Solo: A Star Wars Story enhances Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Photo Credit: [Star Wars: The Last Jedi] Lucasfilm

The dice of Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story

Rian Johnson made it a point to focus on a particular set of dice throughout Star Wars: The Last Jedi but didn’t quite tell the (fly) casual fan who they belonged to. The diehards knew they belonged to Han Solo himself — may he Rest in Peace — with that pair of dice first seen (briefly) hanging on the Falcon’s cockpit dashboard in Star Wars: A New Hope. 

Han’s lucky charm is also seen prominently in Solo: A Star Wars Story, a symbol of good luck and fortune for the young man. Of camera and revealed in the Visual Guide for Solo: A Star Wars Story, Han used his dice to change their luck during his epic game of Sabacc with Lando Calrissian.

In the Correlian Spike variation of the card game, a player can mix up the deck and cards in all the player’s hands, if they roll doubles. Evidently, that’s what happened during this particular fated Sabacc contest.

While watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi, seeing Han’s dice hit me right in the gut with them feels, that only Star Wars dishes out — especially with Han now one with the Force.

So, when Leia and Luke honor Han at the end of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it means even more once Kylo Ren picks up the keepsake for himself. A token once symbolizing good fortune and hope, now portrays Kylo Ren’s lack of such things.

Or, could there be hope just yet for the young (Ben) Solo? Will he embrace his father’s heart that is deep inside of him, once again?