'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Trailer Has Some Unexpected but Welcome Flirting
Everybody already knows that Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian is going to steal the show in Solo: A Star Wars Story, especially because not only is he the galaxy’s biggest scoundrel, but he’s also its biggest flirt. Lucasfilm released a thrilling new TV spot for Solo on Tuesday, and in it, Lando’s companion droid L3-37 calls him out for seemingly “flirting” with Han Solo.
Lando being flirty in general comes as absolutely no surprise. After all, the character spent half his screentime in The Empire Strikes Back flirting with Princess Leia. What does come as a bit of a surprise is that it looks like Lando is flirting specifically with Han, which makes it seem like the ever-charming scoundrel could be bisexual, or maybe he just likes harmlessly flirting with everybody? This happens in one of the several new scenes featured in the trailer, which presents Solo as a more straightforward heist movie than previous trailers. Star Wars gets its Ocean’s 11.
Han seemingly joins up with Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) and Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) on some kind of job for crime lord Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany). That’s where Lando comes in: They need a ship. “Every ship isn’t for everyone,” Lando explains to Han about Millennium Falcon as they sit at the card table. “She needs a particular type of pilot.” Then it cuts to L3-37 in the Falcon saying, “You done flirting?”
It certainly seems like Solo wants us to think Lando is flirting with Han here, but it’s not totally clear given how this trailer is cut together. For all we know, Lando might be flirting directly with the Millennium Falcon, which could also make sense given how often the ship gets anthropomorphized in the Star Wars films.
We can’t know for sure right now whether or not Lando will actually flirt with Han in Solo: A Star Wars Story, but it seems fairly convincing that it could happen. We’ll have to wait and see when the movie hits theaters on May 25.
Don’t forget that some trailers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi also used clever editing to imply certain things might happen in the movie that didn’t come to fruition in quite the same way. Rest assured, the flirting will happen, but with whom?