Last Shot, by Daniel José Older
A forthcoming Han Solo novel from Daniel José Older will connect three eras in the lives of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian as well as the events and characters within the new Solo film.
Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain outlined some interesting details regarding the book in an interview with EW earlier this week stating that the plot of the new book will “bounce around through time,”
Expanding on that Siglain stated that, “We always wanted to tell a story that had Han and Lando having one adventure after Return of the Jedi. At the same time, we really liked the idea of contrasting that with seeing them much earlier in their lives. A crime lord comes looking for the owner of the Millennium Falcon, but mistakenly thinks it was Han Solo at the time, but it was really Lando — which gets Lando mixed up in something else Han did that was Han’s fault. All these years later, the two of them have to right a wrong from much earlier in their history.”
In the interview Siglain identified three specific Star Wars eras that the book will work through stating the following,
Era 1: “Part of it takes place before the events of Solo and focuses on Lando and L3-37,”.
Era 2: Takes place “between Solo and A New Hope, and that focuses on Han and Chewie, and that’s where we get Sana Starros for the first time.” [Starros is the character first introduced in the Marvel Comics Star Wars #6, claiming to be married to Solo.]
Era 3: “…takes place post-Return of the Jedi, and that’s where we see Han, Leia, a very young Ben Solo, and Lando come into the story,”
Editor’s Note: The interview with EW can be read in full here.