Today, Lucasfilm announced via StarWars.com they are having to revise the release dates of the highly anticipated publishing initiative, Star Wars: The High Republic. Since the ambitious publishing plan was announced, fans globally have been waiting with baited breath for the series of books and comics announced in February of this year. Lucasfilm tapped fan-favorite authors Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, and Charles Soule to craft this new era of Star Wars publishing.
Check out the official release below.
Lucasfilm has confirmed new dates for the launch of Star Wars: The High Republic, due to general marketplace delays.
Both Charles Soule’s adult novel Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi and Justina Ireland’s middle grade novel Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage will both now release on January 5, 2021. Claudia Gray’s young adult novel Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Dark has moved to a new release date of February 2, 2021.
New release dates for Marvel’s Star Wars: The High Republic series and IDW Publishing’s Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures series will be announced at a later time.
Star Wars: The High Republic is set in an era when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their zenith, roughly 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. This period on the Star Wars timeline will not overlap any filmed or planned Star Wars movies or series, giving creators a blank canvas and a vast amount of creative room. There will be new worlds, new foes, new heroes, and new adventures.
Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain provided StarWars.com with the following letter about the change:
We will continue to post information as its provided about the revised release dates. For more information about the new publishing initiative, check out the details here.