From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Allison Citino
Brace yourselves Star Wars fans because we’re about to enter a whole new era of Star Wars storytelling! Code name “Project Luminous” has now been revealed as Star Wars: The High Republic.
Later this year, Disney Publishing Worldwide and Lucasfilm will launch the multi-year publishing program, Star Wars: The High Republic. The program will roll out in phases and explore a time, about 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their height, serving and protecting the expanding galaxy. But while this may seem like a promising time, something wicked will reveal itself, and we will learn what the Jedi fear.
Through a series of books and comics, you’ll be able to delve into a never-before-explored period of the Star Wars timeline that won’t overlap any of the movies or series currently planned for production. This means more adventures as new characters explore the galaxy, pioneer the Outer Rim, and face new dangers.
This epic new story will be brought to life through several authors, including top-tier names like Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, and Charles Soule. So look out for adult and young adult novels, children’s books, and comics from publishers like Disney Lucasfilm Press, Del Rey, IDW Publishing, and Marvel!
The first books and comics will debut at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in August 2020 with Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule and Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland.
Check out all the titles that have been announced so far!
- Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray (Young Adult novel, Disney Lucasfilm Press / available for pre-order)
- Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland (Middle Grade novel, Disney Lucasfilm Press / available for pre-order)
- Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures by Daniel José Older (IDW Publishing comic book series)
- Star Wars: The High Republic by Cavan Scott (Marvel comic book series)
- Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule (Adult novel, Del Rey / available for pre-order)