Two rising stars and a Wookie

Pressure to ignite a bromance

Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich, far right) is a slum dweller who teams up with robber Beckett (Woody Harrelson, centre) and his wife Val (Thandie Newton).
Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich, far right) is a slum dweller who teams up with robber Beckett (Woody Harrelson, centre) and his wife Val (Thandie Newton). PHOTO: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

Han Solo's love interest in Solo: A Star Wars Story is a brand new character by the name of Qi'ra, played by Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke.

But just as important are the stirrings of bromance between Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and two other well-known characters from the franchise: fellow smuggler Lando Calrissian, played in this instalment by Donald Glover, and the furry grunting creature known as Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 24, 2018, with the headline 'Pressure to ignite a bromance'. Print Edition | Subscribe