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Solo [Official Info] Paul Bettany (Dryden Vos) in Solo

Discussion in 'Beyond the Saga - Spoilers Allowed' started by Pro Scoundrel , Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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  2. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I wonder if the name Vos is common, and if he's related to Quinlan.
     
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  3. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    That was my first thought when I saw the name. I told you, great minds and all that. :)
     
  4. revan772

    revan772 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Really hoping that is Vos. I have been reading the Dark Horse comics recently, and aside from how great he was in TCW and DD, I am loving him more and more in these comics. I hope this guy helps us learn more about Vos.

    Come to think of it, I remember a story where Han was doing something and saved by a guy who some thought to be a Jedi, even Quinlan Vos. If this is a reference to that even, it would be pretty cool.
     
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  5. Gamma626

    Gamma626 Jedi Master star 4

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    I can't imagine he's related to Vos. The character was originally a motion capture alien before the reshoots.
     
  6. Wildcatbarry

    Wildcatbarry Jedi Master star 4

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    Great actor. Superb choice.

    Only question i have is how was he not known to be in the film before now? Disney tightened up even more?
     
  7. 11-4D

    11-4D Jedi Master star 4

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    We've known ever since he was cast.
     
  8. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Sources told Deadline that Bettany is playing a completely different character from the alien character Michael K Williams was going to play.
    http://deadline.com/2017/09/star-wa...l-bettany-joins-ron-howard-tweets-1202159877/
     
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  9. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, Michael K Williams wasn't available for reshoots, and they were on a time crunch, so they changed the character to human. Ron Howard had worked with Bettany before, and was able to get him in a pinch.
     
  10. Mungo Baobab

    Mungo Baobab Woefully whimsical Whill of New Films star 4 Staff Member Moderator

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    Dryden seems to occupy the Jabba role, or a position within the underworld comparable to Jabba. Though he's glitzy and sophisticated, where Jabba is vile and loathsome. I'd guess that the club-type set is his base of operations.

    The article hints heavily at an appearance by Boba, so perhaps he's working for Dryden?

    "Here’s the successful crime boss. The Godfather. The debonair and sophisticated hoodlum.


    We’ve seen the sleazy take on a gangland chief with Jabba the Hutt, but Vos will give us the handsome version of a figure who has found great success by breaking the rules — but isn’t the kind to get his hands dirty.


    “It’s a sort of combination of class and swagger and real danger which I think is a fun thing, and he absolutely inhabits it,” says Jon Kasdan. “He’s way deeper in the crime world than anyone else that we meet in the movie.”


    While Tobias Beckett is immersed in the underworld, too, “they’re just in slightly different places,” Jon says. “Much like a movie like Layer Cake where you see a Albert Finney type of character who’s a little more advanced.”
     
  11. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    If they say he's "...deeper in the crime world than anyone else that we meet in the movie," then sadly that says (at least to me) that we will not see Jabba in this one. Unless he appears just as like a brief cameo at the end or something. Maybe some people are happy we likely won't see Jabba, but personally I was hoping he'd at least appear...
     
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  12. Mungo Baobab

    Mungo Baobab Woefully whimsical Whill of New Films star 4 Staff Member Moderator

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    Yeah, I agree. I don't think we'll be seeing Jabba.
     
  13. Django Fett

    Django Fett Jedi Master star 4

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    I wonder if the original Alien crime boss was a more Jabba-esque villain, Vos like Jabba seems to get his minions to do his dirty work, it makes me wonder if the original concept was to have Jabba or a Hutt as the king pin?
     
  14. Hopeless

    Hopeless Jedi Master star 4

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    Are we talking related to Quinlan so possibly force sensitive or more like the leader of Black Sun from Shadow of the Empire?
     
  15. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Force Ghost star 6

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    No relation.
     
  16. TadoFett

    TadoFett Jedi Master star 2

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    I doubt there is a relation, but Quinlan was the first thing I thought of when I heard the name. Could be an homage of sorts I suppose.
     
  17. grungebunny

    grungebunny Jedi Master star 2

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    Its also a subtle way of suggesting Luke and Obi Wan's cover is more legit. Here is a Vos not related to that Vos. Not all Kenobis are Obi Wan, Not all Skywalkers are Luke
     
  18. Avnar

    Avnar Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I don't know about this villain... I will obviously wait and see how he is played but his look is as bland a villain as I have seen in SW yet [face_dunno]Nothing interesting about him what so ever... Let's see! :cool: I am curious how the original character looked before the change
     
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  19. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well, maybe LFL consoled Michael K. Williams by telling him he could perhaps be in a future film (possible Solo sequel?) if there's a place for the character, or variation of the character.
     
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  20. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Force Ghost star 6

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    Looking at that pic that R.H. posted of them together a few peeps have speculated that it's Boba in the background top left. Seeing as Vos seems to be a collector of rare and valuable artifacts I would hazard a guess that it's actually a suit of old Mandalorian armour. It appears to be flanked by (unpowered) hand weapons which, I presume, would be ancient Mandalorian as well.
     
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  21. Hopeless

    Hopeless Jedi Master star 4

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    Maybe Boba helps Han so he can reclaim some Mandalorian booty?
     
  22. Avnar

    Avnar Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It would be funny if this guy ends up being Snoke... (They dress similar) Han runs off with his daughter, Qi,ra so Snoke takes Han and Leias son away! :D

    Now...how does he get those injuries?? [face_thinking]
     
  23. The Regular Mustache

    The Regular Mustache Jedi Master star 4

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    That would be a classic Boba Fett move, standing around not doing anything.
     
  24. Django Fett

    Django Fett Jedi Master star 4

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    At least it's 100% more original the Snoke is Plageuis.:p
     
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