Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 by Peter Sciretta
How Han Solo pissed off The Hutts
In the expanded universe, Solo indirectly killed Zavval the Hutt while trying to steal a small cache of treasures from the High Priest Toroenza’s treasure room. This death led to a bounty being placed on his head by Zavval’s Hutt relatives.
Bria Tharen later asks for help in attacking a slave colony. After succeeding, Tharen steals the smuggler’s valuables to aid the Rebel Alliance, forcing Solo and Chewbacca accept a smuggling job from Jabba the Hutt to compensate their losses.
An Imperial cruiser tried to stop Solo while he was illegally transporting an highly potent drug called spice for Jabba. In an effort to escape, Han decided to jettison his cargo. Jabba demanded that Solo pay back the worth of the cargo, and interest on this debt added up over the years.
Befriending Lando Calrissian
In the expanded universe, Solo befriends Lando Calrissian (played by Billy Dee Williams in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi) after the gambler saved him from a bounty hunter named Boba Fett. Han even taught Lando how to fly Calrissian’s ship, the Millennium Falcon.
How Han Gets The Millennium Falcon
We will likely see the series of events that end with Han Solo getting possession of the customized Millennium Falcon. The ship originally belonged to his friend Lando Calrissian, but Lando promised whoever won the Cloud City Sabacc Tournament finals could pick “any ship on his lot.” In the books, Sabaac is a card game which is huge across the galaxy. The games are very long, often lasting for days. The tournament lasted four days, something which would probably be tweaked or spiced up in the movie. The last two men were Han and Lando, with Solo winning the game. Calrissian was very reluctant to hand the Falcon over to Han but kept to his word.