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Tango0108 Feb 2018 8:45 p.m. PST

…Early years.

"This week, we finally got our first look at Solo: A Star Wars Story, an exploration of how a young smuggler became one of the galaxy's finest pilots, and a future rebel hero. But it's far from the first time Star Wars material has attempted to explore the past of Corellia's most famous son. Here's Solo: A Star Wars Story, according to the old Expanded Universe.

The childhood of the Expanded Universe's Han Solo will have at least a little in common with what we'll see in Solo: A Star Wars Story—a life in petty crime that starts young. In the EU, Han was orphaned at a very early age and left to fend for himself on the streets of Corellia, where he was picked up by a seedy criminal named Garris Shrike. Shrike, Corellia's own Dickensian Fagin, oversaw unscrupulous operations out of a ship called the Trader's Luck, using kids like Han to run scams. Thievery and conning weren't the only skills Han would learn under Shrike's tutelage—the Trader's Luck's cook, Dewlanna, would teach Han the Wookiee language and raise him like her own son…"
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