With Solo: A Star Wars Story quickly shaping up into an Ocean’s Eleven-style team heist story, we’ve finally gotten full character posters for every member of the team that Han and Lando join, as led by Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson).
Revealed on Monday, the nine new posters include the core cast we’re all familiar with — Han, Chewie, Lando, and Qi’ra — but they also offer the best look yet at quite a few other characters, namely Thandie Newton’s Val, Paul Bettany’s Dryden Vos, and even Jon Favreau’s Rio Durant. Beckett is a veteran thief that leads a team of criminals on a series of high-profile heists all for Dryden Vos, who’s some kind of mob boss. Val and Rio seem like pre-existing team members that give newcomers Han and Chewie a hard time.
It’s unclear so far exactly how the group comes together, but Qi’ra and Han know each other from a shared childhood on Corellia
Check out the nine posters right here:
Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo
Han Solo's frazzled expression seems indicative of where he's at when Solo starts: a bit inexperienced and in over his head. He hasn't quite become the roguish smuggler we know from the later Star Wars movies just yet. This is the story that turns him cynical and makes him into a lifelong criminal.
Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca
Wow. Have you ever seen Chewbacca look this soft in any movie? Supposedly, Solo: A Star Wars Story will explain how the BFFs originally met. Chewie's along for whatever wild ride Han goes on.
Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian
Everyone has predicted that Donald Glover's Lando would be the scene-stealer of Solo, and it's proven totally correct so far. He looks really serious here with the same yellow shirt we've seen in previous footage, and the cape is always a welcome addition. Han and Qi'ra seemingly track down Lando — who's already a seasoned smuggler — because they need a fast cargo ship to make it happen, and Lando already has the brand-new Millennium Falcon.
Emilia Clarke as Qi'ra
Qi'ra grew up with Han on Corellia, but we don't know all that much about her outside her role in these heists. She joins Han early on and helps track Lando down. Qi'ra has a glamorous appeal but operates in somewhat sordid environments, so it only makes sense that her and Han were partners in crime as children.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37
L3-37 is Lando's companion droid and co-pilot. She's a self-made droid cobbled together from "astromech and protocol parts," according to the Star Wars Databank, which explains why she looks a little bit like both R2-D2 and C-3PO. We know she has a fun secret handshake with Lando, which is why she's doing that gesture with her hand in this poster.
Thandie Newton as Val
Val is one of the more mysterious characters in Solo, and new details seemingly do confirm that she's long been a part of Beckett's squad. The Star Wars Databank calls her a "no-nonsense and occasionally prickly woman who is a crack shot with a blaster rifle." She's also described as "even-headed" and perhaps the most capable member of the team, which implies that she's a battle-hardened warrior and seemingly a bit of a sniper.
Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos
Dryden Vos is some kind of crime lord that has Boba Fett-looking armor in Solo, and he's the one that hires Beckett who then hires Han. He leads a criminal syndicate called Crimson Dawn. Though ruthless, he lives in opulence, which could mean he has direct connections to Qi'ra. He definitely looks villainous here, especially with all those scars.
Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett
Judging by the looks of Beckett, you can tell where Han gets his swagger from as he ages. Beckett has seemingly long been Han's mentor by the time Solo happens. Han is only one in a team of "specialized scoundrels" with plans to "carry out risky but profitable heists." Because these heists seem so high-profile, that would explain why they need such a large ragtag team.
Jon Favreau as Rio Durant
This colorful poster makes Rio Durant kind of look like a four-armed blue monkey. But Rio is supposedly a "good-natured" Ardennian pilot that has been working with Beckett for years. If he's the pilot then why do they also need Han? Why would the team need two pilots and Lando?
Solo: A Star Wars Story will be released in theaters May 25.