exactly, it gives that strong feeling of nostalgia at seeing the ending, and then with that tidbit dropped the audiances know full well there was far more things Han did in between Solo and New Hope. And they begin to wish to see more, thus cementing a strong hook for sequel interest.>>8459115
It really nailed the designs, just a shame the direction and story of the film was way too Hollywood Checklist driven. 'We have compiled the following list of traits and iconography regrding Han Solo in the OT, make sure you write the story so it hits every point, we want this film as CONNECTED to the OT as we can get so the audience KNOWS that this is Han Solo."
"ok... well yeah of course we got to discuss why Chewie and Han are buddies, definitely the Falcon, well we could have done something other then Kessel Run but it is a big deal I guess... his gun? ehh, I guess it is a pretty iconic part of him, could do a little easter egg explanation.. His NAME? Couldn't that just be how he was born? wait wait... What Dice? I didn't know he had a dice ornament, and you want THAT explained!?"