Did you like seeing Dr. Cornelius Evazan and Ponda Baba (aka Walrus Man) in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? The cameo from the duo, previously seen in the Mos Eisley cantina in the original Star Wars, was a fine piece of fan service. Well, we’re about to encounter more of the characters from the cantina (that’s Chalmun’s Cantina, for the true fans) and other parts of the first movie, aka A New Hope, thanks to a new book out this fall.
Titled Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, the publication will feature 40 stories in honor of this year being the 40th anniversary of the franchise. Each story will involve and be told from the perspective of some minor New Hope characters, “from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for.” There have been anthologies like this in the past, including 1995’s Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina, but that and others are no longer canon.
With the franchise now so alive with new movies and TV series, fans may wonder if any of these stories could spawn adaptations. Maybe Stormtroopers Who Never Quite Could Find the Droids They Were Looking For: A Star Wars Story? We wouldn’t be surprised if someday all Star Wars characters got their due. But this book could just be for fun and for charity. All the authors contributed for free so all proceeds of its sales could go to First Book.
Here is a list of some of those authors, including Rogue One screenwriter Gary Whitta:
Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
Delilah S. Dawson
EK Johnston & Ashley Eckstein
John Jackson Miller
Daniel José Older
Gary D. Schmidt
You can follow the Twitter hashtag #OperationBlueMilk for possible updates and look forward to the book coming out sometime in October. For now, let us know which New Hope characters you’re hoping to read about in A Certain Point of View.