In January 2021, Lucasfilm and Del Ray Books will usher in a new era of Star Wars content with The High Republic, a multi-platform publishing initiative which will tell stories across books, comics, and potentially even video games, TV shows, and movies. Set 200 years before the events of the prequel trilogy, the books follow mostly new characters and should expand the universe in way we haven’t seen in quite some time.
The first entry in The High Republic story is a book from author Charles Soule called Light of the Jedi, and Lucasfilm has published the entire second chapter of his forthcoming book online in advance. You can read an excerpt below. Read More »
What if someone took John Carpenter’s iconic horror film Halloween and reworked it into an illustrated storybook? You’d get The Legend of Halloween, a new book from Further Front Publishing written by Halloween 2018 director David Gordon Green and Onur Tukel (who also illustrated). The results are kind of adorable, and while some may take issue with seeing Michael “The Shape” Myers being reduced to a cute illustrated character, it’s no worse than watching him kung-fu fight Busta Rhymes in Halloween: Resurrection.
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Most of the major villains that the heroes of Star Wars have faced over the years have either been the masters of the dark side of the Force known as the Sith or the collective leaders and armies of the Trade Federation, the Galactic Empire, and the First Order. But when Star Wars: The High Republic rolls around, we’ll be getting some gnarly new villains, including a new race of amorphous beings with tentacles and teeth, and a faction of marauders who look straight out Mad Max: Fury Road.
Get a look at the Star Wars: The High Republic villains below. Read More »
From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back hits bookshelves this November, marking the 40th anniversary of the first Star Wars sequel. And ahead of the anthology book’s release, StarWars.com is teasing new details of Episode V‘s From a Certain Point of View, including a brand-new excerpt from the book and the cast of the audiobook.
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We’ve already met some of the new Jedi who will be trying to keep peace and order when a galaxy-wide crisis strikes in the upcoming Lucasfilm publishing initiative Star Wars: The High Republic. But those are the skilled Jedi who have plenty of experience. What about the up and coming Padawans? Today we’ve got a look at four new Jedi Padawan characters, including a Wookiee who wields a big lightsaber, and some details about the stories in which they’ll be debuting. Read More »
Now that the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in yet another delay for the first in a series of Avatar sequels, fans will need something to hold them over until Avatar 2 arrives in theaters in December of 2022. Thankfully, Dark Horse Comics has them covered with Avatar: The Next Shadow, a new limited Avatar sequel comic book series, which will be set between the events of the original movie and the first forthcoming sequel. It’s the first time an Avatar comic has taken place after the 2009 film. Read More »
Details about George Lucas‘s original unused treatments for the Star Wars sequel trilogy have been somewhat hard to come by over the years. But thanks to a new book written by Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo, we know Lucas’ plans for the new trilogy share at least two major things in common with the versions that ultimately hit screens: Luke Skywalker died in Lucas’s treatment for Episode 8, and the idea for the character of Rey was there from the start (although she had a different name when Lucas was envisioning her). Read on to get the details. Read More »
When it comes to upcoming Star Wars books, there’s a lot of interest in the publishing initiative known as The High Republic. But since new details on that upcoming roster of stories set 200 years before the Skywalker saga arrived yesterday, today’s Lucasfilm Publishing panel from New York Comic-Con focused on some of the other upcoming books from a galaxy far, far away. The two we’re most excited to see are The Art of The Mandalorian (Season One) and The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and a little peak at each of them was teased by writers Phil Szostak and Amy Ratcliffe respectively. Read More »
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Nine years after author Ernest Cline‘s nostalgia-drenched, pop culture-obsessed sci-fi novel Ready Player One novel debuted, a sequel is about to arrive. Plot details about the aptly-named Ready Player Two have been kept under lock and key so far, but Cline appeared on a virtual New York Comic Con panel today and finally pulled back the curtain to give readers a sense of what to expect. Check out the full panel, or just read the highlights, below. Read More »
Star Wars: The High Republic will kick of the next era of Star Wars stories as a new publishing initiative from Lucasfilm. Set 200 years before the events of the Skywalker saga, the galaxy is at peace, but an event known as The Great Disaster is about to unfold, threatening many planets across space.
In the New York Comic-Con panel for The High Republic initiative, authors Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, and Cavan Scott got together with Michael Siglain, Director of Creative Franchise at Disney–Lucasfilm Press to discuss new details about the first wave of books and comics they’re working on to kick off this older era of Star Wars adventures. Read More »