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Bink Otauna was a human male[1] who served as a lieutenant[2] in the Galactic Empire.[1] Han Solo once attempted to befriend both him and Tag Greenley, but eventually determined that the pair was too much of a colossal screwup to be worth hanging around with. Otauna and Greenley were later present during an Imperial tribunal on Carida conducted to review Solo's actions during an assault by raiders on Onyx Squadron.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

Howard with Toby Hefferman and Jon Kasdan

Bink Otauna was originally a character appearing in the Star Wars Infinities comic series Star Wars: Tag & Bink, and was created by Kevin Rubio. Toby Hefferman portrayed Bink (alongside Jon Kasdan as Tag) in a deleted scene from the 2018 film Solo: A Star Wars Story.[3] The scene featuring them was cut from the finished version of the film despite Kasdan's objection. They appeared working menial security jobs when Han Solo was brought before the disciplinary committee at the Carida Academy.[4] Although the scene was always present since the film's first screenplay draft, director Ron Howard was forced to cut the scene because it was deemed unnecessary.[5]

The 2018 canon reference book, Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide by Pablo Hidalgo, confirmed Bink's first and last name.[1]

Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition by Mur Lafferty restored the deleted scene from the film, while providing further insights about Solo's previous interactions with the duo.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition
  3. TwitterLogo.svg Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) on Twitter: "Thank You, Kevin. I'm a huge fan and I had to get 'em in there, and then had to play it myself (with Toby Hefferman) to do it justice" (backup link)
  4. TwitterLogo.svg Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) on Twitter: "Sadly, #Tag&Bink were left on the cutting room floor despite my strong objection. Look for them in the deleted scenes. They were there, working menial security jobs when Han was brought before the disciplinary committee at the Imperial Academy at Carida." (content obsolete and backup link not available)
  5. Schmidt, JK: Why Tag and Bink Were Cut from Solo (2018-05-26). ComicBook. comicbook.com. Archived from the original on November 16, 2018.
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