with the way their meeting was portrayed in Rebels. Stormtroopers and Chewbacca were at the showing to greet fans. It's a welcome return; characters like Jabba or Watto or the menacing bounty-hunter lineup of Empire Strikes Back made the universe feel more viscerally lived-in, with lives that don't hinge on Jedi-Sith or even Empire-Rebel conflicts.