In Solo: A Star Wars Story we see

L3-37 get uploaded into the Millennium Falcon Navi-Computer.

Now, I understand that this links to what C-3P0 says in the Empire Strikes Back:

"Sir, I don't know where your ship learned to communicate, but it has the most peculiar dialect."

But I also remember in the original Solo books, Han Solo at Stars End, Han Solo's Revenge and Han Solo and the Lost Legacy, that Han refuses to get the Falcon Navi-computer wiped or rewritten and even dislikes Blue Max interfacing with it. Is this also an inspiration for this scene?

I realise that the Legends series is not canon but Disney and the writers of the Disney Star Wars universe have shown a willingness to lift ideas from the Legends series.

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    "That was something that came out of a lot of conversations with Larry, Phil, Chris and I about how to make it, how to retcon a little bit and say, how could she not only be a great character that we wanted, but a part of the story we didn't realise was there? "And giving the Falcon a personality that is fused with this amazing character played by Phoebe I think does actually enrich the other movies in a way that I'm excited about." - Solo Writer Jonathan Kasdan.
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  • Your title was too ambiguous. Most people who see the phrase "old Solo novels" will think of Napoleon Solo, the Man from U.N.C.L.E.
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    @user14111 Actually the Han Solo adventures are exactly the books I was thinking of from the title. Commented May 30, 2018 at 16:05

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It is possible, though not likely.

There are differences too. Blue Max was a slicer. L3-37 was a pilot. More importantly, Blue Max and Bollux survived their adventures with Solo.

There was also a droid that worked with Lando in Legends, temporarily. The only difference-a minor one- was it was an extra-galactic droid. This droid was called Vuffi Raa, and it was Lando's navigator. Vuffi Raa was the most likely inspiration for L3-37, though it returned home instead of being destroyed.

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    I don't think he's asking "was one of these characters the inspiration for L3-37", but rather is "Han refuses to get the Falcon Navi-computer wiped or re written and even dislikes Blue Max interfacing with it" the inspiration for having L3-37 get uploaded to the computer.
    – Rawling
    Commented Dec 3, 2018 at 8:09

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