- "You know you can't trust those little freaks!"
- ―Han Solo, to Bala-Tik, regarding Kanjiklub
Kanjiklub was a notorious criminal organization that operated in the Outer Rim Territories approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor. The gang was led by street fighter Tasu Leech and his lieutenants; once Delphi Kloda and later Razoo Qin-Fee.
Originating as renegade slaves of the Hutts, Kanjiklub fighters, interchangeably known as "Kanjiklubbers" or "Kanjis," relied on makeshift weaponry to commit their crimes and enforce their will. This was in stark contrast to Kanjiklub's chief rivals, the Guavian Death Gang. Shortly before the Battle of Starkiller Base, Kanjiklub put aside their differences with the Guavians in order to confront long-time smuggler Han Solo over debts that he had failed to repay. Leech confronted Solo and his first mate, Chewbacca, aboard Solo's Eravana. However, a trio of dangerous rathtars were released into the session and the beasts killed at least two Kanjiklubbers and several Guavian security soldiers, which allowed Solo and his companions to escape.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Kanjiklub were played by Indonesian actors Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman, who starred in the critically acclaimed action films The Raid and The Raid 2. The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams wondered if they were available and to his delight, they were. "Not enormous roles in the movie," he said, "but wonderful to have them in the film."
- Aftermath: Life Debt (Mentioned only)
- Phasma (Mentioned only)
- "The Perfect Weapon" (First mentioned)
- Poe Dameron 9: The Gathering Storm, Part II
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel
- The Force Awakens, Part II
- Han & Chewie Return!
- Rey's Survival Guide (Indirect mention only)
- Disney Infinity 3.0
- LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises – "Hunting for Han"
- LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises – "Rey Strikes Back"
- LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- LEGO Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (Set: 75105 Millennium Falcon) (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- ↑ "The Perfect Weapon"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ Disney Infinity 3.0
- ↑ Han & Chewie Return!
- ↑ Sciretta, Peter (2015-12-11). J.J. Abrams Says ‘The Raid’ Stars Are “Incredible” in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. /Film. Retrieved on January 30, 2016.