In case you probably live under a rock and you know nothing oF Star Wars, it’s pretty clear that the new SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY is taking place sometime before A New Hope.
Enter Del Rey Books. Today they dropped an extremely detailed timeline letting you know not just where SOLO takes place, but where all the other tie-in STAR WARS books take place in the STAR WARS Universe.
So as you can see, Solo takes place a bit after Return of the Sith and slightly before the events that take place in STAR WARS REBELS. It even takes place right before Rogue One which automatically cancels out Solo ending in the Cantina scene on Tattooine that takes place in A New Hope.
One of the tie-in books being released before Solo is the double issue LAST SHOT. It literally leads into Solo. We actually discussed the book and its description last week but here’s a little refresher for you. They might even reveal a few plot details for the upcoming film, you be the judge:
THEN: It’s one of the galaxy’s most dangerous secrets: a mysterious transmitter with unknown power and a reward for its discovery that most could only dream of claiming. But those who fly the Millennium Falcon throughout its infamous history aren’t your average scoundrels. Not once, but twice, the crew of the Falcon tries to claim the elusive prize—first, Lando Calrissian and the droid L3-37 at the dawn of an ambitious career, and later, a young and hungry Han Solo with the help of his co-pilot, Chewbacca. But the device’s creator, the volatile criminal Fyzen Gor, isn’t interested in sharing. And Gor knows how to hold a grudge. . . .
NOW: It’s been ten years since the rebel hero Han Solo last encountered Fyzen Gor. After mounting a successful rebellion against the Empire and starting a family with an Alderaanian princess, Han hasn’t given much thought to the mad inventor. But when Lando turns up at Han’s doorstep in the middle of the night, it’s Fyzen’s assassins that he’s running from. And without Han’s help, Lando—and all life on Cloud City—will be annihilated.
With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando’s life, and Han’s best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more. They’ll have to journey across the stars—and into the past—before Gor uses the device’s power to reshape the galaxy.