Recently surfaced details about Solo: A Star Wars Story may canonize parts of the Expanded Universe that Disney previously discarded…
After a bit of an information drought, some new information has surfaced in regards to the past of our favorite scruffy nerf-herder: Han Solo. This new information about Solo: A Star Wars Story would seem to suggest that there is a connection between a young Han Solo and the two great Jedi Masters Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away before Disney bought out Lucasfilm and de-canonized all of the Expanded Universe, there was a set of novels called Jedi Apprentice. These novels focus on Obi-Wan’s Padawan years, and part of the action took place on Vandor-3. This is where the connection between Solo and the Jedi masters emerges.
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So, it may be a small connection, but it may provide a little bit of solace to those who are dedicated to the Expanded Universe and were devastated by its exclusion from canon. Small details like this, offer hope that little by little, Disney may be canonizing aspects of the Expanded Universe.
Another Expanded Universe tie-in comes in the form of the villain of the new film: Enfys Nest. In the description of a toy (isn’t it funny how many spoilers are provided by toy descriptions), we find out that Enfys Nest is the leader of the Cloud-Riders gang. This gang is a part of a comic book series that was de-canonized during the Disney takeover of the franchise.
According to Comicbook.com, you can find the toy on eBay and the description readers as follows:
"“The Cloud-Rider gang led by Enfys Nest terrorizes the skies atop the mean-looking swoop bikes. Little more than engines with seats, swoops are hard to control but capable of incredible speed.”"
I’m looking forward to seeing what kinds of interactions Han and Chewie will have with these ruffians. Are you all excited to see more of the Expanded Universe being made canon? What would you like to see canonized from the EU? Let us know in the comments!
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theatres May 25, 2018, worldwide.