han solo comic

In today’s jam-packed edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Marvel reveals a new Han Solo comic series.
  • Peter Mayhew‘s Star Wars screenplay answers a big, big question…
  • Pablo Hidalgo shares a very interesting style guide.
  • A new book series will introduce new Star Wars characters.
  • Two minor Star Wars icons have passed away.
  • Dave Filoni discusses Star Wars Rebels season 2.
  • Episode descriptions for the final episodes Star Wars Rebels season 2 have shown up online.
  • New details on Disneyland’s Star Wars land construction have been revealed.
  • And more!

han solo comic

Marvel has announced that they will begin publishing a Han Solo comic book miniseries this June, following the beloved smuggler on a story that takes place between the events of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. The series is being written by Marjorie Liu and illustrated by Mark Brooks, while Lee Bermejo will provide covers. Here’s how EW describes the plot of the series:

The story involves a starship race known as the Dragon Void Run. “Han’s been dreaming ?of entering this thing for his entire life,” Liu says. “He finally gets? the chance, except there’s a catch: Leia thinks there are spies in the Rebellion, and she doesn’t dare send anyone else to retrieve these vital informants who are on various planets in the system.”

As Han and Chewie start sheltering these Rebel contacts aboard the Millennium Falcon, the Corellian pilot fights the pull of his own ego’s tractor beam: If he ditches the mission, maybe he can actually win this thing.

This series follows the pattern that Marvel’s Star Wars comic series have been following for some time now – the ongoing main Star Wars series and Darth Vader are always accompanied by a miniseries focusing on a single beloved character. Previous miniseries have included Lando, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia.

han shot first

Speaking of Han Solo, the original screenplay for Star Wars helps solve the entire “Han shot first” debacle once and for all. Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew has been sharing pages from his copy of the script on Twitter and he just reached this iconic moment. As you can see for yourself in the image above, the written page makes it very clear that Han pulled the trigger without any hesitation.

Speaking of fascinating stuff from the future ending on on Twitter, Lucasfilm creative executive Pablo Hidalgo has been sharing pages from a style guide written for people working on a Star Wars role playing game in 1994 and it’s…well, let’s just say that it accurately predicts a lot of went wrong with the prequel trilogy. Far too much of what this guide warns writers to avoid ended up in George Lucas’ screenplays The Phantom Menace and its sequels.

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