Day 3 of Entertainment Weekly’s exclusive coverage of Solo: A Star Wars Story starts off with a deeper dive into three shady characters – Woody Harrelson’s Tobias Beckett, Thandie Newton’s Val, and Paul Bettany’s Dryden Vos.
Each of these characters (their names were officially revealed earlier this week) has components to the fabric of their being that may not make them suitable entries on your holiday guest list.
Oh, and be sure to check out how Anthony Breznican ends this article. Quite a tease going on there my friends…
“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.”
“She’s tied to Beckett, that’s how Han meets Val,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “They’ve been partners a long time.”
Jon Kasdan calls Val “part of the criminal family that Han gets involved in.”
Here’s the successful crime boss. The Godfather. The debonair and sophisticated hoodlum.
We’ve seen the sleazy take on a gangland chief with Jabba the Hutt, but Vos will give us the handsome version of a figure who has found great success by breaking the rules – but isn’t the kind to get his hands dirty.
“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.”
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