With the end of a 43-year saga of movies, books, and comics, fans are excentric to find out what is next. Disney + has brought the love for live-action star wars television, with 2019’s The Mandalorian. The internet exploded when “The Child” appeared as a cute baby of Yoda. With the success of that, it was even renewed for a season two coming in October 2020, but what’s next now that the saga is over? A future project of Star Wars was in the talks called Project Luminous. It was to be a big project with five well-known authors that have experience with writing Star Wars novels and comics. The authors are Claudia Gray who wrote Star Wars: Bloodline, and Star Wars: Lost Stars. Charles Soule has written the Darth Vader comic series. Justina Ireland who has written Lando’s Luck. Daniel José Older wrote Star Wars: Last Shot and Cavan Scott has written Dooku: Jedi Lost, and many Star Wars comics.
Now, what is Project Luminous? Project Luminous is the next phase for Star Wars books and comics. There will be books and comics that are interconnected creating a cohesive story. In 2018, the five authors and many other writers and creators went on a trip to Skywalker Ranch in Nicasio, California to come up with ideas for the new stories to come. Instead of writing a story that is set in the timeline that we are used too, the writers and authors were given a blank void of imagination and creativity. Set 200 years before the events of the Phantom Menace, this era is a time of peace when the sith hasn’t been seen for 1,000 years, the newly formed Republic must explore the new frontier. It will be called the High Republic.
Wave one of the releases of the books and comics will publish the second half of 2020. It will start out with Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi which will release August 25th. Next to release will be High Republic: A Test of Courage. Last to release with a date is High Republic: Into the Dark. Two comic series was also announced but official dates are to be announced. Not much is know about the story so far but fans realized that Yoda is 900 years old would mean he is alive during The High Republic, which could mean a possible cameo from the old green master himself. Fans are excentric for what will be next for Project Luminous!
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Sources: https://www.space.com/star-wars-high-republic-jedi-backstory-books.html, https://www.starwars.com/news/5-things-we-learned-about-star-wars-the-high-republic, https://www.salon.com/2020/02/25/new-star-wars-the-high-republic-jedi-nihil/