Depending on what you are specifically looking for when asking where does Solo fit in the Star Wars timeline, there are 2 different ways to answer:
The Solo movie is set between Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One. If you include the TV series, the Solo movie is actually placed between Episode 3 and Star Wars Rebels.
Star Wars Year (BBY):
According to Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide, the movie takes place 9 years after the start of Galactic Empire in 19 BBY. This would place Solo in the year 10 BBY. The prologue of the film being 3 years prior means this portion of the film took place in 13 BBY.
- Where does Rogue One fit in the Star Wars Timeline
- When Does Rebels Take Place
- Star Wars Timeline
Is Solo before Rogue One?
While the movie Rogue One was released before Solo, chronologically, Solo takes place 13 years before the events of Rogue One.
Why is Darth Maul alive in Solo?
Thought dead, Darth Maul survived his injuries by focusing on his hatred of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi who cut him in half. His shattered body was dumped amid the refuse of the junk planet Lotho Minor, where the once deadly warrior fell into madness, staying alive on a diet of vermin.
Where does rebel fit Solo?
In Rebels, he actually confronts Obi-Wan on Tatooine after running across the titular protagonists on a planet called Malachor, and that occurs in 2 BBY. So, Solo has to have taken place sometime between 19 BBY and 2 BBY
What comes first Rebels or Solo?
Han shot first. In this case, Han’s movie came first. Solo was set in 13 BBY and Rebels takes place from 5 BBY to 1 BBY