A rumor from earlier this week claimed to provide Han Solo's back story in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And if true, it certainly gives us a lot of insight into where the old smuggler and space pirate has been hiding these past 30 years. One very interesting aspect of this latest character profile information is that Han is wanted by a gang of outlaws. Not only that, he and Chewbacca are no longer in possession of the Millennium Falcon. If that's the case, who owns and flies it now? The original story didn't offer that information. But a new set of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys may hold the answer.
Earlier today, we showed you these two awesome new Star Wars: The Force Awakens LEGO sets. Not only do they confirm that the black and orange X-Wing fighter first revealed in leaked set photos belongs to Oscar Isaac, we also get our first look at the Millennium Falcon's new rectangular radar dish. If you remember, the classic circular one got destroyed as Lando and Nien Nunb flew the ship through the heart of the Death Star in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. With these toys also comes the reveal of several new characters.
Three of them are generic, with an unidentified alien serving as a member of the Resistance Ground Crew. He is joined by the first ever real evidence of a female X-Wing Pilot. They are both included with Poe Dameron's X-Wing Set. The Millennium Falcon arrives with a Kanjiklub Gang Member, with the Kanjiklub gang believed to be from Jakku. But it's a character called Tasu Leech that is most interesting. And his inclusion with this set has many speculating that he is the new owner of the Millennium Falcon, which Han and Chewie are desperate to get back. It's hard to tell from the minifig, but this character appears go be African-American or Spanish. And he slightly resembles the Lando minifigs we've seen in the past. Though he appears to be wearing Imperial fatigues of some sort. Some speculate the actor playing Leech is Yayan Ruhian, an Indonesian martial artist best known in the States for 2011's The Raid: Redemption as the ruthless Mad Dog and 2014's The Raid 2 as machete-swinging villain Prakoso.
Information from earlier this week claims that Han is still a wanted man with many enemies throughout the galaxy. Solo and his co-pilot have lost the Falcon in events leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And it's rumored that he has arrived on Jakku to get it back. It's also believed that another unidentified person (or persons) have been wanting to buy the iconic ship, with Han refusing all offers. It's possible that this could be Tasu.
Han Solo is said to be a sad, bitter barfly when we reunite with him in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. There is a gang of smugglers known only as Ducain and the Irving Boys who want Solo dead for unknown reasons. This could also explain Han and Chewie's presence on the desert planet of Jakku. It's said to be a good place to lay low with a price on one's head. It isn't known where the name Ducain derived from. But many fake character names have been used to throw off spoiler hounds. Its entirely possible that Ducain is actually Tasu Leech, and the Kanjiklub Gang Member is one of 'the boys'. This makes the most sense out of all the possible scenrios. It's not yet quite clear what type of role Tasu has in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it is clearly tied to the Millenniu Falcon and the planet Jakku.