Revenge of the Fifth: 'Star Wars: The High Republic' creator teases new Wookie Jedi in preview
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic may have put a full stop to normal life as we know it, but it hasn't dented the fans from celebrating Star Wars Day and 'Revenge of the Fifth'. With social media playing a key role, the fans were treated to some great insights via virtual conventions. One of them was New York Comic-Con that went live on Facebook featuring 'Star Wars' comic writers answering some choice Q and A's.
The panel moderated by Sam Maggs (Marvel Action: Captain Marvel) comprised of comic book writers Charles Soule (Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren), Greg Pak (Star Wars), Jody Houser (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), and Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader).
One of the questions asked was what readers could expect from Soule's 'Star Wars: The High Republic' coming out in August 2020. Responding to the question, here's what Soule had to say:
"This won't be anything new, but the comic, 'The High Republic' is a new era of 'Star Wars' storytelling 200 years before Phantom Menace. It is at a time when the galaxy as a whole is very together, unified, and optimistic. It is not as developed as the eras we have previously seen."
He continued: "The Jedi are awesome, they wear different kinds of clothing, lots of white and gold, it feels like they are analogs to Camelot. It's really very special. We have met some of the Jedi we'll be seeing the story through, including a Wookie Jedi named, Burryaga Agaburry who's very cool. But mainly it's a huge, huge story that's been told primarily in publishing right now over a set of novels and comics and so on. The other four creators of 'The High Republic' are Cavan Scott, Claudia Gray, Daniel José, and Justina Ireland."
According to the official 'Star Wars' site, the period in which the events are set in does not overlap any of the filmed series or the series in production. This enables creators to tell new stories that introduce new characters and storylines.
What are your thoughts on Soule's preview of 'The High Republic'?