“The Force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it.“―Luke Skywalker
“Had he been born in the Republic, we would have identified him early. The Force is unusually strong with him, that much is clear. Who is his father?”
“There was no father. I carried him, I gave birth, I raised him, I can’t explain what happened.“―Qui-Gon Jinn and Shmi Skywalker
“To those who act as agents of chaos, I say this: I stand resolute and unyielding. And if you strike my voice down, know that a chorus of thousands shall rise up in its place, for you have no dominion over the righteous. We are the defenders of truth.“―Padmé Amidala
“The last royal of Alderaan must be too strong to cower. Too certain to despair. And more than that, General, she must be too stubborn to quit if her subjects―and her culture―are to survive.“―Leia Organ
“Never tell me the odds!“―Han Solo
“Forgive me. I feel it again. The pull to the light. Supreme Leader senses it. Show me again, the power of the darkness, and I will let nothing stand in our way. Show me, Grandfather, and I will finish what you started.“―Kylo Ren, to the mask of Darth Vader
Shmi Skywalker Lars was the human mother of the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, as well step-mother to Owen Lars and the paternal grandmother of Luke Skywalkerand Leia Organa. Through her granddaughter Leia, Shmi would become the maternal great-grandmother of Leia’s son, Ben, who would become Kylo Ren.After Anakin left to become a Jedi, she was sold to Cliegg Lars, who freed her and married her. Just before the Clone Wars, Shmi died in her son’s arms after being brutally tortured by a band of Tusken Raiders.A couple of years after her death, Shmi appeared to her son Anakin on the planet Mortis. This vision was conjured by the Son, a member of a trio of powerful Force wielders who wanted to test whether Anakin was indeed the Chosen One. During their brief meeting, Shmi attempted to convince Anakin to abandon his relationship with his secret wife Padmé Amidala since that attachment would lead to the dark side of the Force.
Padmé Amidala Naberrie, commonly known as Padmé Amidala, was a humanfemale politician who became a leading voice for peace and diplomacy during the last days of the Galactic Republic. She rose to galactic prominence when the Trade Federation invaded and occupied her homeworld of Naboo, went on to serve as a leading member of the Galactic Senate during the Clone Wars, and became the mother of the legendary Princess and General Leia Organa and Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.By the war’s end, Amidala, who was pregnant with twins, continued her push to restore liberty to the Republic by being a leading member of the Delegation of 2,000, a group that urged Chancellor Palpatine to give up his executive authority. Rather than give up his power, the secret Sith Lord turned Skywalker to the dark side of the Force and anointed him Darth Vader, branded the Jedi Order as traitors and began the Jedi Purge, and transformed the Republic into the Galactic Empire
Anakin Skywalker was a Force-sensitive human male who served the Galactic Republic as a Jedi Knight, and later the Galactic Empire as the Sith Lord Darth Vader. Believed to have been conceived by the Force, he was born to Shmi Skywalker and moved to the Outer Rim world of Tatooine at a young age, where he and his mother were slaves.In the years leading up to the devastating, galaxy-wide conflict known as the Clone Wars, Skywalker was apprenticed to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Following the events of the Battle of Geonosis, — the opening salvo which sparked the Clone War — Skywalker secretly married his childhood love, Senator Padmé Amidala. As the war progressed, Skywalker saw very little of Amidala, prizing the moments the two were able to share with one another.Skywalker was blessed with the news of pending fatherhood, when Amidala announced she was carrying their first child. But this joy turned to an overwhelming sorrow, as Skywalker became plagued with visions of his wife’s demise in childbirth. Anakin’s desire to protect the ones he loved would drive him to the dark side of the Force. In a misguided attempt at saving the life of his wife and unborn child, Skywalker betrayed the Jedi, pledging himself to the teachings of his former confidant and friend, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine(secretly the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Sidious), who ended the war, destroyedthe Jedi Order, and declared himself Galactic Emperor.Upon regaining consciousness, Vader asked Palpatine what had become of his wife, and he told Vader that he had killed her in his anger. Unbeknownst to them, Amidala gave birth to the twins Luke and Leia before her death.
Luke Skywalker was a Force-sensitive human male Jedi Master who was instrumental in defeating the Galactic Empire and the Sith during the Galactic Civil War. He was the son of the redeemed Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and SenatorPadmé Amidala, the grandson of Shmi Skywalker Lars, the grandson of both Ruwee Naberrie and Jobal Naberrie, the step-nephew of Owen and Beru Lars, the twin brother of Leia Organa and the uncle of Ben Solo. Skywalker and his sister were born in 19 BBY on the asteroid Polis Massa, unbeknownst to their father, the recently christened Sith Lord Darth Vader. After his mother died in labor, Skywalker was separated from his sister and taken by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi to the planet Tatooine to be raised by the Lars family, out of sight of the Galactic Empire.Luke Skywalker was born in 19 BBY on the asteroid of Polis Massatwo daysafter the proclamation of the Galactic Empire. He and his twin sister Leia, who was born shortly after him, were the children of Galactic Republic Senator Padmé Amidala, who died in labor, and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, who had recently fallen to the dark side of the Force. To protect the children from the Empire and Anakin, the now-Sith Lord Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi personally sent the infant Luke to live with Anakin’s stepbrother Owen Lars and his wife Beru on the planetTatooine, while Senator Bail Organa agreed to adopt Leia together with his wife, the queen of Alderaan.On the rapidly-deteriorating Death Star after Calrissian and Antilles destroyed its core, Skywalker carried Anakin to the Imperial shuttle ST 321, where he was asked to remove his father’s mask. Skywalker looked upon his father’s face for the first and only time. Though Skywalker was insistent on saving Anakin, his father assured him that he already had, and told him to tell Leia he was right about him before passing away.Skywalker took his father’s body on board the shuttle and escaped just before the Death Star’s destruction, when he was almost intercepted by Green Squadron’s Shara Bey, who proceeded to cover him from TIE/IN interceptors after he identified himself. Back on Endor, Skywalker cremated his father’s armor in the manner of a Jedi’s funeral, and then joined his friends and sister in the celebration. It was during this moment of celebration that Skywalker saw the onlooking Force spirits of Kenobi, Yoda, and his father, looking at him in approval and with a sense of peace
Leia Organa (born Leia Amidala Skywalker) was a Force-sensitive human femalewho served as princess of Alderaan, a member of the Imperial Senate, a leader in the Alliance to Restore the Republic and New Republic, and the founding general of the Resistance. Through it all, she became instrumental in the defeat of the Galactic Empire in the Galactic Civil War and led the fight against the First Order. She was born nineteen years before the Battle of Yavin as the daughter of Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Senator Padmé Amidala. After her mother died and her father fell to the dark side of the Force to become Darth Vader, Leia was adopted by the House of Organa. She took the place of her adoptive father, Bail Organa, in the Senate and helped lead the fight against the Empire.Leia Amidala Skywalker was born on the asteroid of Polis Massatwo daysafter the end of the Clone Wars and the newly-established Galactic Empire’s purgeof the Jedi Order. She and her twin brother Luke, who was born shortly before her, were the children of Galactic Republic Senator Padmé Amidala, who died in labor, and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, who had recently fallen to the dark sideof the Force. To protect the children from the Empire and the now-Sith Lord DarthVader, Senator Bail Organa agreed to adopt the infant Leia together with his wife, Queen Breha of Alderaan, while Obi-Wan Kenobi personally watched over Luke, who would live with their father’s stepbrother Owen Lars and his wife Beru, on the planet Tatooine.
Han Solo was a human male smuggler who became a leader in the Alliance to Restore the Republic and an instrumental figure in the defeat of the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War. He hailed from Corellia and became a smuggler in the employ of Jabba the Hutt, even completing the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs with his prized ship, the Millennium Falcon. He was the son-in-law of fallen Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Senator Padmé Amidala, husband of Leia Organa, brother-in-law of Luke Skywalker, father of Ben Solo, rivals and close friends with fellow smuggler Lando Calrissian, and best friends with the Wookiee Chewbacca, his trusted co-pilot who swore a life debt to the Corellian smuggler. Solo ran afoul of Jabba after ditching a shipment of spice to avoid trouble with the Empire, owing the Hutt a great deal of money as a result. His fortune seemed to have changed when he agreed to charter Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO to Alderaan, but he became caught up in the rebellion against the Empire and, after helping Princess Leia Organa escapefrom the Death Star, briefly fought in the Battle of Yavin, which allowed Skywalker to destroy the superweapon. Solo fought with the Rebellion for a number of years afterward, taking part in numerous operations and battles against the Empire.
Kylo Ren, a human male, was a Force warrior and a former Jedi trainee under his uncle, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, before Ren destroyed Skywalker’s attempt to restore the Jedi Order and became an apprentice of Supreme Leader Snoke of the First Order. Given the name Ben Solo, he was born after the Battle of Endor to Princess Leia Organa and General Han Solo, whose tumultuous marriage left Ben with feelings of abandonment. This was exploited by the Supreme Leader, who tempted him to the dark side of the Force. Though Organa hoped training with Skywalker would help her son, he was seduced to the dark side, destroyed his fellow Jedi students, and became one of the Knights of Ren, earning the moniker of “Jedi Killer” amongst the First Order ranks. He idolized his grandfather, the fallen Sith Lord Darth Vader, and hoped to finish what Vader started: the elimination of the Jedi. As a member of the First Order, Ren represented its mystical side and was able to command the First Order’s armies, leading to a tense competition between Ren and First Order officers, such as General Armitage Hux.
Ben Solo,the man who would become Kylo Ren, was born a year after the Battle of Endor,in which his parents, Princess Leia Organa and General Han Solo, led the Alliance to Restore the Republic in a decisive victory over the Galactic Empire. Their victory resulted in the deaths of the Emperor, Darth Sidious, and Organa’s biological father, the Sith Lord Darth Vader. Ben Solo’s namesake was that of the late Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, who went by the name of Ben Kenobi while in exile on Tatooineafter the fall of the Jedi Order. In his youth, Ben’s parents had a tumultuous relationship. Han Solo, a smuggler before joining the Rebellion, was unable to stay in one place for long.Organa, meanwhile, became a respected senator in the New Republic,the government that arose after the Battle of Endor and that had served the Empire a final defeat during the Battle of Jakkuaround the time of Ben’s birth. Organa and Solo’s natures clashed, causing friction in their marriage.Growing up, Ben was unaware of his true lineage—that he was the grandson of Darth Vader. Only his parents and Organa’s twin brother, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, knew the truth of Anakin Skywalker’s past. Organa decided to keep the truth from Ben but planned on telling him when he was older, though by the age of twenty-three he still did not know his grandfather’s real identity. She nonetheless hoped that she could tell her son the truth, and that Skywalker could explain that, in the end, Vader was redeemed and that the light inside of Anakin Skywalker had returned. By the same age, Ben had begun training with Skywalker as one of the students in his uncle’s new generation of Jedi, which the Jedi Master was training in the hopes of restoring the Jedi Order. Organa recognized similarities between Ben and Darth Vader and hoped that Skywalker’s training could help her son
Rey was a human female scavenger who discovered her latent Force-sensitivitywhile on a quest to find the legendary Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and bring a new hope to a galaxy on the brink of another war. A Force prodigy, Rey grew up in the wastes of the desert planet Jakku, where she was left by her family for reasons unknown to her. She spent her childhood dreaming of the day her family would return for her, meanwhile honing her skills as a scavenger and gaining a reputation as a warrior and scavenger in the junk fields of Niima Outpost. She became a talented scavenger in the planet’s Starship Graveyard and gained skills as a linguist and a pilot, all of which were necessary to survive on the backwater planet. Despite the harsh realities of Jakku, Rey remained optimistic for her family’s return and compassionate towards others.Rey was born in 15 ABY, eleven years after the Battle of Endor. At a young age her family left her on Jakku, a desert planet in the Western Reaches, for reasons unknown to her. She believed it was a mistake and that they would one day return to bring her home. Throughout her life on Jakku, she would sometimes see off-worlders in Niima Outpost, the chief trade outpost on the planet, who she thought might have arrived on Jakku accidentally, unaware of the harsh realities of the desert world. Rey wondered if she was left behind under similar circumstances, if her family had come to Jakku by accident and she was left behind as a result of their misfortune.Whatever the reasons were, she held out hope that her family would return for her one day, though as she grew older, she began to realize that they would never come back. She proved unwilling to admit this to herself for a long time.
Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film
Release Date: 25 May 2018 (USA)