Ever since we first heard rumors of the Han Solo prequel, people have wondered, ”when does this take place within the Star Wars timeline?”
A new infographic from Del Rey Books offers more specifics on the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s timeframe, putting the events of the film roughly 11-14 years before the events of the original Star Wars.
If you head over to Del Rey’s website, you can explore an interactive timeline of the Star Wars universe. The events of the film take place after the novel Tarkin but before the novel Thrawn, which both have fixed points in time. Knowing that Solo unfolds in between those two novels narrows down the window, allowing for enough time after this film and before A New Hope to even account for a follow-up film, were Lucasfilm interested.
While we have a better idea of how this film fits into the larger Star Wars narrative, the film will still cover multiple years in the scoundrel’s life. Star Emilia Clarke recently shared some details about her character, which helped confirm the depiction of Han’s evolution.
“The point where you meet her, she is with Han. They are both doing what they’ve got to do to survive,” Clarke told Entertainment Weekly. “And that is Qi’ra the whole the movie. The whole way through, she is surviving. And surviving in the underworld that we know to be [filled with] smuggling, aloof gamblers, wrong-side-of-the-tracks nasty ones. It was beautiful they touched on it very briefly [in The Last Jedi] when they are at the racetracks.”
The tie-in novel, Last Shot, will also depict various defining moments in Han’s life.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25th.