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A brand-new trailer for Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story dropped last night and provided us with some more awesome footage from the upcoming Star Wars spinoff movie. However, we still don't know much about the core story of the project, aside from the fact that it will blend the western and crime genres into the galaxy far, far away. That said, new details seem to have emerged about the badass new Solo villain, Enfys Nest, and it looks like the armor-clad villain will actually be a woman. Future of the Force writer Thomas Storaï took this new information revealed on a piece of French merchandise to social media and wrote:
So, while we still don't know much about Enfys Nest, this seems to suggest that the character will actually take the form of a female villain. Having said that, it doesn't provide us with too much information about who she is, what her motivations are, or how Han Solo will cross paths with her during his journey. As we already noted, Solo: A Star Wars Story will come chock full of gangster characters like Paul Bettany's Dryden Vos and Woody Harrelson's Tobias Beckett, but it looks like she may actually run her own gang of bandits known as the Cloud-Riders.
If this is true, and Enfys Nest actually is a woman, then her presence in Solo: A Star Wars Story will stand out because she will be one of the few female bad guys to ever appear in a live-action Star Wars property. In fact, to date, the most prominent female villain arguably is Gwendoline Christie's Captain Phasma from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Though the information in this tweet is worth taking with a grain of salt until we get official confirmation on the matter, it's also worth noting that other sources have suggested that Enfys Nest is a woman, as well. Specifically, Star Wars News Net recently came out with its own report stating that Nest will be a female in the movie, and while her role in the Solo: A Star Wars Story narrative won't be substantial (comparisons have been made to Jabba's palace sequence from Return of the Jedi), it will be important. Moreover, the actress portraying Enfys Nest (rumors suggest it's Lily Newmark, but they remain unconfirmed) has also reportedly signed on for two more movies, which hints that the character could play a major role in the future of the Star Wars franchise as it moves forward and fleshes out its timeline.
Enfys Nest will enter the Star Wars franchise next month when Solo: A Star Wars Story premieres in theaters on May 25. Of course, after Han Solo gets to take center stage in his own spinoff film, we will once again watch the Star Wars franchise move forward into the future when J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode IX premieres in theaters on December 20, 2019.