Disney unveils it's publishing plans for the next installments of Star Wars canon.
Well, just when I thought I couldn’t learn any more about the Star Wars Universe comes new butt loads of story arcs, character explanation and development from the wide world of Disney. Released very recently on the Star Wars website were plans that more or less detail where Disney plans to go with the Star Wars franchise.
Disney Publishing Worldwide and Lucasfilm announced today an ambitious publishing programming, “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which will lead into the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, coming December 18. Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, kicking off this fall, is planned to include more than 20 titles available in print and digital, and will feature new narrative stories for middle grade and young adults as well as comics, illustrated reference, Look and Find, and sticker book formats. Stories are set to star characters old and new, and retell classic Star Wars tales from new perspectives.
All titles published under Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be canonical within the Star Wars universe, and in-continuity with the Star Warsfilms, animated series, new books, and Marvel comics. The global program comes as a result of a massive collaboration between Disney-Lucasfilm and its publishing partners, including Del Rey, DK, Egmont UK, Marvel, Phoenix International Publications, Inc., Studio Fun International, and Topps.
“The filmmakers have a lot of surprises in store, and the hints and puzzle pieces in the publishing program will keep fans guessing until the film opens. Until then, let the anticipation — and the speculation — begin,” said Michael Siglain, director, Creative Franchise, Lucasfilm, Disney Publishing Worldwide.
So even though most if not all previously written published works are no longer considered canon, the Star Wars universe is expanding and will continue to expand under the umbrella of Disney. It did bother me quite a bit to know that the Darth Bane Trilogy is no longer considered Sith lore, but I do find some solace knowing that Disney is taking this project very seriously and will do their best not to mess this up. If Star Wars Rebels is any indication of how future works will be handled then I can sleep soundly at night knowing our beloved Star Wars will get better and better. If you have yet to watch Star Wars Rebels I would suggest catching up quick. It is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better than Clone Wars in my opinion with characters that are more personable and it just feels like I’m watching Star Wars. Which is after all, what we want in the next series of movies and novels/comic ect.
With that said check out the link above to read more in depth about Disney’s plans and if you want, let us know what you think below. Also check out below, what looks to be cover art of an upcoming Marvel comic of a very familiar scene. As always this is David The Bearded Menace Valle saying be easy and May The Force Be With You.