Did Lando Calrissian inadvertently set younger Ben Solo down a really darkish path at a younger age within the present Star Wars cinematic canon? That is the brand new backstory hinted at in an upcoming novel tied into The Pressure Awakens and Star Wars: The Final Jedi. And it provides somewhat little bit of bizarre perception into the early lifetime of Kylo Ren.
As innocuous because it appears, a gift from ‘Uncle Lando’ might have turned an harmless boy down the highway to the darkish facet of the pressure. And it is a bit of lore that sounds funnier than anything. In truth, it is somewhat bit unusual and bizarre. However no extra bizarre than the director sharing a track a couple of cannibalistic Jedi which will or not be Luke Skywalker.
Quite a lot of us have been there earlier than. Childless, a pal or relative has a child. What do you get them for a birthday current? One thing inappropriate, in fact. Maybe not on function, however a very good portion of individuals can establish with gifting the fallacious factor to the fallacious individual. And that is the bizarre thought arrange within the new e-book Aftermath: Empire’s Finish. And it offers us a touch as to why Ben Solo might have gone so Goth.
It appears that evidently within the cinematic Star Wars universe, Lando Calrissian might have given Ben a birthday present that was a vogue gateway into the darkish facet. And no, this is not a joke. The concept is about up that Lando might have given Han and Leia’s child a cape. io9 has an excerpt from the upcoming novel. And the brief glimpse inside these pages reveals that Lando, at one level, was fairly stymied by the thought of getting a baby a birthday present.
Lando returns alongside the enduring facet character Lobot, his loyal assistant first launched on Cloud Metropolis in The Empire Strikes Again. Lobot reminds his boss that he nonetheless must get Han and Leia a gift for his or her marriage ceremony. However Lando is far more all for getting little Ben a present. And he truly says this line, which completely feels like some type of joke being performed on all of us.
“Okay, okay. Shopping for items for a child. Can we get him a cute little cape and a mustache so he seems to be like previous Uncle Lando?”
Now, it is being speculated that Lando shopping for Ben a cape for certainly one of his very first birthday’s helped ship the child down the fallacious highway. Did it have an hostile impact on his psyche? We all know from The Pressure Awakens that Kylo Ren is obsessive about Darth Vader, who all the time wore a cape along with his Sith armor. It isn’t inconceivable to picture that Ben rejected the cape, and being the ‘Uncle’ that he’s, Lando tried to pursued Ben into considering the cape was cool by exhibiting off his personal love for capes.
As a result of it is true. Lando Calrissian is without doubt one of the solely good guys within the Star Wars film canon who wears a full-on cape. There are Jedi robes, however not Jedi capes. Biggs Darklighter did put on a cape in A New Hope, however most followers have by no means seen that deleted footage. Receiving a cape might have despatched some very combined messages about turning into a darkish facet dictator.
It is also simple to think about, in an actual world state of affairs, that Ben rejected the cape, and Lando stated, ‘You realize who wore capes? Your grandfather!’ Opening up a pandora’s field that may’t be closed. ‘Who was my grandfather?’ It could be fairly fascinating if Lando then opened up about Anakin Skywalker and his Sith alter ego, explaining Darth Vader in a approach that maybe would not have been defined to him by his mother and father. Did Lando expose the darkish secret of Ben’s grandfather earlier than Han and Leia had an opportunity to completely clarify it solely in a approach an Uncle may? That’s all very fascinating hypothesis. And it would account for why we have not seen Lando.
It is simple to think about Leia getting mad at Han for Lando’s cape gifting determination and the next Darth Vader dialog that adopted. It is also very simple to learn between the traces, and see that maybe Han and Leia felt Lando was a foul affect on the delicate younger boy with pressure delicate powers. Maybe it is all somewhat to Seinfeldian in its comedic nature. Nevertheless it is also very on level.
The truth that Lando is gifting Kylo Ren a cape might, maybe, be one of many defining moments in Ben Solo’s backstory. The excerpt from Empire’s Finish would not give away what Lando ultimately gifted Ben for his birthday, or what he obtained Han and Leia as a marriage present, which might have led to his exile.
The e-book itself goes onto clarify how Lando Calrissian and Lobot took again Cloud Metropolis and even contains the road, ‘Lobot, we’re dwelling.’ A direct reference to Han Solo and Chewbacca coming aboard the Millennium Falcon in The Pressure Awakens. Bespin is in disarray when the pair returns. And Lando is about on reestablishing his empire. Right here is the e-book’s official synopsis.
“EVERY END IS A NEW BEGINNING. As the ultimate showdown between the New Republic and the Empire attracts close to, all eyes flip to a once-isolated planet: Jakku. The Battle of Endor shattered the Empire, scattering its remaining forces throughout the galaxy. However the months following the Rise up’s victory haven’t been simple. The fledgling New Republic has suffered a devastating assault from the Imperial remnant, forcing the brand new democracy to escalate their hunt for the hidden enemy. For her position within the lethal ambush, Grand Admiral Rae Sloane is probably the most needed Imperial warfare prison, and one-time insurgent pilot Norra Wexley, again in service at Leia’s pressing request, is main the hunt. However extra than simply loyalty to the New Republic drives Norra ahead: Her husband was became a murderous pawn in Sloane’s assassination plot, and now she needs vengeance as a lot as justice. However Sloane, too, is on a livid quest: pursuing the treacherous Gallius Rax to the barren planet Jakku. Because the true mastermind behind the Empire’s devastating assault, Rax has led the Empire to its defining second. The crafty strategist has gathered the highly effective remnants of the Empire’s warfare machine, making ready to execute the late Emperor Palpatine’s remaining plan. Because the Imperial fleet orbits Jakku, an armada of Republic fighters closes in to complete what started at Endor. Norra and her crew soar into the center of an apocalyptic conflict that can depart land and sky alike scorched. And the way forward for the galaxy will lastly be determined.”
The synopsis would not even point out Lando by title. However we’ll definitely be taught extra about what turned of him following the occasions of Return of the Jedi, a film that did not embrace an look by Lobot. It is predicted that we’ll be taught extra about Lando’s present whereabouts within the new novel, which hits retailer cabinets on February 21. From the sounds of it, he constructed Cloud Metropolis right into a refuge for immigrants turning into the anti-Donald Trump along with his luxurious resort that caters to all aliens. If Lando did not get exiled for giving the fallacious birthday present to Kylo, it is also doable that he is nonetheless simply hanging out on Cloud Metropolis. Which suggests Star Wars 9 could also be making a return to that iconic location. Nevertheless this all works out, it is good to know that Lando remains to be hanging across the galaxy along with his previous pal Lobot.
Billy Dee Williams has not been confirmed to return in Star Wars: The Final Jedi and it would not sound like he has a cameo both. However a younger Lando will return in Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, performed at a youthful age by Donald Glover in a narrative that takes place 10 years earlier than A New Hope.