Solo: New Poster and Iron Man Director to Voice "Important Alien Character"


Yesterday also saw the announcement of some of the first Solo toys not made by Lego, direct from the New York Toy Fair (via EW).

Solo: A Star Wars Story features the most iconic character in the Star Wars universe.

The set is 1,414 pieces and costs $170 (UK price TBA), and comes bundled with minifigures of Han, Lando, Qi-'ra, a "Kessel droid", and a version of Chewbacca that looks more like some sort of troll than any of the figures we've seen in the past.

As for the content of the movie itself, we've since learned that screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan were influenced by stories like Treasure Island and Heat while crafting the origin tale of Han Solo-a film set in the criminal underworld, about a young man who becomes corrupted just enough to turn into the lovable rogue we know from Harrison Ford's iteration of the performance. He (or she!) is an Imperial Range Trooper, who looks a damn sight more rugged up that the Snowtroopers of The Empire Strikes Back. Two other LEGO Minis are also included in this Millennium Falcon set, but they're still being kept secret.

And lastly, a brand new kind of Stormtrooper makes its debut in the movie and its very first appearance here, in action figure form.

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Did we say best Star Wars ever? All of these Black Series figures will be available from Hasbro this spring.

Qi'ra might be Han Solo's childhood partner in crime. Panels of the ship will even pop off as it portrays itself racing through the cosmos.

It includes our best information yet why the Falcon used to look so different in the front, when it had a tapered nose-it might have been equipped with canon blasters before it was mostly used by Han for smuggling.

The Falcon has a captain's quarters, too, as well as hidden compartments which always come in handy when you need to hide.

That's a whole lot of new toys for us to add to our chest.

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