During the Battle of Starkiller Base, Han Solo attempted to turn his son Kylo Ren away from the First Order and the dark side of the Force. Kylo, however, refused and fatally impaled Solo with his lightsaber. In Solo's last moments, he looked in his son's eyes, before falling down a shaft towards the core of Starkiller Base to his death. Not long after, the thermal oscillator was destroyed by the Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, starting a chain reaction of explosions across the planet's surface. Within minutes, the planet imploded and then exploded.
- "Han fancied himself a scoundrel. But he wasn't."
- ―Leia Organa remembering Han Solo
The memorial service started during the early hours of the evacuation of D'Qar. Though Leia Organa realized that setting aside a few moments to remember a fallen hero wasn't the right thing to do at that moment, she thought that it would provide a chance to inspire troops with the old rebel spirit from the days of the Galactic Civil War, even though she knew that Solo himself would have hated that. During her speech, Organa spoke about Solo, including the fact that he always hated bullies and injustice all throughout his life, from his youth on Corellia to his final moments at Starkiller. Among Organa, other guests at the funeral who showed their respectsmwere Admiral Gial Ackbar, protocol droid C-3PO, Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix, Commander Larma D'Acy, General Caluan Ematt and the Resistance pilot Nien Nunb.
Behind the scenesEdit
The funeral of Han Solo first appeared in the novelization of the 2017 film Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, directed and written by Rian Johnson. The decision to include Solo's funeral in the novel came from the novel's author Jason Fry and his editor Elizabeth Schaefer.
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (First appearance)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- ↑ Sheperd, Jack (March 11, 2018). Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition author on creating new scenes, reimagining Luke Skywalker's life, and working with Rian Johnson. The Independent. Retrieved on March 11, 2018.