Lucasfilm peels back the veil of secrecy to give us our first look at the new Padawan learners of The High Republic
Despite the COVID-19 sized thorn in the side of the entertainment industry, Lucasfilm’s ambitious literary universe, The High Republic has overcome the delays and is just a few short months away. With the clocking ticking down to release, StarWars.com is peeling back the veil of secrecy surrounding the project to give us our first look at the new Padawan learners we will encounter on the journey.
Here’s the official line:
Lucasfilm’s multi-platform epic Star Wars: The High Republic will turn back the clock to the golden age of the Jedi; that means, of course, not just stories about fully-trained Jedi Knights, but their apprentices, as well. And just like any student body in our galaxy, no two Padawans will be alike.
“The High Republic Padawans really run the gamut in terms of skill, devotion, and personality,” says Lucasfilm Publishing executive editor Jennifer Heddle. “Some are reluctant to seek out adventure while some are perhaps a little too eager; some are extremely talented in the Force while others maybe have to work a little bit harder. We wanted to showcase a wide range of young people in the hopes every reader can find someone they relate to.”
Get a first look at these Star Wars: The High Republic Padawans below:
One item of note is the confirmed first Jedi (albeit an apprentice) to ever own a pet, in this case, a charhound named Ember. Bell Zettifar is said to spend the bulk of his downtime wandering the iron hills of the planet Elphrona alongside his trusty companion – but with the Jedi code banning all attachments, I am intrigued by this forbidden relationship.
And how awesome is it to see another Wookiee wielding a lightsaber? After getting a taste for Wookiee Jedi Knights during The Clone Wars, the addition of Burryaga is a welcome treat. Just another reason why these are exciting times for the literary galaxy far, far away…
Be sure to head over to StarWars.com for the full reveal…
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Source: Star Wars