Entertainment Weekly is featuring Solo: A Star Wars Story on their cover, and with this revealed some new facts about the film and its development. Here are some highlights:
The train seen in the Super Bowl ad is called the Conveyex and contains something that Han has to steal.
The droid seen saluting Lando in the teaser is his sidekick named L3-37 and is played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge through motion capture.
Han Solo will connect with various forms of scoundrels including Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson), Val (Thandie Newton), and gangster Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany).
George Lucas visited the set for 5 hours and ended up giving director Ron Howard an idea on something to do in the scene.
Harrison Ford helped new Solo actor Alden Ehrenreich understand the character:
“What [Ford] did so beautifully for Alden was he talked a lot about what he remembered when he first read Star Wars, and what George had done with Han. Who the character was and the conversations he had for so many years with George about how that character developed,” Kennedy says. “He gave Alden that kind of insight which was invaluable. There were several times in the course of making the movie where Alden would actually recount some of the things that Harrison had pointed out. I think that was really, really helpful to him.”