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'Star Wars: The High Republic' era publishing project (was aka 'Project Luminous')

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Project Luminous has been mentioned for a long while now - since around April of 2019.

Charles Soule, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, Justina Ireland and Claudia Gray are the main people involved in the project - so it has potential for some high quality work.

Details finally emerged on the project today, with ‘Project Luminous’ being revealed to be the Star Wars: The High Republic publishing campaign (books and comics). More information can be found below…

 

Lucasfilm to launch Star Wars: The High Republic publishing campaign in 2020’:-

https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-the-high-republic

 

With an ‘introductory announcement’ video, here…

Star Wars: The High Republic | Announcement Trailer

or click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCat5fXRyyU to watch - at the Star Wars official YouTube channel. (4 mins long)

 

In short (the blurb from the above Star Wars website article)

'Later this year, Lucasfilm will launch an epic new era of Star Wars storytelling that will be explored through multiple voices in adult and young adult novels, children’s books, and comics from a variety of publishers including Disney Lucasfilm Press, Del Rey, IDW Publishing, and Marvel.

Star Wars: The High Republic, which has previously been referred to as “Project Luminous”, will be set in an era when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their zenith, about 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. This period on the Star Wars timeline will not overlap any of the filmed features or series currently planned for production, giving creators and partners a vast amount of room to tell Star Wars stories with new adventures and original characters.’

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So this is actually the High Republic, a collection of books and comics set in a new era 200 years before the prequels, with yellow Jedi robes and more lightsaber colours.

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Some of the art generated by the project:





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^ Some intriguing art there, mate.
 
 

A few videos on the project from three of the more reasoned / balanced Star Wars youtubers out there…
 

Star Wars: The High Republic - Info & Thoughts // Project Luminous News’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFLxH8yETFU - from the HelloGreedo youtube channel. (6+ mins)

 

Star Wars: The High Republic confirmed - Project Luminous Announcement Reaction’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMiOKPTJQt4 - from the Star Wars Explained youtube channel. (24 mins)

 

The High Republic & Project Luminous Info and Thoughts’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfKl9qoGQrU - from the At-At Chat youtube channel. (8 mins)
 

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Interesting to note that one saber has two parallel blades, and another has a knife or something on the other end.

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Tobar said:

So there’s blue darksabers now?

The unfortunate reality of the Star Wars prequel and Disney trilogies is that they will always be around. Forever. They will never go away. It can never be undone.

I also prefer to be referred to as “TNT”, not “Freezing”.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Tobar said:

Highly doubtful you’ll ever see lightsiders wielding red sabers in the new canon given the new canon’s explanation for how they’re created.

I know all about that. And I hate it. With every single fibre of my absolute being.

Only because you want Jedi to wield red lightsabers.

The unfortunate reality of the Star Wars prequel and Disney trilogies is that they will always be around. Forever. They will never go away. It can never be undone.

I also prefer to be referred to as “TNT”, not “Freezing”.

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This looked like crap. It’s so paint by numbers / made by a committee that they have diversity written twice on their whiteboard. The villains seemed so lame as well. Nothing in the video was interesting.

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I mean the artwork is nice, people are good at what they do. But on the other hand it’s only just far enough into the past so they can stick with the same SW aesthetic.

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Mocata said:

I mean the artwork is nice, people are good at what they do. But on the other hand it’s only just far enough into the past so they can stick with the same SW aesthetic.

Let’s be honest. They could’ve set this 4000 years in the past, and they’d still stick with the same SW aesthetic.

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Disney “cannon” is… just… not cannon to me. I’ve read so many Star Wars books, seen all the movies several times (still believe Hal9000’s versions are the best).

I never liked that Disney stepped in and said “oh by the way, all those books (100+), comics and games are no longer cannon because we said so”.

I will keep an eye out to see what they actually do with this. I just hope they have SOME respect for all the CANNON that is already out there, and don’t try and rewrite it all.

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Tobar said:

Highly doubtful you’ll ever see lightsiders wielding red sabers in the new canon given the new canon’s explanation for how they’re created.

Just because “bleeding” them turns them red doesn’t mean they can’t also “naturally” be red.

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DerekJR321 said:

Disney “cannon” is… just… not cannon to me. I’ve read so many Star Wars books, seen all the movies several times (still believe Hal9000’s versions are the best).

I never liked that Disney stepped in and said “oh by the way, all those books (100+), comics and games are no longer cannon because we said so”.

I will keep an eye out to see what they actually do with this. I just hope they have SOME respect for all the CANNON that is already out there, and don’t try and rewrite it all.

It is nothing new - Lucasfilm did the pretty much the same for the Holiday Special, both the animated Droids and Ewoks series, the two mid-80’s Ewok films, and 2003’s The Cone Wars animated series too… well before Disney came along.
 

Thankfully, this site exists with some very determined and kind people out there finding and preserving content that Lucasfilm do not want us to be able to watch anymore 😃

 

Back on the subject of The High Republic era, the informative ‘Star Wars Explained’ youtube channel has knocked up a few insightful videos on the subject, with this one catching the eye as mentioning any references already made to it:-

The High Republic - All References to the Era So Far’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNHdNjFRILo
 

They have a playlist of videos on the subject of The High Republic era (10 videos so far):-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNHdNjFRILo&list=PL1E873sPZ0PNdG_HOJ5fnRLBSmWzcpi0p

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The official Star Wars website gives some information on a few of the main Jedi from The High Republic…
 

’Inside Star Wars: The High Republic - Meet the Jedi Knights and Masters’:-

https://www.starwars.com/news/inside-star-wars-the-high-republic-meet-the-jedi-knights-and-masters
 

‘In an exclusive series, StarWars.com is pulling back the curtain on Star Wars: The High Republic, a publishing epic set about 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, with insights from creators, new details, and never-before-seen concept art. Arriving fall 2020, the story will be explored through multiple voices and span adult and young adult novels, children’s books, and comics from a variety of publishers. In this installment, StarWars.com gets a first look at some of the starring Jedi Knights and Masters.’

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^ That kind of sucks nothing will be for Christmas (damn, that means some actual thuoght will have to go into gift-giving this year 😉) but obviously understand why there is the delay.

Maybe we’ll get a teaser or some exerts later in the year - or at least some more background information?

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I hope so too, looking forward to this new project, especially as the writers invovled are all committed to this and are well versed in the Star Wars Universe.

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Despite hating the term High Republic i much prefer old republic. They should be making these as films.

I mean isn’t that kind of what the game of thrones guys were going to do before they quit their trilogy.
Iain McCaig and Doug Chiang should be working on new films, way too talented to be storyboarding or doing concept arts for novels and comic books.