New Official 'Star Wars' Timeline Reveals When Exactly 'Solo' Takes Place

A new official Star Wars timeline released by Random House/Del Rey has plotted out when exactly "Solo: A Star Wars Story" takes place - and how it fits in relation to Rogue One, the prequel trilogy, and even pre-A New Hope prose novels.

"Solo" is set to take place roughly 11 to 14 years before A New Hope's" Battle of Yavin (BBY for short). "Rogue One" primarily took place days before "A New Hope," although the early flashback with Galen Erso and his family is 13 BBY. [The Best "Star Wars" Ships from a Galaxy Far, Far Away]


Another new addition to the timeline is the upcoming prose novel "Star Wars: Last Shot," set immediately prior to "Solo." Scheduled for release April 17, "Last Shot's" description reveals that the pilots of the Millennium Falcon are Lando Calrissiain and L3-37 but lists Han Solo and Chewbacca as merely crewmates.


You can view this updated Star Wars timeline here:

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" opens in theaters May 25.

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Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for sister site Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News and CBR. He is the author of the book "Modern Masters: Cliff Chiang," co-authored "Art of Spider-Man Classic," and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology "Pros and (Comic) Cons." He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)