See Chewbacca and new Star Wars aliens in Denny's ad

Aliens and humans from Solo: A Star Wars Story alike sit down for food and fun in a Denny's ad promoting its new movie menu and collectible cards to benefit charity.

Bonnie Burton
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Mos Eisley Cantina might have the strongest drinks in the galaxy, but apparently Denny's is where the usual hive of scum and villainy go to get their scrambled eggs and bacon.

In a new marketing cross-over campaign between Denny's and Disney, Star Wars fans can fill up on geeky-themed meals and collect Solo: A Star Wars Story trading cards for a good cause. Net proceeds from the sale of all Star Wars trading card packs will benefit the No Kid Hungry charity, an organization on a mission to end childhood hunger.

In a commercial entitled Hand of Sabacc, released Monday by Denny's, Chewbacca grabs a glass of blue milk while other alien species are seated at tables enjoying their meals. 

But the calm is interrupted when kid versions of Han and Lando are seen playing a card game and an argument breaks out over who may or may not be winning. 

One Wookiee roar later and we're transported to the real world where the same kids are debating which collectible cards they're willing to trade. 

Each Solo: A Star Wars Story trading card pack includes two of 12 different character cards including young Han Solo, Chewbacca, Qi'ra, Lando Calrissian and more, in addition to a Denny's coupon for future use. 

The themed meals on the new Star Wars menu include dishes like Lightspeed Slam, Two Moons Skillet,  Blaster Fire Burger and Co-Reactor Pancakes. Fans can also purchase collectible cups featuring characters from the film and topped with a Millennium Falcon lid.

Even though this is merely a commercial to promote the new menu and collectible cards, big names were enlisted to help with the commercial including Skywalker Sound, production designer Neil Lamont and Special Makeup Effects Supervisor Neal Scanlan -- both of whom worked on Star Wars films Rogue One and The Force Awakens -- to create an authentic Star Wars environment for the spot. 

Solo is scheduled to open on May 24 in Australia and May 25 in the US and UK.

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