Lucasfilm has unveiled Project Luminous as Star Wars: The High Republic. This series of books and comics tells new stories from the sci-fi universe that revolve around previously unknown Jedi heroes. In addition, the adventures will not be related to planned Lucasfilm productions. The first story in retail will appear at the end of August 2020.
The mysterious Project Luminous was officially unveiled as Star Wars: The High Republic by Lucasfilm. From August 2020, fans can look forward to new books for adults, teenagers and children, as well as comics that will tell more stories in a brand new era of the sci-fi universe. The events are scheduled 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and will not overlap with the films or series currently being planned by Lucasfilm.
According to the company's announcement, makers and partners are given much more freedom to create new adventures with previously unknown characters. Star Wars: The High Republic will span several years, revolving around a main group of heroes that will expand over time. The first phase of the project will be called "Light of the Jedi" and will make its debut at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim.
"Star Wars: The High Republic revolves around the Jedi as we have always wanted to see them – as real protectors of peace and justice. This is a hopeful, optimistic time when the Jedi and the Galactic Republic are at their peak. But of course something evil will also appear in this glorious new era. (…) Readers will also learn what the Jedi are afraid of. " said creative director Michael Siglain.
From August 25, "Light of the Jedi" by Charles Soule will be the first story to appear in stores. It continues on September 8th with "A Test of Courage" by Justina Ireland and on October 13th with "Into the Dark" by Claudia Gray. Fans will have to wait until December 2022 for the next Star Wars film.
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