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"This tribunal, me in particular, finds you guilty of disobeying a direct order, and you are hereby reassigned to the infantry. Report for immediate transfer to Mimban."
Almudin sentences Han Solo — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

A tribunal was held against Han Solo while training as one of its cadets. At the tribunal, Solo was charged with disobeying a direct order. Solo was found guilty and was reassigned to the infantry unit on Mimban.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

"LK and I fought long and hard for Han's stint and expulsion from the Imperial Academy. We felt it was crucial to see him train as a pilot. Ultimately though, it was always a hinderance to the flow of the story, which consistently felt like it didn't really take off until Chewie arrived in the movie."
―Jon Kasdan on the Tribunal's deleted scene[src]

The tribunal of Han Solo first appeared in the novelization of the Star Wars Anthology film Solo: A Star Wars Story by Mur Lafferty, released on September 4, 2018.[2] The tribunal's scenes were filmed but cut from the final version of the film. Both Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the film's screenwriters, fought hard to keep the tribunal in the film, believing it was a crucial for the story. However, they ultimately felt that it was a hinderance to the story's flow and cut the scenes.[4]

The scene of the tribunal featured the Star Wars Legends characters Tag Greenley and Bink Otauna, originally created and featured on Kevin Rubio's Star Wars: Tag & Bink comic book series. The scene featured cameo appearances from costume designers Glyn Dillon and David Crossman, producer and VFX Supervisor Rob Bredow and director Ron Howard's wife Cheryl; among other crewmembers.[4]


Notes and references[]

  1. Han Solo - Imperial Cadet 4
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition
  3. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of "Landing at Point Rain" in 21 BBY, and Helmet Collection logo small.png Star Wars Helmet Collection 76 (Highlights of the Saga: The End of Endurance) dates the death of CT-411 "Ponds", as depicted in "Lethal Trackdown", to the same year. Since StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link) places "Brain Invaders" between "Landing at Point Rain" and "Lethal Trackdown," it must also be set in 21 BBY. As the second occupation of Geonosis begins in "Brain Invaders," it must have started in 21 BBY, and Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel establishes that the Galactic Empire carried on the occupation after the end of the Clone Wars. Dawn of Rebellion specifies that the Empire continued to hold its presence on Geonosis until the sterilization of Geonosis and that, within months of the genocide, Project Stardust had been entirely relocated to Scarif. As Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide states that the DS-1 Death Star Mobile Battle Station was moved to that planet nine years before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which occurred in 0 BBY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, the Death Star was moved over Scarif in 9 BBY. Based on what Dawn of Rebellion notes about how the sterilization occurred months before the project was situated over Scarif, the sterilization and Imperial withdrawal from Geonosis must have occurred around 9 BBY. Therefore, the second occupation of Geonosis lasted from 21 BBY to around 9 BBY.
  4. 4.0 4.1 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)