Charles Soule, the author of Light of the Jedi, the first book in the Star Wars: The High Republic publishing project, has teased the massive scope of the endeavour.
Star Wars is pretty ambitious by nature thanks to its sprawling timeline and interconnected characters. Apparently things are going to get even bigger with the introduction of The High Republic.
The new era of Star Wars is kicking off with a publishing project, debuting with Charles Soule’s novel Light of the Jedi. Soule is a long-time Star Wars writer and he has told THR that nothing he has done compares to The High Republic:
“I’ve never done anything like The High Republic — from the writers room approach to the scope, stakes and opportunity … it’s wild. The closest analog I can think of is working on the big multi-title crossover comic stories I’ve done at Marvel and DC, but this is bigger by at least an order of magnitude.
“There’s also the sense that even though The High Republic is its own era, it’s part of a shared history with the entirety of Star Wars continuity, and things that happen in a different piece of Star Wars content might have a direct influence on what we can do in our stories.”
There have already been references to The High Republic in other Star Wars media, with this kind of crossover set to continue, one can see this new era becoming increasingly important to the galaxy’s history.
Hopefully the publishing project will be successful enough for The High Republic era to make its way into other mediums such as games, TV, and perhaps even film.