The new Star Wars publishing event known as The High Republic was set to roll out at the end of the summer. But even Star Wars is not immune to pandemic related shutdowns. Lucasfilm officially announced this week that Star Wars: The High Republic will be delayed until next year. Fans will have to wait until 2021 to find out exactly what ‘The Great Disaster’ is.
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‘Always In Motion Is The Future’ Of Star Wars
The High Republic will be delayed due to ‘general marketplace delays’ according to the official Star Wars publishers. The creative director for Lucasfilm publishing – Michael Siglain – posted a letter on StarWars.com with more information about the changes. In it he evokes a pertinent line from Master Yoda: “Always in motion is the future.” You can read the full statement from Siglain below.
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“I know that waiting isn’t easy. And I know fans have been excited for this since it was first announced,” Siglain says. “And while I still can’t say much about it, I can tell you that our story architects—Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, and Charles Soule—are continuing to work away on this new era of stories.”
The first book in The High Republic is Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule. This book will chronicle the events of ‘The Great Disaster’ that wreaks havoc on a peaceful era of Jedi prosperity. The book was originally set for release on August 20, 2020. Now publication of the adult novel will move to January 5, 2021. The YA book by Justina Ireland – A Test of Courage – will also come out that day. Claudia Gray’s YA novel Into the Dark will be out now on February 2, 2021. The revised publication schedule for the IDW comics and the rest of The High Republic novels will be announced at a later date.
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