Solo: A Star Wars Story Easter eggs found on the yacht of Dryden Vos reveal intricacies of the Force and deep cut Star Wars references.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is a love letter from the Lucasfilm story group, Ron Howard, and the Kasdans to the hardcore Star Wars fans, providing many intricacies that only die hard’s would recognize.
We’ve already composed a list of the initial Solo: A Star Wars Story Easter eggs found, but come to find out, there are many more hidden ones that took a little while longer to uncover.
Thanks to the Solo: A Star Wars Story Visual Guide, the Star Wars Show, and io9.gizmodo.com for doing all of the heavy-lifting in finding these deep cut Star Wars Easter eggs, explicitly found within the study on the yacht of Dryden Vos — the (apparent) leader of the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate.
Spoilers are ahead for Solo: A Star Wars Story, but if you haven’t it seen by now, what are you doing with your life?
Photo Credit: [Solo: A Star Wars Story]Lucasfilm/The Star Wars ShowThe image here is of the Dancing Goddess, a nod to the 1980s Star Wars Marvel Comics series. It was more than a collectible but combined with other artifacts of its kind, offered great power and protection to whoever possessed it.
In Star Wars Legends, it’s owners included:
- Doda Bodonawieedo
- Jabba The Hutt
- Lando Calrissian
- Prince Xizor
Now, within the Star Wars canon, it belongs to Qi’ra, who took possession of it and the entire yacht after killing Dryden Vos. I’m eager to see what new Star Wars stories we get on Qi’ra and her past and future working more closely with the former Sith Lord.
Will she survive or is she in fact responsible for his future exile on the Sith world of Malachor? Who else wants more Maul and Qi’ra in future Star Wars content? I know I do! Bring it on, Lucasfilm, we need more Qi’ra and Maul!
Photo Credit: [Solo: A Star Wars Story]Lucasfilm/The Star Wars ShowDryden Vos is well aware of Galactic history and owns this Mandalorian armor from the days of the “Old Republic.” It’s unknown if it’s from the era of the Jedi/Mandalorian Wars from the ancient Old Republic or a reference to that of the times closer to the Clone Wars era.
If it’s the latter, it could be a relic from the Death Watch, which Maul has a close connection with during the Clone Wars era.
Photo Credit: [Solo: A Star Wars Story]Lucasfilm/The Star Wars Show The skull seen above is the cover for the Star Wars Legends novel Han Solo and the Lost Legacy by author Brian Daley. In the story, it’s a lost treasure that Han and Chewie are looking to collect.
In Solo: A Star Wars Story, Han Solo destroys it during his fight with Dryden Vos.
Photo Credit: [Solo: A Star Wars Story]Lucasfilm/The Star Wars ShowWe saved the best for last, with this Star Wars goodie. According to the Solo: A Star Wars Story visual guide, this is a reconstructed Sith Holocron in which Dryden Vos plans on giving to a benefactor. Mmm. I wonder who that is?
We also learn from the same guide that Dryden Vos recovered fragments from an ancient Sith temple and it’s likely he’s recovered other items for Maul, who is looking to discover intricacies of the Force to rule to the galaxy and seek revenge against Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Dryden Vos has also collected mementos from different cultures and does not care about ruining the ancient history of the planets they originate from — where it’s hinted that he even uses violence to take possesion of such collector’s items.
What a guy, huh? He fits in with the Crime Lord he works under, that’s for sure!
Solo: A Star Wars Story is currently playing in theaters, worldwide — and be sure to look for this nifty Star Wars Easter eggs the next time you watch the movie.