Solo is out today on digital, and we’ve had a wealth of behind the scenes info the last few days. Head under the cut for more on Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s L3-37, puppeteer Brian Herring, and co-writer Jon Kasdan.
Two more cut scenes from Solo today! The first, via Entertainment Weekly, is Han as a TIE trainee, and his subsequent trial that led him to Mimban. The second, a snowball fight on Vandor, debuts on The Star Wars Show, which also features a Ray Park interview:
In a StarWars.com interview, Solo composer John Powell talks about scoring the film (including ‘Chicken in the Pot,’ Enfys Nest and the famed Kessel Run) and working with John Williams.
With Thrawn: Alliances out now for more than a month (and being the first non-adapted Star Wars novel to be an NYT #1 since Heir to the Empire), James talks Thrawn, Vader, Padme and Anakin and spoilers with Timothy Zahn.
For more Zahn, check out Tosche Station’s DragonCon recordings: A full Thrawn panel, plus the author panel, which also features Kevin J. Anderson, Michael A. Stackpole, Christie Golden, and E.K. Johnston.
Scum and Villainy: Case Files on the Galaxy’s Most Notorious is a new book coming from Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo in the fall. The fully illustrated hardcover is “made entirely of notes and intel from three generations of a family of police officers, spanning the eras of the Republic, Empire, and New Republic.” StarWars.com talks to Pablo about the book, his influences, and what kind of things we can expect to see.
The book will be out October 23.
StarWars.com talks to author Gina McIntyre about her upcoming book, Star Wars Icons: Han Solo about interviewing Harrison Ford and digging into the origins of the character. They also give us a look at two additional spreads from the book.
The book will be out in hardcover on November 13.
Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn: Alliances will debut at #1 on the New York Times’ bestseller list next week, Random House has announced. This is the fifth adult Star Wars novel overall and only the second non-adaptation to make it to the top of the list. Zahn is also the only Star Wars author to have two #1s in the franchise – his first being Heir to the Empire back in 1991.
Plenty of Star Wars books make the top 10, but other previous NYT #1s include Alan Dean Foster’s The Force Awakens in 2015, Sean Williams’ The Force Unleashed novelization in 2008 and Terry Brooks’ The Phantom Menace novelization in 1999. E.K. Johnston’s Ahsoka was #1 on the Young Adult chart in 2016.
There’s also a new Zahn interview at Yahoo, where he discusses the new book, Thrawn, Heir and the increasing unwieldiness of Legends.
In a brief interview with StarWars.com, author E.K Johnston talks about her upcoming Padmé Amidala novel, Queen’s Shadow. The post-Phantom Menace young adult novel is currently slated for release on March 5, 2019.
There’s another new interview at Syfy Wire, where Johnston talks a little about how Sabé and the other handmaidens fit in.
In this week’s Star Wars Show, Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo takes us for a closer look at some of the galactic artifacts in Dryden Vos’ office. Plus, there’s an interview with Solo composer John Powell.