While discussing her new comic mini series M.O.M.: Mother of Madness – described as Fleabag meets Deadpool – talk turned to live action projects, and with Emilia Clarke returning to television in Marvel’s Secret Invasion series on Disney Plus, inevitably the topic of the much-overlooked Solo: A Star Wars Story arose, giving Clarke the chance to reveal that she considers Qi’ra ‘unfinished business

Anyway, do you think Qi’ra was undermining Dryden and Crimson Dawn all along?

Oh my goodness! That’s a really, really juicy one. I wrote pages about Qi’ra — behind-the-scenes Qi’ra — and all of the other stuff that was going on. But I think it is only when she sees Han that she realizes that there is a way out. That’s what I was playing. That’s definitely where I was at. I don’t think she felt herself to be strong enough at that point to go on and escape Dryden’s grip. I think that Han is the slap around the face that made her go, “(Gasps.) I was a whole person. I was this other thing. Where have the last 3 years gone?”

Well, I really hope she makes her way into the Disney+ universe at the very least. A woman crime boss who’s secretly helping the rebellion to atone for all the suffering she’s caused is just too tantalizing to ignore.

Oh, I know, and I agree. I really had pages about what her life was and what it would be afterwards. But I’m afraid I’ve heard nothing of [Disney+] being the case, so maybe I’ll just write it and send it to them. I’ll be like, “Hey guys, I’ve got a few ideas.” (Laughs.)

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Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy (Book III: Lesser Evil)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Zahn, Timothy (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 560 Pages - 11/16/2021 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)