“Project Luminous” has been revealed! The secret Star Wars project is a new setting for the Star Wars galaxy set 200 years for the events of the Skywalker Saga (The Phantom Menace). The era called “The High Republic” will be featured in novels, comics, and more for both kids and adults! Publishers for Star Wars: The High Republic include Disney Lucasfilm Press, Del Rey, IDW Publishing, and Marvel.
The Jedi Order is at its highest and the Republic is in expansion. This is where the stories begin. Think “Jedi Knights of the round table” type adventures set in the world of Star Wars.
The time is hopeful and optimistic and the Jedi are “true guardians of peace and justice.” The stories will allow for exploration of the universe such as pioneer life in the Outer Rim which was seeing expansion.
This period will not overlap any filmed features or series currently planned or in production which gives creators room for new adventures and original characters. Creators include Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, and Charles Soule.
Watch the announcement trailer:
The first comics and books will debut at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in August 2020. We’ll have more details as they’re officially released including new characters, comics, and what’s sure to be the toys to come!
Initial releases include: