New ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Character Names Revealed

Star Wars Solo CharactersSolo: A Star Wars Story has finally lifted the curtain on its ad blitz, and with it we now know that Emilia Clarke’s character is called Qi’Ra. But Qi’Ra isn’t the only new face that we’ll be seeing in the latest Star Wars movie, as names for the characters played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Thandie Newton have been officially revealed, along with what very well could be the name of the mysterious, Mad Max-like antagonist.

Trailer stills from Lucasfilm indicate that Waller-Bridge’s motion-capture droid character will be known as L3-37, who looks to be Lando’s co-pilot back before he lost the Millennium Falcon to Han in a game of Sabaac. Meanwhile, Newton’s character is called Val, a mysterious mercenary that appears to be in on Beckett’s heist operation only for the money.

One other character name that’s floated around is that the mysterious masked villain will be called Moloch. However, certain toy images that have surfaced online show a significantly different design for the character (lacking the signature spikes and showing a different mask altogether), suggesting that the character either has two appearances in the movie or that we still don’t know what the villain’s name really is — much less the actor (or possibly actress) that plays the character.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is scheduled for a May 25, 2018 release. Its cast includes Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany, Ian Kenny, and Warwick Davis.

The Trailers Of Super Bowl LII, Ranked From Worst To Best

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Star Wars Solo Avengers Super BowlThis year’s Super Bowl was a pretty close game between the Eagles and the Patriots, with the former scoring their first ever Super Bowl victory in addition to it being their first Super Bowl game. But enough about that, let’s talk about the really exciting stuff: the ads that companies shelled out millions of dollars for.

Between Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman engaging in a rap-off and David Harbour convincing us that every single Super Bowl advertisement was secretly selling Tide Pods (…Too soon?), there were a lot of good ones this year. But what we’re most interested in at Heroic Hollywood are the ads for this year’s biggest movies (and one movie-quality TV show), and we’ve decided to rank them all from worst to best.

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.