Could a Phantom Menace fave be joining Han Solo movie?

Sam Warner
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From Digital Spy

While most fans would not really want to link the new Star Wars movies with the prequels, they may make an exception for this character.

During the Star Wars Celebration events last weekend, it reportedly emerged (via Making Star Wars) that a new character under the name "Dryden Vos" has joined the cast of the upcoming Han Solo movie.

However, some have noticed that the name 'Vos' is shared with prequel-era Jedi Quinlan Vos, who was glimpsed in The Phantom Menace and a prominent character in The Clone Wars.

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[Quinlan Vos, seen in the background with a yellow stripe on his face]

Quinlan has been known to be a bit of a maverick and not play by the rules – something he may have in common with a certain Han Solo?

There's also been suggestion that George Lucas had originally penned a scene involving the yellow-striped Jedi in Revenge of the Sith, which he eventually scrapped.

Lucas did apparently want him to survive Emperor Palpatine's Jedi purge, as he had bigger plans for the character.

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Related: Here's everything you need to know about that Han Solo solo movie

However, producer Kathleen Kennedy has hinted that they may use previously discarded plot lines from a previously planned live action TV series.

"So our attitude [is,] we don't want to throw any of that stuff away. It's gold," she told Slashfilm.

"And it's something we're spending a lot of time looking at, pouring through, discussing, and we may very well develop those things further. We definitely want to."

The as-yet-untitled Han Solo movie, which stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, will be released in 2018.

In the meantime, The Last Jedi (formerly known as Star Wars Episode 8) is out on December 15, 2017. Here's the first trailer:

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