The highly-anticipated Star Wars literary event will kick off in January 2021 following the COVID-19 pandemic
The unexpected onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has practically decimated what was set to be a bumper year of movies, events, and book releases. Many of the biggest studios have been forced to remove projects from the release slate entirely – and the latest delay has caused a tremor in the Force.
Today, Lucasfilm has confirmed that the release of the hotly anticipated Star Wars literary event, The High Republic has been delayed until January, 2021. In a statement on the official Star Wars website, Lucasfilm confirmed that 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.
Unfortunately, even the galaxy far, far away is susceptible to the onslaught of the COVID-19 outbreak. We are living in unprecedented times, but when a literary project as good as The High Republic promises to be – it’s going to be worth waiting for.
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(Source: Star Wars)