'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Is Getting A Comic Book Adaptation By 'Rogue One' Co-Writer

With the marketing push for Solo: A Star Wars Story just around the corner, you might think Star Wars: The Last Jedi will start taking a backseat to the origin story of one of the saga's most beloved heroes. But you'd be wrong. There is much more from Star Wars: The Last Jedi we've yet to see.

Recently we found out the upcoming novelization of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will include some deleted scenes that weren't in the movie, and even more that won't be included on the home video release. Now we have word that there will be a Star Wars: The Last Jedi comic book that will also include previously unseen elements of the story.

IGN announced a six-issue Star Wars: The Last Jedi comic book will hit shelves starting on May 2, 2018. In addition to providing a new perspective on what we saw unfold on the big screen, the comic adaptation of the movie will also include brand new material created just for the comic. That will include more than just deleted scenes from the movie.

Writing the comic will be Gary Whitta, a scribe familiar to Star Wars fans for writing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as well as the animated series Star Wars Rebels, while the art will be drawn by Michael Walsh (artist of Star Wars Annual) and colored by Mike Spicer. The covers for the first two issues will be done by Mike Del Mundo, but there will also be variants, such as this one created by Joe Quesada for the first issue on the right:

With the Star Wars: The Last Jedi novelization arriving on March 6, 2018, much of the previously unseen story details will be out there for fans to soak up. Plus, the home video release of The Last Jedi that has 20 minutes of deleted scenes will likely be on shelves by the time the first issues is released. But if the Marvel adaptation will include material other than deleted scenes from the movie, hopefully it will feature details that won't be included in the novelization.

At the very least, the comic will provide visuals for scenes that we otherwise would only be able to imagine in our heads. Maybe we'll even get to see what Han Solo's funeral was like after the end of The Force Awakens. We know that scene will be included in the novelization of the movie, so including it in the comic book would make sense.