The name of the villain from the upcoming Star Wars spin-off, Solo: A Star Wars Story, was officially confirmed as Enfys Nest at a Denny’s marketing event earlier today.
In addition to a new commercial, Denny’s revealed a new Star Wars inspired menu as well as a new set of Topps trading cards that fans will have their chance to collect at the restaurant. Proceeds from the cards will go towards the charity No Kid Hungry to help fight child hunger. The cards themselves revealed several new characters from the spin-off, along with the confirmation of the villain’s name.
The name itself has been floating around for several weeks. Leaked toy images recently surfaced, revealing the villain as the leader of a gang called the Cloud-Riders, who were a Swoop gang that first appeared in the eighth issue of the now Legends Marvel Star Wars comic, Star Wars 8: Eight for Aduba-3. Character details for Enfys Nest are being kept under wraps officially, however, the film’s trailer and Super Bowl spot did reveal the character to be facing off against Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson) during the film’s train heist sequence, as well as in a Western showdown with Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) himself.
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Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo along with Joonas Suotomo as Chewbacca and Donald Glover as the young Lando Calrissian. The cast also includes 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 hits theaters on May 25, 2018.