Han And Lando’s Friendship Gets Off To A Shaky Start In Solo: A Star Wars Story


Solo: A Star Wars Story is a film that really belongs to Han and Chewie.

It’s an origin story, of course, meaning Lucasfilm is about to shed light on the incredible journey that led Han Solo to the Millennium Falcon and his future co-pilot, Chewbacca, the walking carpet whose short temper is matched only by his big heart.

But there’s another blossoming friendship set to feature in Solo, and that’s the one between Alden Ehrenreich’s titular smuggler and Lando Calrissian, card shark extraordinaire. Indeed, the Han/Lando dynamic came up in conversation when Ehrenreich spoke to Entertainment Weekly, where he noted the following:

That’s very hard to answer without giving things away, but I will say that their relationship is many different things. As it is when you see them in the originals. I think they have very different styles.

Atlanta‘s Donald Glover went on to elaborate that his young Lando – the smooth-talking operator of Cloud City – tends to honor a strict set of rules as a means of keeping everything in order, even if he is a con man at heart. Han Solo, on the other hand, has a reputation among Star Wars fans as a rule-breaking maverick.

He likes to know his way in and out of any situation that he’s in. Lando likes rules because he’s somebody who is in a position to benefit from rules. He’s smart enough to figure out a way to like get out of things, like loopholes, And I think Han is more of a rule breaker and he can kind of get away with it.

Despite a bumpy production in which Ron Howard replaced Phil Lord and Chris Miller in the director’s chair, Solo: A Star Wars Story has been cleared for take-off. Its destination? May 25th.

Source: EW