- "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
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.
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.
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (First mentioned)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition (Mentioned only)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story Adaptation 5 (Mentioned only)