This Week! In Star Wars: The High Republic, LEGOs, New Characters & Pets
Just under the wire, the Baver Bunch dropped a brand new — chock full of news — This Week! In Star Wars show on us.
And, beyond the cute Star Wars pets, we also got some new characters, books, and TOYS!
Check it out:
This week in Star Wars, we get an exclusive first look at concept art of the Jedi from Star Wars: The High Republic; a character reveal from Star Wars: Shadow Fall, the sequel to Alphabet Squadron; and new toys including a LEGO set inspired by the 501st Legion and more Hasbro action figures. Plus, we take a look back at the 50th Academy Awards ceremony when Star Wars: A New Hope brought home 6 awards.
And, speaking of the “High Republic,” StarWars.com’s Dan Brooks sat down with one of the creatives in charge of the era:
“Readers will see a very wide variety of Jedi in this era,” says Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain. “This is a hopeful, optimistic time when the Jedi are good and noble, and we want to reflect that in their characters while still giving them enough depth and dimension so that their individual personalities and idiosyncrasies shine through. The Jedi Knights of the High Republic are both aspirational and inspirational. In short, they’re the good guys.”
They look pretty cool, too:
And the StarWars.com team also filled us in on the upcoming novel, Shadow Fall – a sequel to Alphabet Squadron.
In Shadow Fall, book two of the Alphabet Squadron trilogy, we’ll not only see more of our New Republic pilots but also get a deeper look into what the Imperial Remnant is up to. Major Soran Keize is now back in command of Shadow Wing, and the experienced commander is desperately trying to give the directionless Imperial unit something to fight for. As some members of his unit turn to specters of the past for comfort (like those creepy Palpatine messenger droids), Soran decides to give Shadow Wing a future — by targeting Alphabet Squadron and the other New Republic fighters under the command of General Hera Syndulla.
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