‘The Phantom Menace’ Easter Egg You Missed In ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Star WarsWarning: this article contains a major spoiler for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

If you’ve seen Solo: A Star Wars Story already, or done the deep dive into spoiler territory, then you know by now that the film includes a huge cameo by a character who first appeared in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, but what you might have missed was a brief mention of another character from Episode I.

During the film’s second act when Han (Alden Ehrenreich) and co. are trying to negotiate a deal with Lando (Donald Glover) for him to join their crew in order to use the Millennium Falcon, Lando perks up when he sees Woody Harrelson’s Tobias Beckett, revealing that Beckett is responsible for the death of Aurra Sing, a Bounty Hunter who first appeared during the Boonta Eve pod race in The Phantom Menace. While we don’t learn much about her death, Beckett confirms it wasn’t his push that killed her, but the fall that did it.

Aurra Sing is a sniper and assassin, as well as a known associate of Jango Fett. In addition to The Phantom Menaces, she also has appearances in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the Darth Maul comic book series.

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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.