What’s a Star Wars film these days without a little cross-canon love? The latest trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story debuted online a few days ago and churned up plenty of talk about what fans can look forward to in this next Star Wars standalone.
From long-heralded moments of a young Han Solo meeting Chewbacca to winning the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian in a card game and becoming the beloved smuggler/scoundrel who eventually helped save the Rebel Alliance in the original blockbuster, it's all there.
While Solo is clearly set in the years leading up to A New Hope, Lucasfilm has been vague about whether its story has any overlap with 2016’s Rogue One — until now.
That’s because more than a few eagle-eyed fans have detected what looks to be a Rogue One easter egg hidden in the teaser: a stealth cameo of Tam Posla, a bounty hunter who appeared in the previous non-Skywalker saga outing.
Who is Tam Posla, you might ask?
The character briefly turned up in Rogue One walking through the Holy City of Jedha and wasn’t even mentioned by name. But it was in the Star Wars tie-in Rogue One’s Ultimate Visual Guide and Marvel's Star Wars: Doctor Aphra comic books where we learned more about him: an ex-lawman from the Milvayne Authority turned bounty hunter on the trail of Ponda Baba and Dr. Evazan.
Jedha, of course, was a key location in Rogue One where Jyn Erso, Cassian, and K-2SO go to learn more about the Death Star, whereupon the cool-looking Tam Posla is first spotted in a crowd — a debut similar to the way fans buzzed about Boba Fett’s debut in The Empire Strikes Back.
In the Solo trailer, if one were to look closely at the 58-second mark, you can just make out Tam in the background as Han leans over a Sabacc table in a dark gambling den and asks Lando whether any of the stories he’s heard about him are true.
No word whether Tam Posla plays a bigger role in the movie than serving as an easter egg apparently designed to knit the Star Wars universe more closely together.
We’ll just have to wait and see when Solo hits theaters on May 25, 2018.