A new Star Wars book series titled Flight of the Falcon is set to debut this fall, featuring a collection of vignettes and stories all starring the iconic ship, Millenium Falcon.
The book series will star Bazine Netal, who fans previously saw in the Takodana cantina scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, on the hunt for the Falcon. In order to locate the ship, the book series will show Bazine learning all that she can about Han Solo’s ship. Michael Siglain, the Creative Director for Lucasfilm Publishing, announced that this will involve learning about the Falcon’s adventures even before prequel Solo: A Star Wars Story takes place:
“These tales take us from a time just before Solo: A Star Wars Story, when Lando and L3 had the Falcon, through the original trilogy, and into the new trilogy, ending on the incredible world of Batuu”
While the book series will be set in multiple different Star Wars eras, the final destination will be Batuu. Batuu is a new planet that was conceptualized as part of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed lands that are under construction at Disneyland and Disney World. The planet is in the Outer Rim of the galaxy, usually as a destination for travelers before they roam out to wild space.
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Here is the synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story:
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is scheduled for a May 25, 2018 release. The film’s cast includes Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany, Ian Kenny, Warwick Davis, and Jon Favreau.