‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Has An ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Easter Egg

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Empire Strikes Back Comparisons Warning: this article contains a major spoiler for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is full is loaded with deep cuts and easter eggs for die-hard fans of the franchise, ranging from connections to both new canon and the former expanded universe now known as Legends.

One of the biggest easter eggs, however, is a brief mention of a Bounty Hunter, Bossk, who appears in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. During a campfire scene in which Thandie Newton’s Val is complaining to Woody Harrelson’s Beckett about recruiting the inexperienced Han (Alden Ehrenreich) and Chewbacca (Joonas Suotomo) in their crew for the train heist.

In her frustration, Val states the crew would have been better off bringing the Xan (Zan?) sisters on board, or Bossk himself. Bossk is a Trandoshan bounty hunter who also has appearances in other forms of canon such as the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Darth Vader comics, and the new canon novel Dark Disciple. Outside of Empire, the character is best known for serving as a mentor to Boba Fett, and his failed attempt with Boba to kill Mace Windu during the Clone Wars.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo along with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca and Donald Glover as the young Lando Calrissian. The cast also includes Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany, and Ian Kenny. Here’s the official synopsis:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is now playing.

Every ‘Star Wars’ Movie Ranked From Worst To Best

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Star Wars logoStar Wars was released in 1977 and has become one of the biggest film franchises in the history of cinema. Han Solo. Luke Skywalker. Princess Leia. Darth Vader. These characters have become synonymous with pop culture around the world.

Star Wars has transcended generations but when Revenge of the Sith was released in 2005, many fans assumed that this galaxy far far away had come to a close and we wouldn’t be seeing any new films. It wasn’t until 2012 that everything changed. On October 30, 2012, Disney announced a deal to purchase Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. Since that purchase, Disney has brought Star Wars back to the main folds of pop culture with The Force Awakens and even Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. 

In honor of The Last Jedi being released in theaters, Heroic Hollywood is ranking every Star Wars film from worst to best. It should be noted that this countdown doesn’t include any of the animated series or the Holiday Special. Check out our rankings by clicking next! Every section will feature the best highlight and lowlight from the film.

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.