For other uses, see Korso (disambiguation).

Korso was a human male[2] criminal who provided muscle for Tobias Beckett's gang. On the planet Mimban, he disguised himself in stolen Imperial swamp trooper armor, an Imperial fleet trooper helmet, and an Imperial officer greatcoat.[3] He helped Beckett to infiltrate the Imperial Army in exchange for passage off Mimban. He was killed by a Mimbanese during the Mimban Campaign.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Korso was played by New Zealand actor John Tui in the 2018 Star Wars Anthology film Solo: A Star Wars Story.[4] According to screenwriter Jon Kasdan, Tui's performance was great, but given the hectic environment of the scene, it became confusing to introduce Korso as he was going to immediately get killed off. The sequence of Korso's death is featured in the film's Deleted Scenes. The character's original logic, as a larger man, was that Beckett's gang had lost their muscle and Beckett saw Chewbacca as a useful replacement.[5] An early version of the Solo script had Korso as Lando Calrissian's older brother.[6]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Solo: A Star Wars Story
  3. 3.0 3.1 Solo: A Star Wars Story Ultimate Sticker Collection
  4. Solo: A Star Wars Story credits
  5. TwitterLogo.svg Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) on Twitter: "In honor of the digital release of #SoloAStarWarsStory & in lieu of a commentary, here are 53 random factoids & notes about the making & writing for anybody who's interested. If you haven't seen the movie yet... maybe watch it before reading? Anyway, enjoy the movie & #MTFBWY" (screenshot)
  6. TwitterLogo.svg Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) on Twitter: "KORSO. The muscle in Beckett's crew who died in battle shortly after they crash-landed on Mimban. Korso was in every draft of the script (including an early version where he was Lando's big brother) and every cut of the movie 'til just before lock when he was removed to simplify." (backup link)