His name is awesome but who or what is Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Therm Scissorpunch? When George Lucas ruled out further Star Wars movies following the release of Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge Of The Sith, fans naturally assumed any hope of the saga coming back was close to zero. That all changed when it was announced Lucas had sold the property to Disney, who planned a whole series of new big-screen adventures.
J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens was greeted with huge anticipation, and in addition to bringing back original characters like Leia and Han Solo audiences were introduced to new heroes Rey, Poe, and Finn. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story followed, which was one of the darkest entries in the series to date. Overall reaction to Disney’s new movies has been mixed; some fans love the new characters and the expansion of the franchise’s lore, while others dislike the way the property is being handled. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, in particular, was greeted with a polarised fan response.
Solo: A Star Wars Story charted the origin story of cynical smuggler Han Solo, and the film famously weathered a difficult production where original co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (22 Jump Street) were fired when filming was almost complete; Ron Howard was soon hired to reshoot most of the movie. Despite the behind the scenes issues, Solo: A Star Wars Story was greeted with mostly solid reviews but proved to be a box-office disappointment. While Solo’s reputation will likely grow over time, it also introduced a new character named Therm Scissorpunch who quickly became a cult favorite – possibly based on the name alone.
Little is actually known about Therm Scissorpunch, who is seen playing card game sabacc alongside Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Ways Story. Therm is a Nephran, a sentient, lobster-like species from the water planet Nepotis. Scissorpunch is known for his foul temper and isn’t a good loser, but he’s famously pretty bad at cards too. He also has a shank implanted in one of his claws and reportedly gave himself the name Therm Scissorclaw to intimate others.
Like IG-88 or Lobot before him Therm Scissorpunch is another minor Star Wars character who captured the imagination of fans and became something of a cult hero. Sadly, while Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Therm probably won’t receive his own movie, but hopefully, he’ll reappear somewhere down the line, be it in a cartoon or comic.