there are honest-to-god male youtubers making 20-minute-long screed videos angry that people are starting to ship han and lando and i just……….dudes?????? where have you been?????????? han and lando have been a gays only event since the 1980s?????? do you live under a rock?????? do you seriously think a man with an entire wardrobe of capes is heterosexual??????? do you think gays were just invented in the past 10 years????????? han, lando, i’m so sorry an ugly ass bitch would say that sweetie, oh my god
People still think of Lando as “The Guy Who Betrayed The Trio” and that’s some grade A bull.
I mean what would you do if you had people to protect and Darth Vader, Scariest Dude in the Galaxy, comes marching up to your door with a whole battalion of soldiers? Like? How much choice do you think he actually had here? Not much because Vader literally changes the rules on him every scene they’re together so the deal goes from “Trap the smuggler and his friends” to “Han’s being tortured and frozen in carbonite and taken away and the others that were supposed to be left untouched are also being taken capture indefinitely right now” and Lando has all of no control over any of it.
And then the second he realizes what’s happened he risks everything to help Chewie and Leia out. Leaves his cozy home to help them. Joins the Rebellion? Frees Han? Blows up the second Death Star?
But sure he’s just that sleaze ball who betrayed the gang. Sure.
One thing I loved about Solo is how it restated and confirmed that Han is absolutely /not/ a womanizer : he’s smooth and flirty, but faithful and very much in love with the woman he’s dating, whether it’s Leia or Qi’ra, and all the misogynistic fanboys can shove it.
“We wanted to do something colorful like a Star wars version of a Hawaiian shirt. So in the same way with the pattern on his scarf, I looked to the original trilogy for inspiration and particularly to the Art of Ralph McQuarrie book. In that, I found some great drawings he did of some spaceship-type skiff, that had very bird-like wings. So I used that and created a little scene with two suns over some water and we used that as the repeat pattern.” -Glyn Dillon, Co-costume designer