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May 28, 2018

8 Subtle things you may have missed in the Han "Solo" film

Things you may have missed in the Han Solo film
A leaked advertising campaign?

Things you may have missed in the Han Solo film 


We must admit that our personal expectations for the quality 'Solo' film at this desk were not high.

We were initially not sure any one really wanted a Han Solo prequel film, and then when Miller and Lord were fired as directors one couldn't help but feel the film was going to be a bit of a disaster in in terms of quality, even if it was written by the legendary Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon. 

The addition of Academy Awarding winner Ron Howard being sent in to sort out the mess, did offer us an er... new hope.

But how wrong were we! 

Ron Howard has delivered a fine film and along with it a film with a strong plot and a whole lot of subtle detail that you might have missed on first viewing. 

Here's everything we could spot that you may have missed.
  • Did you see the dice in Han's land speeder? They are the ones that make it on to the Falcon. They become a minor plot point in The Last Jedi and can be seen a deleted scene of The Force Awakens.
  • When Lando and Becket talk about how Beckett killed Aurra Sing, they are making a reference to the character that can be breifly glimpsed in The Phantom Menace
  • The escape pod used to 'feed' the giant space Octopus was first seen in The Last Jedi when Rey uses it
  • When Lando muses that 'mining colonies are the worst' it's a joke to the audience about where Lando ends up as the Administrator of one in The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Dydren Voss' office has some Mandalorian amour but more importantly, a few artifacts that may have been seen in the Indiana Jones movies....
  • That guy that L337 harangues when the driods are doing a cage fight? That's Ron Howard's brother, Clint Howard doing a cameo. 
  • This is the first Star Wars movie where R2D2 and C3PO do not show up. Anthony Daniels does however do a cameo in the Spice Mines scenes, playing Sagwa, one of the Wookies that Chewie saves.
Unsubtle Moments
  • Darth Maul turns up
  • Han Solo Shots Beckett first
  • Chewbacca rips the arms off a dude, 40 years after it's first mentioned he can do this in ANH


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