New Details On The Criminals Of Solo: A Star Wars Story
09 Feb. 2018

New Details On The Criminals Of Solo: A Star Wars Story

Entertainment Weekly continued their coverage of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” today with an article that focuses on the three main criminals we’ll meet in the film. Tobias Beckett, Val, and Dryden Vos. Played by Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, and Paul Bettany.

You can check the new details given about the three characters from the filmmakers to Entertainment Weekly below:

Tobias Beckett:

“Well, he really shapes Han really more than anybody, as Han comes to realize that in a lawless time he needs to try to come to terms with some kind of moral code,” says director Ron Howard.

“He is a very tough criminal,” Lawrence Kasdan says of Beckett. “And, as you might think with Woody, who has enormous humanity, it’s not just that.”

“Han sort of forces himself into Woody’s life,” Lawrence Kasdan says. “It starts a relationship that has enormous impact on what kind of person Han will be.”


She’s tied to Beckett, that’s how Han meets Val,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “They’ve been partners a long time.”

She’s not impressed with the Corellian pilot. “I will say at first glance, doesn’t necessarily have total faith in Han — as a lot of people he meets in his life tend to feel about him,” Jon Kasdan says. “She’s a little skeptical of this kid when she meets him. And her relationship with him goes in, I think, an … interesting direction.”

Dryden Vos:

It’s a sort of combination of class and swagger and real danger which I think is a fun thing, and he absolutely inhabits it,” says Jon Kasdan. “He’s way deeper in the crime world than anyone else that we meet in the movie.”

While Tobias Beckett is immersed in the underworld, too, “they’re just in slightly different places,” Jon says. “Much like a movie like Layer Cake where you see a Albert Finney type of character who’s a little more advanced.”

The galactic crime realm isn’t a place where people concern themselves with titles, though. “There’s no hierarchy,” Jon Kasdan says. “There are some that are in power, and there’s some that are scrambling to stay alive.”

The article also mentioned that while Dryden Vos shares the same last name as Jedi Quinlan Vos, there is no connections between the two characters, and that their names being the same was just a coincidence. So there’s one bit of speculation we can already rule out.

Be sure to check out the full article over at Entertainment Weekly.

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