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For other uses, see Needles (disambiguation).
"A little something I picked up from my pal, Needles, best street racer in all of Corellia. Till he crashed and died, doing this."
―Han Solo, before attempting Needles' maneuver[src]

Needles was a male individual who was a friend of Han Solo. According to Solo, Needles was the best street racer on Corellia. At some point before 10 BBY, Needles attempted to pull a dangerous maneuver whilst driving a vehicle, but it failed and he was killed. Whilst escaping from the Galactic Empire in the Maw Cluster, Solo and the Wookiee Chewbacca successfully performed the same move Needles attempted.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Needles was first mentioned in the 2018 Star Wars Anthology film Solo: A Star Wars Story. The film's co-writer Jon Kasdan revealed on his Twitter account that Needles' name is a reference to Douglas J. Needles, a character who appeared in the second and third films of the Back to the Future trilogy.[2]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Solo: A Star Wars Story
  2. TwitterLogo Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) on Twitter: "NEEDLES is 100% a reference to BACK TO THE FUTURE III. Don't race Needles! It'll ruin your life!" (backup link)
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