With Solo officially out on Friday, we’ve got a whole pile of movie tie-ins coming out this week.
Four brand new comics are out this Wednesday, May 9. First off, The Last Jedi #1 begins Marvel’s adaptation of the film, written by Rogue One’s Gary Whitta with art by Michael Walsh. We’re also getting Thrawn #4, Darth Vader #16 and Star Wars Adventures #10.
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.)
We’re just over a week away from the release of Jason Fry’s The Last Jedi novelization on Tuesday, March 6. Copies have been spotted out in the wild, and “spoilers” (such as they are) are running rampant, so beware the kneejerk reactions.
Jedi Bibliothek has the details on Marvel’s The Last Jedi adaptation. The six-part comic is will be written by Rogue One co-scriptwriter Gary Whitta and illustrated by Michael Walsh. The main cover is by Mike Del Mundo, and there’s also a Joe Quesada variant.
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.