Two brand-new comics are out on Wednesday, October 10. The scares continue with Tales from Darth Vader’s Castle #2, which has two covers. We also see Marvel’s Solo #1, the first of seven issues adapting the film.
This week’s big release is, of course, Solo: A Star Wars Story on Blu-ray Tuesday, September 25.
But there’s something I missed last week that you can get your hands on – a new version of The Complete Visual Dictionary, quite literally the “new edition,” a title quirk which I’m sure will age well. (The last actual Visual Dictionary was released in 2006, but there was a new Visual Encyclopedia in 2017. The main difference seems to be that the Encyclopedia covers “more than 3,000” items, while the Dictionary boasts “more than 1,500”.)
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.
The week begins with the Solo junior novelization, and ends with Solo itself on digital, with some comics in-between.
Lucasfilm releases our first official photos of Solo’s Maul, and Ray Park talks about returning to his most famous role (and dropping hints on Instagram), in Forbes.
USA Today has our first cut scene from Solo. Taken from early in the film, it features Han (Alden Ehrenreich) and Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) on the run from Lady Proxima’s guards, where they take a brief refuge in – eww – a vat of eels.
This week we have the Solo novelization and two comics. Tuesday, September 4 brings Mur Lafferty’s Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition. And on Wednesday, September 5, you can pick up Star Wars #53 and Doctor Aphra Annual #2 (variant).