Behind the scenesEdit
The White Worms were first mentioned in the 2018 adventure book Choose Your Destiny: A Han & Chewie Adventure, written by Cavan Scott. They first appeared on-screen in the 2018 Star Wars Anthology film Solo: A Star Wars Story. The gang's name was an homage to Bram Stoker's 1911 novel The Lair of the White Worm.
The White Worms gang costumes that Han Solo and Qi'ra wore at Corellia were influenced by 1970s–80s punk bands like The Clash and the 1960s greaser gang of the 1983 film The Outsiders. In the original script of the film, rather than Grindalids, the White Worms were described as "well-dressed, vampiric albino aliens à la David Bowie in The Hunger." Once former directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller entered the project, it was decided to make the White Worms' members "actual" worms.
- Star Wars Battlefront II (Mentioned only)
- Most Wanted
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (First appearance)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Junior Novel
- Solo: A Star Wars Story Read-Along Storybook and CD
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Meet the Crew
- Choose Your Destiny: A Han & Chewie Adventure (First mentioned)