In 10 BBY, Han Solo and the rest of Beckett's gang unintentionally awoke a summa-verminoth near the Maw Cluster. The massive beast began pursuing Solo, who flew the Millennium Falcon near a gravity well. Solo then ejected the Falcon's escape pod, which the summa-verminoth chased instead, right into the gravity well. The summa-verminoth was caught by the gravity well, its skin being torn from its skeleton before being pulled in.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "The jellyfish in the Kessel Run, again, came from throwing dumb ideas out in a meeting. I literally opened my sketchbook and pitched, 'What if the Falcon had to fly through a jellyfish?' [laughs] 'Yeah. All right. OK.' But we come back and, 'There's a jellyfish in the presentation.'"
- ―James Clyne
The summa-verminoth first appeared in the 2018 Star Wars Anthology film Solo: A Star Wars Story. Nicknamed "Space-o-pus" by the film's crew, the summa-verminoth was not originally in the script, but was a late addition approved by director Ron Howard. The creature's death scene, in which its skin is ripped from its skull, was conceived by design supervisor James Clyne as a partial nod to the Indiana Jones franchise.
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (First appearance)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition
- Solo: A Star Wars Story Adaptation 5
- Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – "Han Solo - Galaxy's Best Smuggler" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide (First identified as summa-verminoth)
- Star Wars: How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks and Other Galactic Survival Skills
- Star Wars: Creatures Big & Small
Notes and referencesEdit
- Sandell, Clayton; Perlow, Becky (2018-10-01). The making, and killing, of the 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' space monster. ABC. abcnews.go.com. Archived from the original on August 22, 2019. Retrieved on September 25, 2019.