Auromae Iselo was a male Melbu who was a member of Enfys Nest's Cloud-Riders. Prior to joining the Cloud-Riders, Iselo had been a bounty hunter but became frustrated by the number of political targets he was assigned by the Galactic Empire. His strong sense of justice inspired him to pursue and punish violent criminals instead. Rather than continue dealing with the Empire's corrupt bureaucracy, Iselo became a vigilante and joined Enfys Nest's gang.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "This character, Auromae Iselo, really made it high up in The Last Jedi. Rian [Johnson] had picked him and he was getting close, and then he didn’t happen. And then I put him in again; I’d keep redrawing him and putting him in new costumes. I think I put him in a casino outfit for The Last Jedi."
- ―Jake Lunt Davies on Auromae Iselo's near appearance in Episode VIII
Auromae Iselo was portrayed by Derek Arnold in the 2018 Star Wars Anthology film Solo: A Star Wars Story and was identified in the accompanying reference book Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide, which was written by Pablo Hidalgo.
Auromae's design was inspired by a drawing made by Eloïse Aurora Mae, the then seven year old daughter of creature designer Jake Lunt Davies and his name is an anagram of her name. Her father had taken some of her drawings since the production of the Star Wars sequel trilogy began in 2014. Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson highly considered to use Auromae in the film and Davies drew him in a casino outfit for the Canto Bight sequence, but his inclusion was ultimately dropped.
According to Davies, her daughter became really excited upon knowing that Iselo had been selected and more when he informed her that Iselo had been sculpted. Shortly afterwards, her father emailed Lucasfilm Story Group's Pablo Hidalgo telling him the story and asking him if the character's could be somehow based off Eloïse's name and Hidalgo semi-anagrammed it into Auromae Iselo.
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (First appearance)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story Read-Along Storybook and CD
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Tales from Vandor
- (First pictured)
- Entertainment Weekly's The Ultimate Guide to Han Solo (First identified as Auromae Iselo)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide
- Star Wars: Card Trader (Card: Auromae Iselo)