Can't wait for Star Wars 7? Well, you wont have to wait for long!
20 books are planned to fill in the gap between Return of the Jedi and the new movie to help ease the fans into the new experience. This doesn't totally make happy the avid readers who have been reading for years. They are still stinging from Disney's announcement that the new movies would not particularly be connected to this 'expanded universe'. But, now, at least, they have a chance to get ready and enjoy the written experience once more before Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens opens.
Marvel comics has already begun with a whole new series of comics targeted at getting us back immersed in the Star Wars universe. Bring us the iconic characters that made us love the space epic, titles featurning Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Princess Leia have gotten us ready to read more!
" Andrew Sugerman, executive vice president of Disney Publishing Worldwide, told EW.com. "Without revealing what those pieces are, it will just allow readers to speculate about the new film: What could a location mean, or what could a character mean?"
Fantasy publisher Del Rey will be publishing the original trilogy in book form, A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, as well as, Star Wars: Aftermath. These tried and true stories will be told from different perspectives for a fresh look.
Disney and Lucas Films will be publishing books for the young adult audience. Cecil Castellucci, an American born Canadian author, will be contributing for part of their Journey to Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens. He will be writing a Princess Leia story called 'Moving Target'. 'The Weapon of a Jedi' is a Luke Skywalker story written by Jason Fry who has written for Wizards of the Coast and Star Wars Insider. Han Solo will also be getting the treatment by Batwoman writter, Greg Rucka, and will be called appropriately, Smuggler's Run. Last but not least, 'Lost Stars' will be penned by Claudia Gray who is best known for her Evernight series.
A lot of the titles are still in development so keep watch for more to come to get us ready for '[Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](movie:711158)' opening on December 18th!