Enfys Nest is easily one of the best parts of the 2018 movie Solo. She embodied a young girl that was wise beyond her years and a leader that stood for what was right. After watching Solo for the first time, Enfys was the character that stuck with me well after the credits rolled. I wanted to see more of this magnetic force, so you can imagine my disappointment when I went to research her online and found that there wasn’t much to find.
I’m sure that part of this is due to the secrecy surrounding the reveal. Erin Kellyman was kept from doing any press for the movie and her role as the mysterious marauder leader was kept under wraps until the night of the premiere. This hasn’t kept me from fantasizing about a standalone Enfys Nest series though.
A girl’s gotta dream.
Here are five reasons we need a series for Queen Enfys:
1. Mama Nest
“The same thing my mother would have used it for if she survived and still wore the mask. To fight back.” – Enfys Nest
When I heard this line for the first time, I knew I needed an Enfys Nest origin story. And I feel like I can’t be alone in this right? The way she delivers this line just makes me crave a backstory. I need to know her mother’s beliefs and what she was like. Most of all, I need to know why she wore the mask. Don’t you?
2. It’s Time For Marauders to Have The Spotlight
If you’re reading any of the new High Republic series, you know just how integral marauders are to this new era of Star Wars. So basically I’m sayin that Disney is making room for more space pirates right now. Which means it’s totally okay for me to daydream about more Enfys on her swoop bike, kicking butt, and preventing coaxium from falling into the wrong hands. Because it could totally happen.
3. John Powell’s Theme
Ancestral and rhythmic, Enfys’ theme is definitely one of the most unique introductions I’ve heard for a character in a long time. The choir of voices seem to guide Enfys and carry her as she makes her way through the galaxy. They reinforce the fact that Enfys is wise beyond her years. Having an Enfys Nest series would mean more variations of the theme, and the more the better right?
4. POC Representation in the Galaxy
We don’t have a lot of choices when it comes to bi-racial representation within the Star Wars universe. In fact, I believe Erin Kellyman is the first bi-racial woman to play a significant role in a SW film. Can you imagine, all the little girls with freckles and curls, seeing a young woman like Erin with her own series? That’s a big deal, and we need more of it.
5. More Erin Kellyman
My middle name is Erin so naturally, I love anyone with the name. More importantly, how dope would it be to see Erin interact with other beloved characters in the universe. Do you guys think she may pop up in Andor? I’m thinking it could be a possibility!