Even coming months after the film, Jason Fry’s The Last Jedi novelization debuts on The New York Times bestseller list at #2.
A few new behind the scenes clips have emerged since we last checked in. The first, on Kylo’s choice to not kill Leia, features a new priceless quote from Carrie Fisher. The second is on the crystal foxes (err, vulptices), finally giving us a long-awaited look at the actual dog-wearing-straw-costume used to help develop them. And from yesterday, how a Ralph McQuarrie painting from Empire inspired the final showdown and a bit on the red of Crait.
This week brings two The Last Jedi adaptations, two comics and the latest Insider. After a delay of several months, Jason Fry’s The Last Jedi novelization is finally dropping on Tuesday, March 6. (There’s also a junior novel version by Michael Kogge.)
A special edition of Jason Fry’s The Last Jedi novelization will be an Emerald City Comic Con exclusive. Attendees will be able to get the book a few days early (ECCC runs from March 1-4 in Seattle), but there’s a catch: You’ll have to enter a lottery.
In this week’s returning Star Wars Show, Rian Johnson and Jason Fry tease additional scenes that made The Last Jedi novelization – including a glimpse at the footage of one that was cut from the film. The book will be out on in hardcover and eBook on March 6.
It’s The Last Jedi week, with the first screenings hitting the night of Thursday, December 14 in the U.S. (International dates may vary, but the bulk are this week.)
In the modern age of Star Wars, that also means that we’re getting the bulk of the film’s tie-ins on Friday, December 15.
The special New York Comic Con panel about the Star Wars 40th Anniversary anthology features several of the book’s 40-something writers, including moderator Pablo Hidalgo, Claudia Gray, Delilah Dawson, Jason Fry, E.K. Johnston and more.
The general publishing panel video is also out, and added to the original news post.
The big news out of the Star Wars literature panel at New York Comic Con? A Thrawn sequel from Timothy Zahn is coming next summer. Thrawn: Alliances will also feature Darth Vader, because why not, I guess.
Since Thrawn pretty much butts up against Thrawn’s appearance and new canon debut Rebels, there’s some speculation that the book could be set after the cartoon… Which could mean that he’ll survive the show’s final season. Maybe. In any case, the book is already in the hands of Del Rey.
It’s also up on the Random House catalog, where we get a brief – but illuminating – blurb.
The sequel to New York Times bestseller Thrawn, Thrawn: Alliances will continue to follow the rise of Grand Admiral Thrawn to the heights of Imperial power—and accompany him into the past, witnessing his first encounter with the man who will one day become Darth Vader.
The book is currently scheduled for a June 26, 2018 release in hardcover and eBook.
The Last Jedi novelization by Jason Fry has been scheduled for a March 6, 2018 release in both hardcover and eBook. This is a bit of a departure from the novelizations for The Force Awakens and Rogue One, both of which came out as eBooks on the film release dates, followed by a hardcover a few weeks later. Maybe the rush wasn’t worth the result?
The Last Jedi will be in theaters December 15, 2017.
Despite the two-pronged release, The Force Awakens novelization managed to become the first Star Wars novel to hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in several years.
A whole heap of Star Wars book news has come out of San Diego Comic-Con, some expected, some not. (This is all in addition to what we heard the other day!) Most are, naturally, tie-ins to The Last Jedi. We learned that longtime Star Wars writer Jason Fry is writing the Del Rey novelization of the film. Franchise newcomer Elizabeth Wein is writing Cobalt Squadron, “the harrowing story of the courageous bomber pilots and technicians of Cobalt Squadron.” The novel for young readers will feature Rose and Paige Tico.