Solo: A Star Wars Story will probably feature the Kessel Run
Although Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out in just five short months, we still don't know much about the plot. But a recent report indicates we may get to see a storied event in the Star Wars mythology.
Empire has a sneak peek (via ScreenCrush), and it hints that we'll probably see why Han (Alden Ehrenreich) gets kicked out of the Imperial Academy at Carida, how he wins the Millennium Falcon in a Corellian Spike dice game, and the famed Kessel Run that's referenced in the original Star Wars.
"It's part of Solo lore that, as a young gifted pilot, he studied at the Imperial Academy at Carida. Solo is kicked out of the Academy for rescuing Chewbacca from an Imperial Officer, and thus one of cinema's great friendships was formed. Some variation on this is likely in Solo. During shooting additional footage, [director] Ron Howard tweeted a picture of a mine shaft with the caption 'Spicey?' This is most likely a nod to the spice mines of Kessel, a galactic prison where inmates mine a precious spice. It also suggests the Kessel Run, the hyperspace route used by smugglers, will play a part."
The Kessel Run was a hyperspace route used by smugglers to transport spice from the mines of Kessel for the Pyke Syndicate. Solo claimed to have broken the record by making the run in less than 12 parsecs.
Solo: A Star Wars Story, which co-stars Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson, and Emilia Clarke, lands in theaters May 25, 2018.