Comic-Con 2018: Star Wars' Prequel Era Canon Is Getting Fleshed Out

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At San Diego Comic-Con, Lucasfilm introduced plans to flesh out the Star Wars characters from the prequel period of the films. With Episode IX nonetheless a methods from beginning manufacturing, the hope is to create tales that dive deeper into different components of the Star Wars canon, equally to the Star Wars Expanded Universe previous to Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm.

In response to The Verge, these new tales will come within the type of books and comics. The primary two tales have already been deliberate out, one focusing on Padme's transition from queen to senator and the opposite following Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon's adventures as grasp and pupil.

E.Ok. Johnston might be writing Padme's story, titled Queen's Shadow. Johnston isn't any stranger to producing unimaginable tales in regards to the feminine characters who populate the Star Wars canon, being accountable for 2016's Ahsoka novel. Padme's transition from Queen of Naboo to the planet's senator occurred between the occasions of The Phantom Menace and Assault of the Clones. That offers Johnston loads of room to work with. Even earlier than the Expanded Universe grew to become non-canon, that individual time interval was barely lined. It is also one of many few occasions in Star Wars the place Padme is not straight related to Anakin so it provides us an opportunity to see the galaxy with out the presence of a Skywalker.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn's story, Grasp and Apprentice, is being written by Claudia Grey. Grey is accountable for crafting some well-known Star Wars novels as effectively, comparable to Misplaced Stars and Bloodline. The panel would not go into element about what specific story Grasp and Apprentice will cowl, however contemplating Qui-Gon's destiny in The Phantom Menace, we all know the novel will happen previous to Episode I.

Current comics that already flesh out characters who're part of later durations within the Star Wars timeline are getting continuations as effectively, together with Thrawn: Alliances and Final Shot. New comics and artwork books have been introduced too, like Justina Eire's Lando's Luck, Amy Ratcliffe's Girls of the Galaxy, Jody Houser's Age of Republic, and Cavan Scott's Tales from Vader's Fortress.

All of this news follows the unimaginable Star Wars announcement that The Clone Wars animated collection is now not canceled and being renewed for a seventh season. The new season may have 12 episodes and focus on Anakin, Obi-Wan, Rex, Cody, and Ahsoka's efforts to defeat Darth Maul through the Siege of Mandalore.

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