Since the debut of the new Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer Sunday night, fans have been digging through footage for Easter eggs and clues about the latest standalone prequel. There are fun references to other iconic lines in the original Star Wars trilogy, and even possibly a nod to the Star Wars Holiday Special with an appearance of Chewbacca's wife, Mallatobuck (or just Malla). But there's one noteworthy cameo that most trailer detectives missed.
As discovered by ScreenRant, a bounty hunter character named Tam Posla makes an appearance in the Solo trailer at the 58-second mark. That's the Sabacc gambling den scene. But you really have to be looking for him. He's standing behind Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich). Also, you have to know who he is in the first place, since he's not exactly a well-known figure even for most fans. But he was a background extra in the Temple City of Jedha sequence in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
So, why is he significant, besides giving us at least one link between the two movies? That's not yet clear. ScreenRant wonders if he could just be a shared non-important figure, or maybe he's actually going to be significant to the story of Solo, perhaps as one of the first bounty hunters that Han has a beef with -- like Greedo and Boba Fett in the original trilogy.
But he has been more substantial elsewhere. His name, background and further story were also detailed in Rogue One's Ultimate Visual Guide and the Star Wars comic book Doctor Aphra. His scene in Rogue One is during his pursuit of Ponda Baba and Dr. Evazan, characters who incidentally were known from A New Hope and just cameoing themselves in Rogue One.
Solo: A Star Wars Story takes place at least 10 years prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and A New Hope and close to 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith (the last of the main Star Wars prequels), so there's not as much promise for too many random character crossovers between other movies and the upcoming release. But you can bet the fans will be expecting and looking even more thoroughly for further Easter eggs and cameos after this latest find.