Solo A Star Wars Story (2018)

Film details

  • Country

    USA

  • Year

    2018

  • Genres

    Science Fiction Action and Adventure

  • Type

    Film

  • Category

    Fiction

Alternative titles

  • Solo Alternative

Synopsis

Space adventure set some years before the events of 'Star Wars' (1977). On the planet Corellia, Han and Qi'ra try to escape from a rough life of petty thieving. As they abscond, they get separated, and Han plans to return for Qi'ra. Joining the Imperial Navy, he is given the surname Solo, as he has no family. Years later, during a violent battle, he unmasks a group of thieves posing as soldiers. They throw him into a pit with 'the beast' - in fact, an imprisoned wookie, Chewbacca, with whom Han communicates and escapes. Han and Chewbacca join the thieves on their mission to rob a wagon full of the valuable fuel coaxium. When this effort goes awry, the lead thief, Tobias Beckett, owes crime boss Dryden Vos some form of compensation. Vos's secretary/slave is Qi'ra. She and Han devise a plan for Beckett and team to steal unrefined coaxium from a mining planet and fly it to a refinery on Savareen before it explodes. As this requires a very fast spaceship, they approach the successful smuggler Lando Calrissian, owner of the Millennium Falcon. This mission involves many problems but, using a short cut in the famous route the Kessel Run, they get what they need. To their surprise, Savareen has lots of displaced people (and aliens) who have formed a rebel alliance in a bid to stop the Empire from taking over the galaxy. Han helps them trick Vos out of his consignment of coaxium, but he stops short of joining their cause. Instead he flies off to Tatooine where he understands a special job is being set up by a powerful gangster.

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