Disney and Lucasfilm are quickly turning “Star Wars” into its own cinematic universe. The latest addition to the franchise, “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” further branches out from the core tale of the three movie trilogies, filling in the backstory of Han Solo and adding a lot more to the galaxy far, far away.
“Star Wars” is fast beginning to resemble its counterpart, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is well-known for taking multiple stories and characters and slowly weaving them together into one all-encompassing, linked narrative. And a lot of the time, the MCU brings stories together with its ubiquitous post-credits scenes.
So if “Star Wars” is taking a page from Marvel Studios in widening out the stories that make up its world, does that mean you should expect a post-credits scene at the end of “Solo?”
The answer to that question, in fact, is no. Like the other “Star Wars” movies before it, including the other spin-off story, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” there are no mid- or post-credits scenes on “Solo.” You’re free to head to the bathroom when the credits roll.
That doesn’t mean “Solo” doesn’t have its potential for sequels or other stories that will directly link to it, though. While it’s not clear exactly when “Solo” takes place, comments from Lucasfilm brass put it at least 10 years before “A New Hope.” That’s still a lot of time for Han (Alden Ehrenreich), Chewie (Joonas Suotamo) and Lando (Donald Glover) to get into some adventures before Han and Chewie meet up with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).
The movie teases Han’s interactions with Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine, so there’s a lot to explore there before the gangster and the smuggler eventually have their deadly falling out in the original movie trilogy. “Solo” also introduces a lot more elements to the galaxy, like the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate, which look like they could have an influence on both the Empire and the Rebellion.
22 Times 'Solo' Recycled Moments From the Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy
If you like your “Star Wars” movies packed with references to other “Star Wars” movies, you’re gonna love “Solo”
The new Disney era of "Star Wars" is well known at this point for its incessant nods to old "Star Wars" movies, and "Solo: A Star Wars Story" is the most referential of these movies yet. Below you'll find our list of 22 times "Solo" reused, repurposed or just referenced the original "Star Wars" trilogy.
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