A major in-canon change to the Star Wars universe happened in yesterday’s new Star Wars #6 comic book. Warning: Huge spoiler to follow!
Let’s start with a little background. When Disney acquired Star Wars and announced the new line of films, books, and comics, they also claimed that anything outside of the films and cartoons was no longer canon. The current Star Wars comic series, written by Jason Aaron, takes place immediately after A New Hope.
Due to the Disney retcon, many people were worried about what that meant for Han and Leia, their future, and their children. Well, apparently we were worried for good reason. In Star Wars #6, we meet Sana Solo, who claims to be Han’s wife! The first question that came to mind was what happens to her that Han and Leia don’t seem bothered by her existence by the time Empire rolls around?
The second thing that popped into my head was Finn. John Boyega’s character in The Force Awakens has been shrouded in mystery and rumor. Many have thought he may be the child of Leia and Lando, which I didn’t buy. But maybe he’s Han and Sana’s son?
Or maybe Sana is going to die or disappear shortly and have no lasting impact on Han or Leia. But this is a major change to one of the main characters in Star Wars. I was okay with Disney killing all of the extraneous material, but I hope they don’t start changing the existing material with things that don’t make sense and play well with the existing universe.
For more details and to see the page from Star Wars #6 and Sana herself, head over to io9.
What do you think of what Disney is doing to the Star Wars universe as we knew it?