Solo: A Star Wars Story connected to the larger Star Wars saga in a variety of ways, with its main connection being that it explored the early years of the iconic smuggler who debuted in the original film. The movie's novelization allowed Lucasfilm to explore even more connections to the galaxy far, far away, which included references of Rogue One's Jyn
In new excerpts from the novel shared on StarWars.com, we learn about Enfys Nest's meeting with the burgeoning Rebel Alliance, which included an encounter with Gerrera and his young ward. The scene takes place late in the
The excerpt reads, "[Saw Gerrera] frowned. 'Many people treat age as if it’s a shield to hide behind, something that protects our children. And sometimes it is. Until someone comes along who doesn’t honor the shield. Then we must decide if we’re going to keep pretending that shield is there. The Empire doesn’t care what age she is. So she must learn about this threat that faces all of us.'”
This exchange might not have been necessary for the journey of Han Solo, but it does help elaborate on the relationship between Gerrera and Erso. In Rogue One, we only witness the young girl seek out Gerrera after her mother is killed, with the film then jumping forward in time by a decade or so.
Jyn and Saw reunite, though shortly after, the Rebellion leader dies on Jedha during a demonstration of the Death Star's firepower. Their connection is only hinted at, with this scene from the Solo novel shedding more light on how their dynamic played out.
Saw wasn't the only one to die in Rogue One, with Jyn also perishing during another display of the Death Star's abilities.
Fans of Saw, Jyn, or Enfys might have to settle for this novelization for more adventures of these characters, as there are currently no announced plans for any of these characters to appear in another film.4comments
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