The New Star Wars Canon Desperately Needs More Books Like Tales From the Mos Eisley Cantina

The world of Star Wars was aflutter recently with drama about the future of Star Wars movie spinoffs that maybe-don’t-but-actually-do-oh-who-knows-anymore exist. But amid all that, one rumor of great interest focused on alleged plans for a spinoff film set in Mos Eisley Spaceport. It sounds silly, but it could’ve been…

In Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon, Everyone Wants Lando Dead for Very Dumb Reasons

Last week we started an adventure of, well, reading L. Neil Smith’s The Lando Adventures, a trilogy of ‘80s novels that imagine the life of Lando before he became the Baron of Cloud City. While Mindharp of Sharu ended up being a weird, fanciful escapade, its follow-up, Flamewind of Oseon, is weird for much less…

A New Solo Clip Indicates Han's Expanded Universe Story Is Now Star Wars Canon

Given how Disney hurled the Star Wars Expanded Universe into the trash compacter, there have been questions as to how Solo: A Star Wars Story would handle Han Solo’s origin. A new clip seems to confirm that part of his EU background has made it into Disney’s new canon. Plus, Thandie Newton’s Val finally gets to speak.…

Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu Is One of the Weirdest Star Wars Stories Ever Told

Back in 1983, when all we knew of Lando Calrissian was The Empire Strikes Back, L. Neil Smith wrote a trio of novels that fleshed out the life of the smooth-talking Baron of Cloud City and took place before we met him in the movies. It was a rare chance to get insight into a time when Lando owned the Falcon—something…

9 Expanded Universe Force Powers Way Crazier Than Anything in The Last Jedi or Rebels

The latest Star Wars movie and this week’s Star Wars: Rebels finale have given us looks at Force abilities and techniques so different from what we’ve come to expect from the series that some fans have been left confused, if not concerned, at just what the Force can do. God knows why, though, because the old Expanded…

11 Minor Star Wars Characters Who Got Absurdly Full Lives Beyond the Movies

The Star Wars saga is filled with characters who never get the spotlight, but captured the minds of fans, no matter how minor or inconsequential their appearances were. Here’s 11 blink-and-you’ll-miss-them Star Wars characters that became more prominent than you could ever imagine, thanks to the multitude of tie-in…

What Star Wars History May Tell Us About Rian Johnson's New Trilogy 

Yesterday, the news dropped that Rian Johnson’s time in the Star Wars universe would not end with The Last Jedi. Instead, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Johnson would be working on a brand new trilogy of movies, separate from the main Saga films, that would “introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy…

Looking Back at Han Solo's Evil Twin, Lando's Wife Hunt, and the Insane Corellian Trilogy Books

Hello, and welcome to another installment of “Oh god, why do I keep volunteering to re-read the worst Star Wars Expanded Universe novels, do I have some sort of Stockholm Syndrome?” I have picked Roger MacBride Allen’s Corellian Trilogy this time as it contains one of my all-time favorite twists.

10 Incredibly Silly Han Solo Stories That Absolutely Won't Be in the Solo Movie

The allure of Han Solo is one of the most potent draws of the whole Star Wars mythos. A swarthy smuggler with a troublesome past who evolves into one of the Rebellion’s greatest heroes? It was an appeal that led to all sorts of stories being written about Han in the myriad tie-in novels and comics... some good some…

Everything Star Wars Has Reintroduced From the Old Expanded Universe

When Disney got control of Star Wars, it announced that pretty much everything that wasn’t a TV show or movie was no longer canon. That swept away a long tradition of considering almost everything produced in this universe as connected and part of the same universe. But as the new canon has developed, not everything…