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Top 10 Easter Eggs You Missed In Solo A Star Wars Story

VO: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Nick Spake
We don’t know about you, but we have an excellent feeling about this! Welcome to and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Easter Eggs in Solo: A Star Wars Story. For this list, we’re taking a look at references, plot details, and cameos you might’ve missed in this Han Solo origin story. If you haven’t seen the film yet, consider this your spoiler alert. Written Nick Spake

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We don’t know about you, but we have an excellent feeling about this! Welcome to and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Easter Eggs in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

For this list, we’re taking a look at references, plot details, and cameos you might’ve missed in this Han Solo origin story. If you haven’t seen the film yet, consider this your spoiler alert.

#10: Tamtel Skreej Disguise

During the Kessel heist, Han and his crew disguise themselves as slavers in order to fit in. Woody Harrelson’s Tobias Beckett can notably be seen wearing a mask made of Gondar tusks. If this getup looks familiar, that’s because it’s the same costume Lando Calrissian wore in “Return of the Jedi.” Assuming the alias of Tamtel Skreej, Lando kept his face mostly concealed while infiltrating Jabba the Hutt’s palace in an effort to free Han. It’s good to know that this disguise came in handy for our heroes more than once. As far as fashion goes, though, Lando should just stick to his closet of capes.

#9: Han’s Imperial Origin

In the beginning of “Solo,” our titular hero signs up with the Galactic Empire in order to escape his pursuers. Although Han has high hopes of becoming a pilot, he winds up working as an Imperial serviceman on the planet Mimban. Han’s luck turns around when he encounters a Wookiee named Chewbacca, who he frees from captivity. The canon version of Han and Chewie’s first meeting is actually quite similar to the one introduced in the original Expanded Universe. While it doesn’t play out the exact same way, the “Star Wars Legends” version also sees Han enlisting for Imperial service. After stopping a Commander from torturing Chewie, Han leaves the Empire and a beautiful friendship begins.

#8: Han vs. Han

Han Solo is not only one of the most iconic characters in a galaxy far, far away, but in all of cinema. So, it’s pretty funny to think that some casual audience members can't seem to get his name right even after all these years. In the films, most people correctly pronounce his name as Han (Hon). Every once and a while, however, somebody will slipup and accidentally call him Han (hAn). Lando in particular seems to prefer calling his old buddy Han (hAn) rather than Han (Hon). The filmmakers poke fun at this in “Solo” when Lando and Han first meets Han, and condescendingly messes up his name on purpose.

#7: Lando’s Gambling

Lando spends a good portion of this movie at the card table, showcasing his early days as a charming gambler. While he ultimately loses the Millennium Falcon to Han, Lando still walks away a big winner… quite literally! Lando notes that he actually won the deed to an entire moon, which is exactly how he gained control of Cloud City later in his life. The crafty card player also mentions that he doesn’t like mining, which is ironic when you consider the fact that Cloud City is one of several Tibanna gas mining colonies on the planet Bespin. Lando likely could’ve just sold control of Cloud City, but the title of Baron Administrator probably sounded too enticing.

#6: The Millennium Falcon’s Transformation

When we first see the Falcon in “Solo,” it appears much cleaner and sleeker than you might recall. The most evident difference is the bow of the Falcon, which has an escape pod installed. This plays an integral part during the Kessel Run, although not in the way you might think. Lando also mentions that he made several modifications, most notably equipping a satellite dish and a turbo laser on the bottom. Of course, the laser is destroyed as our heroes thwart off TIE fighters and – in a subtle nod to “Return of the Jedi” – the dish gets stripped away via gravity well, hence why the Falcon looks different in the OG “Star Wars” trilogy.

#5: The Cargo Container

Throughout “Solo,” we see our young protagonist pick up all the tools and skills he’ll need to become a scruffy-looking smuggler. Han’s primary mission in the film revolves around coaxium, a valuable starship fuel that could either give the Empire an extra boost or help jumpstart a rebellion. To hide the coaxium, Han and his crew use cargo containers that you might recognize. Han goes on to use the Falcon’s secret compartments for many of his future smuggling jobs. They prove especially beneficial in “A New Hope” when the Falcon gets caught in the Death Star’s tractor beam and our heroes take cover to hide from Imperial scanners.

#4: Qi’ra’s Fighting Style

The latest in a long line of badass female characters, Qi’ra can both talk and fight her way out of a sticky situation. When asked about the combat moves she demonstrates during the Kessel heist, she says that it’s called Teräs Käsi. This fighting style originally appeared in the Expanded Universe, playing a key role in various comics and video games. This isn’t the first time Teräs Käsi has been exhibited in the official cannon, as the Elite Praetorian Guard tasked with guarding Supreme Leader Snoke in “The Last Jedi” are also trained in this martial art. Now if only we could get a “Masters of Teräs Käsi” reboot with Qi’ra as a playable character.

#3: Aurra Sing

For those who have only seen the “Star Wars” movies, the name Aurra Sing probably won’t ring any bells. Anyone who has done their homework, however, will know that Aurra, like many EU characters, essentially started out as a background character before becoming a more prominent figure in the Expanded Universe. This bounty hunter has also been featured in the official “Star Wars” canon, teaming up with Boba Fett during the Clone Wars in a revenge plot to assassinate Mace Windu. In “Solo,” Lando mentions that Beckett was responsible for killing Aurra Sing. Well, technically he just pushed her and it was the fall that killed her. We’d love to see a spin-off comic depicting that confrontation!

#2: The Gold Dice

Han’s golden dice are one of the most significant symbols in “Solo.” These lucky charms were initially seen hanging in the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit in “A New Hope,” referencing George Lucas’ previous film, “American Graffiti.” While the dice were missing in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi,” they eventually resurfaced in “The Last Jedi.” During the final act, Luke reunites with Leia and hands her Han’s dice… well, technically a projection of the dice. When Kylo Ren stumbles upon the chance cubes later on, he’s forced to reflect on how his father died. Through their appearance in “Solo,” the dice are given more weight within the “Star Wars” lore.

#1: Darth Maul

After Obi-Wan Kenobi chopped Darth Maul in half, audiences assumed that they had seen the last of the villain. When Maul made a comeback in “The Clone Wars” animated series, though, it opened the door for him to return in other “Star Wars” projects. Nevertheless, his cameo in “Solo” still came as a total surprise. Once Qi’ra seizes control from Dryden Vos, she doesn’t hesitate to contact Maul, who is now sporting a pair of cybernetic legs. While the scene doesn’t last long, it could be hinting at more appearances from Maul in the future. We’d definitely be down for a Darth Maul spin-off building up to his last stand in “Star Wars Rebels.”

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