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Explore the World of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ – New Facts About the Making of the Movie and a Fun Quiz

Discussion in 'Solo' started by SWNN Probe, Sep 27, 2018.

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    Solo: A Star Wars Story is now available to own but the treats just keep on coming! We were sent a press release loaded with additional facts about the making of the movie which includes a 'by the numbers' section, followed by a 30 question quiz about the movie! How well do you know Solo: A Star Wars Story? Ready to become an expert? Let's make the jump to hyperspace...punch it Chewie!

    <p style='text-align: center;']FUN FACTS</p>


    • Han’s speeder is dressed with items as diverse as a Morris Minor bonnet hinge, a set of baguette warmers and a re-fuelling nozzle from a Vickers VC10 aircraft.
    • The 1960s-style chrome bezels and switchgear for the dashboard were purchased at a second-hand auto parts sale.
    • The final design of the white stripes on Han’s speeder were the result of almost 100 variations of width, shape, length, color and position!
    • For stunt work, two of Han’s speeders were built on a custom-built chassis with a V8 engine, allowing them to reach over 100 mph!
    • During the shoot, more than 80 tires were used on the two stunt-driving speeders due to wear and tear.
    • Two of Moloch’s speeders were also built on a custom-built chassis with a V8 engine.
    • There is a real air intake from a helicopter incorporated into the Moloch vehicle grille design.
    • Three electric tugs were built, incorporating some triangular flood defense barriers for their front bodywork, which were obtained from a government surplus supplier.
    • The tugs were christened Huey, Dewey and Louie, after the Disney cartoon ducks because they looked quite like ducks. Their names are written in Aurebesh on the fronts.
    • A speeder that appears in the background in Corellia is very well traveled. It first appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Abu Dhabi; it was then revamped and traveled to Iceland for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and was then revamped for a second time and shipped to the U.K. for this film.
    • A Corellian factory vehicle and a mining vehicle in Kessel use a similar engine component to that which appears on Rey’s speeder in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
    • During the kit-bashing process, as part of the skiff design, parts of Anakin’s podracer were used on the concept model. When this model was scaled-up, these design details were also scaled up and can be seen on the finished vehicle.
    • The engine surrounds on the skiffs are actually made from the chrome wheel trims from a 1966 Singer Chamois car.



    • The bridges in the frontier town of Fort Ypso were made “wobbly” using springs from a Land Rover.
    • The exterior Millennium Falcon build weighs 31 tons and has to be moved around using two cranes.
    • The interior Millennium Falcon set on C stage took three months to build. It is the largest interior Falcon set ever made on any Star Wars film due to the addition of new areas.
    • On the Interior Millennium Falcon cockpit set, rear projection screens have been utilized so that the actors can see and react to pre-designed animations flying and entering hyperspace!



    • Over 500 designs for the creatures were produced in the design process for the film.
    • Six Eyes is the most sophisticated mechanical head ever produced. It has 50 servos inside the head with on-board intelligence.
    • This is the first film to feature Chewbacca in a lead role, so to achieve this level of on-screen action, production produced eight suits and 10 heads.



    • Nine copies of Beckett’s rifle were made. It is the rifle that ultimately becomes Han’s pistol.
    • Beckett, played by Woody Harrelson, has two pistols in the film. There are 10 copies of each one for various purposes, such as soft ones for the fight scenes.
    • Enfys Nest’s chainsaw pike had 14 copies of it made from a stunt version to ones that open. One version was even made with pyrotechnic capabilities.
    • There are 25 pairs of the iconic gold dice that hang in the Millennium Falcon. Three of these were made by Tiffany.
    • An R2 unit was turned into a BBQ fire pit for one of the scenes.
    • Moloch’s staff features a carving of many faces; one of these faces has glasses on as the designer decided to carve his own face into the staff.
    • In Dryden’s yacht there are display cabinets, and among all of the treasures in them are some that might be recognized from another film franchise: “Indiana Jones.” There are the Sankara Stones from “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” the fertility idol from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and also the Holy Grail itself.
    • Over a hundred E-11 mudtrooper blasters were made for the battlefield scenes on Mimban.



    • The visual effects crew spent approximately 44 hours of airtime in helicopters in the Dolomites and Fuerteventura scouting, shooting plates and photo-modeling.
    • They also measured and mapped the interior and exterior of Fawley Power Station and most of the surrounding site with sophisticated laser scanning equipment (Lidar). Around 200 acres in total!
    • The visual effects team digitally scanned over 500 characters, props and sets.
    • The on-set data wrangling team captured photo reference (still images), witness camera data (small video cameras), and set survey data along with other reference information. This data will total about 40TB, which will be sent to Industrial Light &amp; Magic, who will use the data to assist in creating the visual effects shots for the movie.


    <p style='text-align: center;']SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY IN NUMBERS</p>

    With the in-home release of Solo: A Star Wars Story about to take a lightspeed leap into homes, we step behind the camera to bring you these number-crunching facts on the galactic adventures of the beloved space scoundrel, Han Solo.


    <p style='text-align: center;']THE ULTIMATE QUIZ ON SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY</p>

    To celebrate the in-home release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm have compiled the ultimate movie quiz for Star Wars super-fans. Is the Force on your side? Put yourself to the test with these tricky galactic teasers…

    <p style='text-align: center;']SECTION #1: A LONG TIME AGO, IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY… </p>

    A Hutt-sized collection of questions based on Solo: A Star Wars Story.


    Who is the first character audiences see in Solo: A Star Wars Story?


    What is the color of Han Solo’s lucky dice?


    What is Beckett’s first name?


    Which character is described as ‘The Beast’ in the movie?


    Which Star Wars character wants to open up a cantina with their share of the loot?


    There’s an Ardennian pilot in the movie. How many arms does he have?


    Which character is traveling on his star yacht when we first meet him?


    Who is the most amazing woman Lando Calrissian has ever known?


    Which two characters are sent off to be clipped and tagged in the movie?

    QUESTION #10

    How old is Chewbacca in Solo: A Star Wars Story?

    QUESTION #11

    Which character uses a ‘custom cape’ to put out a fire on the Millennium Falcon?

    QUESTION #12

    According to Han Solo, what is the name of the best street racer on Corellia?

    QUESTION #13

    Han Solo says the team did the Kessel Run in how many parsecs?

    QUESTION #14

    What is the color of the lightsaber fans see at the end of the movie?


    <p style='text-align: center;']SECTION #2: THE NAME GAME!</p>

    Can you tackle these tricky brainteasers? Hint: The answers to these questions are all names!


    What is the name of the mysterious leader of the Cloud-Riders?


    Star Wars icon Warwick Davis plays a character in the movie. Can you name him?


    What is the name of the card game in Solo: A Star Wars Story?


    A father and son duo are the movie’s screenwriters. What are their names?


    Can you name the actor who plays a character named Tak in the movie?

    <p style='text-align: center;']SECTION #3: PLANETARY PROBLEMS!</p>

    Your third mission involves these interplanetary puzzles…


    Can you name the mining planet where Han Solo grew up?


    What’s the name of the muddy planet where Han Solo first meets Beckett?


    The movie’s epic train heist takes place on which planet?


    What is the name of the desert planet in the movie?


    The spice mines in the movie can be found on which planet?


    <p style='text-align: center;']SECTION #4: WHO SAID WHAT?</p>

    The final task… Can you match the movie quote to the correct character in Solo: A Star Wars Story?


    Han Solo
    Lando Calrissian
    Dryden Vos

    QUOTE #1

    “I don’t think I’m ever gonna learn!”

    QUOTE #2

    “You might want to buckle up, baby!”

    QUOTE #3

    “You just made a clicking sound with your mouth!”

    QUOTE #4

    “I’m sure you’ve noticed that Lando has feelings for me!”

    QUOTE #5

    “He is arrogant and he is hungry!”

    <p style='text-align: center;'] THE ANSWERS!</p>


    QUESTION #1: Han Solo
    QUESTION #2: Gold
    QUESTION #3: Tobias
    QUESTION #4: Chewbacca
    QUESTION #6: Rio Durant
    QUESTION #7: Four
    QUESTION #8: Dryden Vos
    QUESTION #9: His mother
    QUESTION #10: Han Solo and Chewbacca
    QUESTION #11: 190 years old
    QUESTION #12: Qi’ra
    QUESTION #13: Needles
    QUESTION #14: 12 parsecs
    QUESTION #15: Red


    QUESTION #1: Enfys Nest
    QUESTION #2: Weazel
    QUESTION #3: Sabacc
    QUESTION #4: Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan
    QUESTION #5: Anthony Daniels


    QUESTION #1: Corellia
    QUESTION #2: Mimban
    QUESTION #3: Vandor
    QUESTION #4: Savareen
    QUESTION #5: Kessel


    QUOTE #1: Han Solo
    QUOTE #2: Lando Calrissian
    QUOTE #3: Lady Proxima
    QUOTE #4: L3-37
    QUOTE #5: Dryden Vos

    <p style='text-align: center;']THE RESULTS ARE IN! HOW DID YOU DO? </p>

    If you correctly answered 21-30 questions…
    Congratulations, space ace! You’re definitely top of the class when it comes to Star Wars, Han Solo and the Kessel Run. Why not reward yourself with a viewing of your favorite film. What’s that? Solo: A Star Wars Story, of course!

    If you correctly answered 11-20 questions…
    The Force is definitely strong with this one. Great work! You certainly know a lot about Han, Chewie, Lando and Qi’ra – but if you want to call yourself a true Star Wars fan, you’ll have to do a little more research and try again. May the Force be with you.

    If you correctly answered 0-10 questions…
    Oh dear! Did you spend too much time laughing at L3-37’s witty one-liners instead of concentrating on the movie? You’re not the most sharp-eyed viewer of Solo: A Star Wars Movie – but don’t let that worry you. Try again and we’re sure you’ll beat your old score with ease.

    To cool down from that quiz which at times may have been more intense than the Kessel Run, check out this brief video 'Star Wars Knowledge' which shows both Lawrence and Jon Kasdan's perspectives, both now being a part of the Star Wars family and legacy.


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