There is a unique phrase from A new hope, episode IV of Star Wars, cited by Obi Wan Kenobi, which summarizes everything Lucasfilms just presented.
“For more than a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the former republic. Before the dark times. Before the empire. "
When Luke Skywalker hears Ben Kenobi in the Tatooine desert, he becomes absorbed, without much reaction, perhaps not understanding what these Jedi are the ones his teacher speaks of.
The truth is that part of that want to elucidate Star Wars: The High Republic, that through comics and books count the origins of the saga.
"It takes place in an era in which the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their peak, some 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace . This period in the timeline ofStar wars it will not overlap with any of the features or series filmed currently planned for production, which gives creators and partners a lot of space to tell stories ofStar wars with new adventures and original characters, ”they say in an official statement.
The president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, added that, “We are very excited to open an era so rich and fertile for our authors to explore. We will see the Jedi at their best. ”
Lucasfilm's creative publishing director, Michael Siglain, also referred to this phase 1.
Star Wars: The High Republicintroduce the Jedi as we have always wanted to see them, as true guardians of peace and justice. This is an optimistic and hopeful moment, when the Jedi and the Galactic Republic are at their peak. But, of course, in this glorious new era , something bad is coming. This initiative will give young and old readers a new corner of the galaxy to explore through rich and meaningful stories. In addition, readers will learn what scares the Jedi. ”
What are the titles of Star Wars: The High Republic
The first books and cmics will debut inStar warsCelebration Anaheimen August 2020 withStar Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi, a massive interconnected story that several publishers tell in various formats.
- Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jediby Charles Soule. Be the novel that introduces the Nihil and tells everything we need to know to get started in this new era. It is published on August 25.
- Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test ofCourageby Justina Ireland. It is a younger-cut novel starring the youngest known Jedi knight, a 16-year-old human. It is published on September 8.
- Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Darkby Claudia Gray It is the unofficial continuation of Light of the Jedi. Tell the adventures of a Jedi Knight and his Padawan during the events of the Great Cataclysm. It goes on sale on October 13.
- Star Wars: The High RepublicAdventuresby Daniel Jos Older andStar Wars: The High Republicby Cavan Scott They are two series of cmics that will be published under the Marvel label and that will continue to build the new universe of the High Republic.
The vice president of Lucasfilm, franchise content and strategy, James Waugh, also spoke of this phase 1.
This was a golden age for the Jedi, and also a bit of galactic expansion in the Outer Rim.So hope there are rich stories of exploration;mapping the galaxy, knowing new cultures and discovering what pioneer life was like on the Outer Rim.This is an incredible sandbox for our storytellers to play, both within the publication and beyond, and we are eager to see the great fiction they build within it. ”