Like all “Star Wars” films, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” will have a bunch of tie-in books and comics to coincide with the film’s release, and Entertainment Weekly has revealed the full list of those books, ranging from novels, comics, activity books, guides and more.
Here are some of the big new books announced for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” from Entertainment Weekly that includes novels, comics, art books and guides, with details given on them by Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain:
“Last Shot” by Jose Older:
A new novel that connects three eras in the lives of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian. “Part of it takes place before the events of Solo and focuses on Lando and L3-37. Part of it 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.”
“Part of it 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.”
“We bounce around through time. 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.”
“Last Shot” will be released on April 17th
“Most Wanted” by Rae Carson:
A Young Adult novel that focuses on Han Solo and Qi’ra, back in their teenage years. “This is about the younger, young Han solo,” Siglain says. “We’ll see what it was like for these two kids from Corellia to survive the seedy streets of this industrial world. They’re definitely products of their environment, and this story shows that.”
No release date revealed yet for “Most Wanted.”
“Lando: Double or Nothing” by Rodney Barnes:
A new Marvel Comics miniseries written by Rodney Barnes that will consist of five issues. “It’s focused on Lando set during an incident right before the film, with backstory about Lando and L3. Coming out of the film, we think everyone is going to want to read more about Lando.”
“Lando: Double or Nothing” releases on May 30th
“The Art of Solo” by Phil Szostak:
“This is another of those really beautiful art books that shows various pieces of concept art that went into this film. You see the evolution of Solo through this book, and the insight that Phil gets from everyone in the production is incredible.”
“Solo: The Official Guide” by Pablo Hidalgo:
“This one combines the popular formats of a Visual Dictionary with part of a cross-sections book. This gives you insight into the characters, and the props, vehicles, and tech that you see in the film. And it’s written by [Lucasfilm story group member] Pablo Hidalgo, so we have it on good authority that all of this is correct.”
I will probably be getting all of these books listed here, but I’m really excited for the “Last Shot” novel, as I think reading about Han and Lando at different points in there lives will be the perfect stories to read about after we see the film.
Be sure to check out the full list of books coming that are connected to “Solo: A Star Wars Story” over at Entertainment Weekly.