Knights Archive spotted a comment by author Christie Golden on Facebook that seems to place the Sword of the Jedi trilogy in the same limbo as Paul Kemp’s duology.
Christie Golden said today that it “may or may not happen (don’t know yet.)”
The comments seem to be on a friendslocked post, and I debated over posting it… But it’s already out there, and fans really want to know about this trilogy.
In light of the upcoming sequel films, the status of the existing post-ROTJ storylines has been in question. Everything released since July’s Crucible has been set during ‘safer’ eras of the saga, during and between the first trilogies. It seems that LucasBooks has adapted a ‘wait and see’ method as regards the post-ROTJ releases that were announced before the Disney/sequel trilogy plans were made public. And with comments like this – and the Essential Characters cancellation – I don’t expect us to get any official info regarding these books anytime soon.
In under the gun, as another new year commences and we get back to our regular weekly schedule…
Comics are out n Tuesday again due to the holiday. So swing by your local comic shop to pick up The Star Wars #0 and the first Dark Times omnibus.
Yuletide, the annual rare-fandoms fanfic gift exchange, had a rule change this year that suddenly made it relevant to our interests – they allowed requests from lesser-ficed parts of large fandoms like Star Wars. So, for the first time, we’re seeing Star Wars fanfics among the offerings. 32 of them, in fact, including a whooping 13 X-Wing fics. Other requests included the Thrawn trilogy and The Old Republic.
EU-based fanfic has never been exactly rare, but it does tend to focus on the big ‘ships (ahem) so if you’ve been looking for something a little different, check out the listings. The authors are all currently anonymous, but will be revealed on January 1st, per Yuletide tradition.
The Wookiee Gunner came across some posters on the Disney Wikia that seem to be teasing a March run for The Clone Wars ‘Lost Missions’ on Disney XD in March.
Now, we don’t have a date – or even official confirmation – on the ‘Lost Missions’ tagline or even that the ‘bonus content’ will appear on Disney XD. All that comes from a November report out of Poland. The show images on the posters themselves are very low quality – despite the logos and text being clear and crisp – which leads me to believe these ‘posters’ are fan-made creations, not something official out of Disney or Lucasfilm. (
The images themselves being drawn from the Polish video – or altered from old stills – could explain the low quality. UPDATE: Jedi News IDs the sources of the ‘stills:’ Both are from videos posted by the official site.) Nor is the size of the posters consistent with each other.
Like any wiki – the Wookieepedia is also a Wikia wiki – the Disney wiki in question can be edited by anyone with an account.
I’ve embedded both ‘posters’ below the cut, if you want to check them out.
Santa Maul is proud to report that the Sithmas onslaught continues at the Club Jade Tumblr. Santa Maul hopes your unleashing of holiday rage goes well on this day!
Santa Maul is very busy, but he reminds you that Spike TV will be marathoning Star Wars movies starting Friday, January 3rd. Why not Sithmas? Santa Maul does not know, but his vengeance will be swift.
Below the cut are several other Star Wars themed Christmas videos from years past. Continue reading
Comics are out on Tuesday this week due to the holiday, so stop by your local comic shop if you just can’t wait for the second Knights of the Old Republic (John Jackson Miller version) omnibus.
Coming in the new year will (no doubt) be plenty more comics, but our first novel release is Joe Schreiber’s Darth Maul: Lockdown on January 28. For more OT-centric fans, there’s the Han-centric Honor Among Thieves by James S. A. Corey in March.
In the final part of an interview with StarWars.com on The Clone Wars, Dave Filoni shared details about wrapping up the series, giving some hints about the bonus material, and having George Lucas as a mentor in creating Star Wars. He discusses concluding season five with Ahsoka’s storyline, and his sense of guardianship over characters from the series. When asked about the bonus material (which were episodes in production for a sixth season), he mentions:
When you look at level of importance to wrap things up for fans, I think that two story arcs that fans will get to see are really, really important for the overall Clone Wars story. So I’m very glad that fans will get to see them in their completed form.
It’s not like all of the bonus material that comes out was planned on really answering things for fans. It’s more, “This is where we were headed,” and the Yoda story arc [announced on Twitter] definitely gives a sense of closure. One of the story arcs, which is very short, is not essential to the overall story but it is a nice final showcase for one of the prequel characters.
Building on Filoni’s comments about the two story arcs, Pablo Hidalgo clarified via Twitter the bonus content is more than just these two arcs.
In the interview, Filoni also discussed moving onto Rebels and being the public face of Star Wars storytelling, reiterating about the new show: “I know some fans just see Rebels as an extension of Clone Wars, but it’s not. It’s an entirely different thing with a different feeling and a different vibe.”
After venturing onto every other form of social media (Instagram, really?) StarWars.com has finally joined the rest of us on Tumblr. Rejoice and follow!