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What are the most interesting facts about the upcoming Star Wars: High Republic project?

The ever-expanding universe of Star Wars doesn’t seem to know what the word stop means. Not convinced? Then what can you say about the newest expansion to this franchise called the High Republic? Clearly, the executives of Lucasfilm doesn’t know how to stop. But now that we’re gonna see what Obi-Wan was talking about, who are we to complain? If you don’t remember what he said, that’s okay. He just told Anakin Skywalker on the first Star Wars Film this line: “For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic before the dark times, before the Empire.” So there you have it. The High Republic is mainly based on that line.

Instead of a new movie, fans are treated with several published materials. The phase one of the High Republic era is told in three different novels and two different comics. All of these works are written by five different authors. The first work would be Charles Soule’s The High Republic: Light of the Jedi which will set the main conflict in the series. This will be followed by Justina Ireland’s The High Republic: A Test of Courage and Claudia Gray’s The High Republic: Into the Dark. Cavan Scott’s comic book series Star Wars: The High Republic and Daniel José Older’s Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures will wrap up the project. Though little is known about the story’s course, we do know some interesting facts about the project. Want to know what these are? Just keep reading to be in the loop of the most interesting facts about the upcoming Star Wars: High Republic project.

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  1. 1The Great Disaster is a pivotal event in the High Republic era.

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    The Great Disaster occurs in the first work of the project, Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule. This event has a rippling effect that is seen in the other two novels and two comics.

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  1. 2There’s no central character but a whole cast telling different perspectives.

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    The High Republic revolves around five different interconnected stories. These stories are told by different characters, Jedi Knights, Padawans, and even other citizens of the Republic.

  2. 3New lightsaber colors and hilts are in fashion.

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    New lightsaber colors that aren’t canon yet are making an appearance in Star Wars: High Republic such as turquoise and pink. Different hilt designs were also used by the Jedi Knights during their prime.

  1. 4The High Republic takes place 200 years before the Skywalker Saga.

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    Taking inspiration from what Obi-Wan Kenobi told Luke Skywalker about the old times, the High Republic era takes place 200 years earlier. It was during the near end of the Old Republic. At this time, the Jedis were at their prime. 

  2. 5Space pirates called Nhil brings chaos.

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    Marauding space pirates called the Nhils are the main villains of the High Republic era. Their motto is ‘You can’t take it with you but we can take it from you.’ These pirates are able to use hyperspace in a dangerous way.

  3. 6There are books and comics but no movie yet.

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    First introduced as the Project Luminous, Star Wars: High Republic focuses on published materials to tell new stories. Considered as the first phase, the project has 3 novels and 2 comic books.

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