A Star Wars writer shares his final thoughts on the canon of The High Republic and discusses its future.
A Star Wars writer offers his final comments on The High Republic’s canon and speculates on its future.
STAR WARS EXCLUSIVE: The High Republic included a variety of new Jedi and events in the first book in the trilogy, Light of the Jedi. The novel’s author, Charles Soule, has delved into the creation of one of the few female protagonists in the Star Wars mythos, as well as how his works fit into the series’ canon.
Following the conclusion of the sequel trilogy with The Rise of Skywalker, Disney began work on The High Republic, the next installment in the Star Wars story. This historical period occurs hundreds of years before Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and it honors the Jedi’s “golden age,” their rule, and the events that transpired during that time. The first book in the new series, Light of the Jedi, landed at the top of the New York Times bestsellers list, and was quickly followed by a slew of comic books and novels set in the same universe and time period.
Light of the Jedi author Charles Soule talks privately about the challenges of establishing a new Star Wars book from the bottom up.
Fortunately, the seasoned author had a fool-proof strategy for creating an exciting novel in this new age, having previously worked with Marvel on the Daredevil and Wolverine comic books, as well as his own book trilogy, The Oracle Year.
Charles remarked, “I simply sort of determined I was going to write a novel that felt like the best Star Wars movie I had never seen.”
“The main goal was to get people to want to read everything – from Rogue One to Empire Strikes Back, [TV series] Rebels – in order to pass on the experience that had brought me so much joy.”
Light of the Jedi begins with a horrific hyperspace disaster that threatens an entire system of planets, forcing the Jedi to act quickly and decisively.
The author, on the other hand, wasn’t afraid to admit that this new series had a lot riding on it.
And with good reason. Light of the Jedi, the first installment of Disney’s next great Star Wars trilogy, was released on January 5 of this year.
The Extended Universe storylines reigned supreme prior to Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm and the Star Wars canon.