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[The High Republic]
  Our Guide to Star Wars: The High Republic era.

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Two hundred years before the events of The Phantom Menace, in the era of the glorious High Republic, the noble and wise Jedi Knights must face a frightening threat to themselves, the galaxy, and the Force itself...

Formerly known as "Project Luminous", Star Wars: The High Republic is a new era on the Star Wars timeline - a time when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their zenith. These stories are set around two centuries before the events of The Phantom Menace and while they are separate from the Skywalker Saga era, events that occur during this era will affect the wider Star Wars galaxy.

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Thursday 10th September
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[The High Republic] [] StarWars.com: Exclusive preview of Marvel's The High Republic #1

StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has posted an article "A Padawan faces the Jedi Trials in Marvel's Star Wars: The High Republic #1" where they have an exclusive preview of initial pencil drawing's from Marvel's upcoming first issue. There are also insights from writer Cavan Scott:

There’s something at once novel and familiar about the new era of Star Wars storytelling, a fact made immediately clear by the initial pages of the upcoming Marvel Star Wars: The High Republic comic series. “You’ll see things you never expected in a Star Wars story,” says writer Cavan Scott.
Scott was part of the core team of authors who gathered at Skywalker Ranch in 2018 to help forge a path for the interwoven tales that the project would encompass. “I came up with the character of Keeve Trennis in our first Project Luminous summit,” Scott says. “Now to see her coming to life through Ario [Anindito] and Mark [Morales’] art is wonderful.”

Read the full article here[External site - opens in a new window/tab].

 
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Tuesday 1st September
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[The High Republic] [] StarWars.com: Meet Yoda

StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has an article "Inside Star Wars: The High Republic: Meet Yoda" where we get a first look at a legendary Jedi Master as we’ve never seen him before:

“For 800 years have I trained Jedi.”
Yoda lived a long, legendary life. But we’ve only known him through his final act — in the last days of the Republic and Jedi Order, and during the training of Luke Skywalker. In Star Wars: The High Republic, we’ll encounter the Jedi Master centuries prior, and StarWars.com is thrilled to offer a first look...

Read the full article here[External site - opens in a new window/tab].

 
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Tuesday 11th August
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[The High Republic] [] StarWars.com: Exclusive excerpt from A Test of Courage

StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has posted an exclusive excerpt from Justina Ireland's upcoming middle grade novel Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage:

Coming January 5, 2021, Ireland’s A Test of Courage is one of the tentpole releases in the Star Wars: The High Republic publishing epic, which will take readers back to the peak of the Jedi Order, centuries prior to the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. The novel follows a ragtag group of young adventurers — newly-minted teen Jedi Vernestra Rwoh, a young Padawan, audacious tech-kid Avon Starros, and the son of an ambassador – after a galaxy-wide disaster leaves them stranded on a jungle moon.

Read the full article here[External site - opens in a new window/tab].

 
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Thursday 23rd July
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[The High Republic] [] StarWars.com: Meet the characters of The High Republic (Part 2)

StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has posted an article "Inside Star Wars: The High Republic: Meet the Jedi Knights and Masters (Part 2)" where we are introduced to some of the key characters from this forthcoming era:

Star Wars: The High Republic, Lucasfilm’s multi-platform, cross-publisher epic launching in January 2021, will introduce the world to Sskeer: a tough Jedi Master that doesn’t quite fit the mold. As such, he sounds very, very fun.
“Sskeer plays a major role in the Marvel Comics ongoing and is an absolute joy to write,”
says Cavan Scott, one of the writers behind The High Republic. “He’s a gruff, opinionated Trandoshan who has been around the block more times than he cares to remember. Loyal, but brutally honest, you can always be sure Sskeer will tell you exactly what’s on his mind…or so Avar Kriss and his fellow Jedi think. That’s all about to change. This is a Jedi Master with a secret that is tearing him apart.” Still, The High Republic is set at a time when the Jedi are at their peak. And none exemplify that more than Avar Kriss.”

Read the full article here[External site - opens in a new window/tab].

 
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Wednesday 27th May
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[The High Republic] [] Launch of The High Republic moved to beginning of 2021

Michael Siglain, Lucasfilm Publishing Creative Director, has announced that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the launch of Star Wars: The High Republic publishing program has been put back to the beginning of 2021.
This means that the US release dates for the first batch of books have been moved thus:

  • 5th January, 2021 (from 25th August, 2020)
    Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule, hardback novel from Del Rey
  • 5th January, 2021 (from 8th September, 2020)
    A Test of Courage by Justine Ireland, children's book from Disney-Lucasfilm Press
  • 2nd February, 2021 (from 6th October, 2020)
    Into the Dark by Claudia Gray, YA novel from Disney-Lucasfilm Press
 
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Thursday 2nd April
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[The High Republic] [] StarWars.com: Meet the characters of The High Republic

StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has posted an article "Inside Star Wars: The High Republic: Meet the Jedi Knights and Masters" where we are introduced to some of the key characters from this forthcoming 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."

Read the full article here[External site - opens in a new window/tab].

 
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Wednesday 27th February
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[The High Republic] [] StarWars.com: A Roundtable Discussion with the creators of The High Republic

StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has posted an article "A Roundtable Discussion with the creators of The High Republic":

"What we did at this first round at the Ranch was have everyone — the authors, Story Group, the publishing team –talk about stories. We spent a couple days just saying, “What do we like about the franchise? What do we love about the franchise? What do we want to see in storytelling? What do we want to see in publishing? What do we read, what do we like, what do we watch?” And then everyone started to pitch different ideas and stories, and we went around and around, and all of those pitches were viewed internally. Everyone dug all of them, and it was decided, “All right, we want to go with this one,” which was one that Cav had come up with, but this is, no offense to you, Cav, this is no longer your story." - Lucasfilm Creative Director of Publishing Michael Siglain.

Read the full article here[External site - opens in a new window/tab].

 
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Wednesday 25th February
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[The High Republic] [] StarWars.com: 5 Things We Learned About The High Republic

StarWars.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has posted an article "5 Things We Learned About The High Republic" where the creative team behind this new initiative discuss their reasoning in creating The High Republic era:

During a special retreat to the palatial grounds of Skywalker Ranch about 18 months ago, the five authors and members of Lucasfilm’s publishing and story group met to hatch the idea that would become Project Luminous, or Star Wars: The High Republic. The team knew they wanted to explore a story featuring the Jedi as we’d never seen them before, but it was [Cavan] Scott who asked the question that sparked off the original storytelling idea: “What scares the Jedi?” It was the “Eureka!” moment that set the tone for what was to come, says Lucasfilm Creative Director of Publishing Michael Siglain.

Read the full article here[External site - opens in a new window/tab].

 
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Tuesday 24th February
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[The High Republic] [] Lucasfilm unveil Star Wars: The High Republic

Lucasfilm[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has unveiled a new era in Star Wars storytelling: The High Republic. Formerly known by the codename "Project Luminous”, it will involve publishers Del Rey, Disney-Lucasfilm Press, Marvel and IDW Publishing in telling all new stories in a new era on the timeline that will not conflict with any new planned films or TV series. According to Lucasfilm this will give 'creators and partners a vast amount of room to tell Star Wars stories with new adventures and original characters.'
The High Republic is a period set about two hundred years before The Phantom Menace when 'the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their zenith' and will feature original stories by Star Wars story-telling stalwarts including Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, and Charles Soule. The first books will debut at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in August 2020.
Lucasfilm also announced the first The High Republic titles which should be available from August:

  • Into the Dark by Claudia Gray (Young Adult novel, Disney Lucasfilm Press);
  • A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland (Middle Grade novel, Disney Lucasfilm Press);
  • The High Republic Adventures by Daniel José Older (IDW Publishing comic book series);
  • The High Republic by Cavan Scott (Marvel comic book series);
  • Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule (Adult novel, Del Rey).

There was also an announcement trailer video created by Lucasfilm:

 
   
   
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