*Caution: Spoilers Ahead! Seriously, if you have not seen Solo: A Star Wars Story but and you do not need some main reveals completely spoiled, do not maintain studying. Not even a bit bit.**
When Alden Ehrenreich stepped into the long-lasting footwear of Han Solo for the action-packed Solo: A Star Wars Story, the younger actor knew he was going to be beneath a whole lot of strain, and can be becoming a member of a film universe greater than arguably every other fandom in movie historical past.
What he did not know, it seems, was who, precisely, can be exhibiting up on the finish of the movie for a mind-blowing twist that additionally proved to be one of many film’s most stunning cameos.
At the tip of Solo, it’s revealed that Emilia Clarke’s character, Qi’ra, has secretly been working for one of many Star Wars franchise’s most iconic villains — Darth Maul.
According to Ehrenreich, he solely came upon about Maul’s inclusion within the movie after they had been “going back and doing a few pick-up [shots].”
“There was a part in the script where it said ‘somebody appears’ and it wouldn’t say who,” the 28-year-old star lately advised ET’s Ash Crossan at a Los Angeles screening of his new warfare drama The Yellow Birds. “So there was a lot of speculation amongst the crew and cast about ‘who is that going to be?’ and then I found out like a few months ago.”
In the movie — which is ready round a decade earlier than the occasions of the unique Star Wars: A New Hope — the red-face, horned villain returns, having survived his seemingly deadly confrontation with Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
Fans who watched the 2 animated Star Wars sequence, The Clone Wars and Rebels, already knew of Maul’s survival and life after being lower in half, however his existence alone was an enormous shock to all followers as his involvement was stored a carefully guarded secret throughout manufacturing and following the film’s launch.
Original star Ray Park reprised the position as effectively, giving it a stunning and thrilling continuity.
Given the huge potential for future Han Solo standalone initiatives, Maul’s involvement begs the query of whether or not or not the charming smuggler will ever get to face off towards the large baddie in a follow-up movie.
Even although Ehrenreich says he does not know for positive, he admitted, “That’d be pretty cool.”
As for doable sequels, the star stated he’d love to only see how all of the interpersonal connections between the characters may develop throughout the span of time not seen within the different movies.
“I think all the relationships, between me and Lando [Calrissian], me and Qi’ra, all those relationships are so dynamic and fun and interesting, I’d love to see how those play out,” he shared.
While his life-and-death adventures in Solo had been crafted with the adventurous, tongue-in-cheek spirit of the beloved sci-fi franchise, his position within the gritty Iraq War drama The Yellow Birdswas a vastly totally different expertise.
In the movie, Ehrenreich stars as a soldier named Brandon Bartle who forges a friendship with fellow soldier Daniel Murphy (Tye Sheridan), and faces the horror, confusion and desperation of warfare.
“Think one of the big takeaways I learned is that unless you actually live the actual thing you kind of have no idea,” Ehrenreich stated of his expertise taking part in a soldier. “We actors did the best job that we could and spent a lot of time trying to understand these people but the element of actually having somebody trying to kill you is not something I think any of us could actually wrap our heads around.”
The actor stated that taking part in that form of position gave him and his co-stars a “deeper sense of gratitude for the people who put themselves in those situations.”
The Yellow Birds is now taking part in on DIRECTV, and in choose theaters and on-demand June 15. Solo: A Star Wars Storyis taking part in in theaters all over the place.
Maul’s look on the finish of Solo mirrors the sudden and mind-blowing cameo made by Darth Vader on the finish of the Star Wars franchise’s earlier standalone movie, Rogue One.
ET spoke with Rogue One star Riz Ahmed final 12 months, and the actor admitted that the surprising look was a shock even for the forged.
“They kept that from us! That was never in the script. We didn’t know about it!” Ahmed stated, explaining that she first came upon about Vader’s epic battle when the forged screened the film for the primary time at Skywalker Ranch earlier than its launch.
“It was the first time we saw it, so it was like, ‘Oh okay, the film’s finished… Darth Vader? Epilogue? Uh… What is going on here?’ And we just all started shouting, and cheering and clapping in a screening room,” he recalled. Check out the video under to listen to extra.