After months of anticipation, Disney and Lucasfilm have finally announced their plans for the mysterious Project Luminous.
On Monday night, Lucasfilm announced that Project Luminous will be a “publishing campaign” that will be set in The High Republic Era and will explore the Star Wars galaxy set 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.”
In Star Wars lore, the age of The High Republic is known for being the peak of the Jedi Order.
“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,” the official announcement explains.
According to Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The High Republic will be penned by fan-favorite authors such as Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, and Charles Soule.
The first books and comics — beginning with Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi — are set to be released this August at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in August 2020.
“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.”
Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi, which is written by Charles Soule, is already available for pre-order.
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