Last week, Lucasfilm announced their plans to connect “Return of the Jedi” to the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the form of 20 new books ranging from novels to comics and more. Now, Lucasfilm and Del Rey Books have revealed another title – “Star Wars: Aftermath.” The first in a new trilogy connecting “Jedi” and “Awakens,” the book will be written by “Blackbirds,” “Mockingbird,” and “Under the Empyrean Sky” author Chuck Wendig.
“My earliest — and still one of my best — movie-going experiences as a kid was being a four-year-old watching The Empire Strikes Back at a drive-in theater with my sister…My jaw dropped and I don’t think I’ve found it, yet,” said Wendig. “Those movies opened up a world for me, and my love of storytelling comes from them and from the galaxy of smaller, connected stories, too — from the toys to the games to the books. In fact, one of the first novels I ever read was the novelization of A New Hope. I have a son who will in a few short months be my age when I saw Empire, so to be involved with the Star Wars universe just as the new film is coming out — it feels like not only something akin to kismet, but a great and powerful privilege.”
Set to debut this September, the book will feature not only a new cast of characters, but also some fan favorite ones from the original films, plus some teases for the upcoming “The Force Awakens.” It’s officially described as follows:
“The second Death Star has been destroyed. Rumors are flying that the Emperor and his enforcer, Darth Vader, are dead. A new government is forming to replace the Empire. But the galaxy is a big place, and the fallout of this cataclysm will affect different worlds in different ways. Does everyone accept the fall of Imperial rule? Has everyone even heard the life-altering news? What rushes in to fill the vacuum the Empire has left? And who will try to stop them?”
You can pre-order your copy of “Star Wars: Aftermath” by clicking here.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to open December 18. It stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Christina Chong and Miltos Yerolemou,