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Lucasfilm Announces New Books Before Rise of Skywalker

Can you wait for Rise of Skywalker? I can’t, but before that December 20th release date I have something to satiate my desire for everything Star Wars besides binging the behind of the scenes for the twelfth time like it’s a new Netflix original.

 

Rise of Skywalker, Rey and the gang

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On May 4th (yes, May the Fourth be with you too), LucasFilm made a startling announcement (get it? Star-tling?) on the Star Wars website, saying that, “[a] galaxy of stories leading to the final film in the Skywalker saga is on the way.”

 

The Art of Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker, cover

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We’re getting a great number of kid-oriented books, picture books, comics, as well as those beloved behind the scenes like The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary.

I’m on board, but are you convinced? If not, we got from stellar news that’ll make you jump for joy.

 

Rey jumping

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Marvel Comics will also release a 4-issue miniseries called Allegiance, which follows surviving Resistance fighters and Leia’s efforts to “reach out to her former allies, the Mon Calamari, whose shipyards once powered the Rebel Alliance.”

Those comics will be written by Ethan Sacks with illustrations by Luke Ross. Ethan Sacks most recent work is Old Man Quill and Old Man Hawkeye.

 

The Millennium Falcon going into lightspeed

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If you haven’t boarded the Millennium Falcon of hype yet, we’re happy to inform you have November will bring Force Collector, a YA novel authored by Kevin Shinick who also wrote Chewie and the Porgs, about teenager who “sets out to discover what connection his mysterious Force powers have to the fabled Jedi, and what the Force has in store for him.”

Sounds that kid from the end of The Last Jedi

 

Last Jedi, boy with a broom

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Okay, that might be your cup of tea. Or maybe it is. But we’ve saved the best for last.

 

"Resistance Reborn" Cover

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Resistance Reborn. The description says that it will follow General Leia Organa, Poe Dameron, Finn, and Rey “[struggling] to rebuild the Resistance after their defeat at the hands of the First Order”.

The book will bridge the gap between The Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker. Excited? I know you are.

 

Obi Wan smiling

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The book is set for a November 12th release date, a month before Rise of Skywalker hits theaters.

 

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Obi Wan screams

Shock as ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ Poster Leaks!

The Star Wars: Episode 9 Poster has been leaked! Well, it might not be the official poster, heck it might just be a draft that was floating around, but it does give us a sneak peak at what’s in store.

 

star wars episode 9 poster

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Rey holds a lightsaber, Chewey stands with a tilted head behind her, and behind him is a women in a fluttering cape. Below Ray is C-3PO wearing a shoulder belt and armed with a bowcaster, on the left is Finn with an fish-headed alien over his shoulder, and on the right is is Poe armed with a plaster, a purple bodysuit-wearing individual behind him and BB-8 behind her on the rightmost side.

Below them we Kylo Ren below Rey holding his lightsaber. His helmet is back. Off to the right below him are the iconic storm troopers, and to his left is a cluster of what looks to be the Knights of Ren.

Now at the bottom are a team of Storm Troopers, but they are blood red. Of course there are star fighters and other star wars ships in the background, but notable the title below is just the iconic Star Wars insignia.

Looking at this poster, questions arise.

Why is C-3PO wearing Chewey’s gear?

Who is that fish-headed alien? The next Porg? Are the Porgs gone?

 

Porg

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Who is the woman in the cape?

Who is this person in a purple bodysuit?

The Knights of Ren? They’re here?

 

The Knights of Ren from Force Awakens

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Now we got some answers, but not a whole lot. Games Radar claims that “[a]ccording to some character sheets that MakingStarWars picked up along with the poster, those last two characters are Jannah and Zorri respectively.”

Jannah has been on Star Wars: Episode 9 set photos before. She packs a bow. It must pack a powerful punch considering all the villains have blasters.

 

Zorri, the person is purple, is possibly played by Keri Russell. She previously played Ellis from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Lindsey Farris from the J J Abrams’ Mission Impossible III. There’s not much we know about her character, but she’s cool so she gets Star Wars points.

 

 

The Knights of Ren are back. We don’t have much on them besides what we know from Force Awakens, which is they are the other students Luke trained who, when given the option, went with bratty Ben Solo instead of Luke Skywalker. We don’t even have a comic on them.

 

After Star Wars The Last Jedi

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But we do have a comic called Star War Poe Dameron written by Charles Soule with art by Angel Unzueta that takes place directly after Last Jedi, bringing Poe and Rey together at last. There’s not much action, but the character banter is great. Poe brags about being the best pilot in the galaxy and how he survived so many crashes, causing Rey to ask him if he’s the best pilot in the galaxy, then why does he crash so much?

While it doesn’t fill in any information on the Knights of Ren, it does bring to light how Poe survived the crash on Jakku and has more scenes with Princess Leia.

 

 

The comic has new scenes with Carrie Fisher. For those unaware, Digital Spy reported that director JJ Abrams said in a statement in July:

 

“We desperately loved Carrie Fisher. Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honour Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”

Star Wars Poe Dameron comic

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Until Episode 9 comes out….

 

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