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Star Wars: Everything We Know about The High Republic Era

According to starwars.com, Lucasfilm will launch an epic new era of Star Wars storytelling set in the High Republic era that will be explored through multiple voices in adult and young adult novels, children’s books, and comics from a variety of publishers including Disney Lucasfilm Press, Del Rey, IDW Publishing, and Marvel.

Star Wars: The High Republic, which has previously been referred to as “Project Luminous”, will be set in an era when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their zenith, about 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. This period on the Star Wars timeline will not overlap any of the filmed features or series currently planned for production, giving creators and partners a vast amount of room to tell Star Wars stories with new adventures and original characters.

“We are so excited to be opening up such a rich, fertile era for our authors to explore,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “We’ll get to see the Jedi in their prime.”

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Star Wars: The High Republic will be set in an era when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their zenith.

“Star Wars: The High Republic features the Jedi as we’ve always wanted to see them — as true guardians of peace and justice. This is a hopeful, optimistic time, when the Jedi and the Galactic Republic are at their height. But of course, into this glorious new era something wicked this way comes,” says Lucasfilm publishing creative director Michael Siglain. “This initiative will give readers young and old a new corner of the galaxy to explore through rich, meaningful stories. Plus, readers will learn what scares the Jedi.”

“This was a golden age for the Jedi, and also a time of galactic expansion in the Outer Rim. So expect there to be rich tales of exploration; charting out the galaxy, meeting new cultures, and discovering what pioneer life in the Outer Rim was like. This is an incredible sandbox for our storytellers to play in, both within publishing and beyond, and we can’t wait to see the great fiction they build within it,” says Lucasfilm vice president, franchise content and strategy James Waugh.

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Following the reveal of Project Luminous, fans can expect the next wave of Star Wars films to be set in the same era.

Following the reveal of Project Luminous, fans can expect the next wave of Star Wars films to be set in the same era. It also sounds as though Disney is taking a new approach to the film series set in a galaxy far, far away, one that is more in line with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) than the tried-and-true trilogy structure that we’ve seen in the past.

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Fiona Yip
Fiona Yip

Contributing Writer

A self-proclaimed pop culture junkie, Fiona is your typical millennial who likes quoting The Office, taking Buzzfeed quizzes during her break and spamming memes on her Whatsapp groups. She claims that she doesn’t have a favourite genre, but she always find herself going back to watching psychological thriller, just for for the thrill of it. For someone who has a full time job, she watches an insane amount of TV shows. According to TV Time, an app she uses to track her shows, she has spent 13 months 29 days and 5 hours (and counting) of her life binging TV shows. It’s a wonder how she gets her life together.

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