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This deleted scene from Solo: A Star Wars Story feels like a hat tip to Indiana Jones

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Sep 7, 2018

Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story wasn't a massive hit with critics or at the box office, but it could recoup some of its losses from home video sales. 

Buyers of the Star Wars anthology film on home video will be treated to a slew of special features that include interviews with the cast and crew, behind-the-scenes featurettes that explore some of the movie's biggest set pieces and most exotic locales, and, of course, a litany of deleted scenes.

One such scene is called "Corellian Foot Chase," which extends the sequence at the start of the movie, where Han (Alden Ehrenreich, stepping into Harrison Ford's boots) and Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke) are on the run from Lady Proxima's hooded henchman, Moloch, and his salivating hounds.

USA Today has exclusively released the scene, which finds our two heroes running through a Corellian bazaar of sorts and jumping into a barrel of slippery eels for protection. 

This scene feels like a hat tip to another iconic character played by Harrison Ford, Indiana Jones, because Han (like Indy) is hesitant to get chummy with a bunch of snake-like creatures that resemble eels.

Solo: A Star Wars Story smuggles onto digital platforms on Sept. 14. If you'd prefer a hard copy on your curio shelf, the DVD and Blu-ray editions become available Sept. 25.

Other deleted scenes that you can look forward to are: "Proxima’s Den," "Han Solo: Imperial Cadet," "The Battle of Mimban: Extended," "Han Versus Chewie: Extended," "Snowball Fight!," "Meet Dryden: Extended," and "Coaxium Double-Cross."