Jennifer Heddle, an executive editor of the Star Wars books, published by Disney Publishing, has confirmed a detail concerning the character of Lando Calrissian, which will be clarified in the impending novel by Rae Carson after the ambiguity left by the story in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The confirmations leave no doubt.
Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) is the father of Jannah (Naomi Ackie). In The Rise of Skywalker, former First Order stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega) meets Jannah and his gang of rebel fighters, who turned out to be stormtrooper dissidents, on the ocean moon Kef Bir.
Jannah reveals to Finn that she was taken as a child and enrolled in the oppressive First Order regime, from which she fled when they ordered to shoot innocent civilians. The information revealed in the film’s Visual Dictionary binds it somehow to Lando, leaving the final scene involving them rather ambiguous.
On the Resistance base site, Jannah and Lando make contact after the defeat of the Resistance against the First Order, and during those moments Lando asks Jannah where she came from. When she replies that she doesn’t know, he replies smiling: “Well, let’s find out. “
Now it seems that there are several confirmations on what happened to Lando; he kidnapped a child from the First Order after the events of The Return of the Jedi: “When peace reigned, Lando tried to start a family but the tragedy struck him and his daughter vanished. It was only later that it became clear who the culprits of the kidnapping: the First Order, building combat forces but also specifically targeting the old Alliance leadership. “
Heddle specified that the relationship between Jannah and Lando it remains in the film’s narrative, despite having been canceled from The Rise of Skywalker, confirming that the novel is considered canonical.
Director JJ Abrams feels he has concluded with Star Wars. A statement that comes after the various criticisms of the last few days of fans dissatisfied with the closing of the sequel trilogy. Also, the feeling is that Skywalker’s Rise opens up to a spin-off.