The new Star Wars book “From A Certain Point Of View” details different events from side characters during the plot of A New Hope. One particular story describes the thoughts going through Greedo’s head as he awaits the arrival of Han Solo in the Mos Eisley Cantina. While he waits, he thinks about how much he hates the smuggler and how he will relish shooting him and collecting the bounty from Jabba The Hut.
However, we learn that Greedo’s motivation in doing Solo in came from a deeply personal place. He once was in love with a girl named Uncelta, who was stolen from him by the dashing rogue Han Solo. By stealing her away, Han made his fight with Greedo personal. Take a look at the following excerpt from the chapter:
“He [Greedo] would never understand what Uncelta had found so appealing in Solo all those years ago. The smugger had always been a worthless excuse for a man, while Uncelta had been everything Greedo had cherished in a woman. Greedo would have loved her as she deserved to be loved. Not dallied with her like that Corellian scumbag had chosen to do.”
Perhaps some of this backstory will be explored in Lucasfilm’s upcoming Han Solo spinoff film. Details on the plot are currently unknown, though the film will chronicle the adventures of the smuggler during his youth and will include his first meeting with Chewbacca and how came to possess the Millennium Falcon.
Written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan, The Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Michael K. Williams and Ian Kenny.
The Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on May 25, 2018.