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Star Wars: The High Republic Pushed Back to Early 2021

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, May 26, 2020.

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    Lucasfilm has confirmed the delay of the publishing event until early 2021, citing general marketplace delays and ensuring 'that the launch is as grand and epic as it deserves to be'.



    Originally slated for an August release Charles Soule’s adult novel Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi and Justina Ireland’s middle grade novel Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage have been moved to January 5, 2021. Claudia Gray’s young adult novel Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Dark to release February 2, 2021.



    The release dates for Marvel’s Star Wars: The High Republic series and IDW’s Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures series will be announced 'at a later time'. Best guesses would put their release close to the novels next year as this was marketed as a publishing event and the stories will be somewhat interconnected. The delay of the comic book publishing schedule in general could have been another factor in the decision, since Lucasfilm seem to have a very clear plan on how they want the High Republic content to roll out.



    Michael Siglain, Lucasfilm Publishing creative director, provided a letter, detailing the delay and some of the reasoning behind it.

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    Siglain promises we won't be disappointed with what's to come and teases us with a bit more information including the 'San Tekka Clans' which may be a little reference to the ancestors of explorer Lor San Tekka, the old man Poe Dameron meets at the start of The Force Awakens.



    It's sad news but necessary and understandable given everything that's happening in the world at the moment. Luckily, other Star Wars novels seem to be on track for the rest of the year. With E.K. Johnston's Queen's Peril releasing June 2, Alexander Freed's Shadow Fall on June 23, Alex Segura's prequel Poe Dameron: Free Fall on August 4, and Timothy Zahn's Thrawn prequel Chaos Rising on October 6, we'll have content to get us through to next years event!





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    Wow. Terrible leadership from Kathy Kennedy.

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    Can't tell if you're serious or not...
     
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    Agreed. Why didn't she just end the Corona crisis? So incompetent...

    ...also, Jareth, The King of Bulge! <3
     
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    And also perfect timing as Scott Derrickson was just tapped to direct a sequel for Labyrinth!
     
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    This is what I get for thinking. I had the thought a few days ago that this might happen now here we are. But, the delay will probably ultimately be a good thing?


    "A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad" -- Shigeru Miyamoto

    Just...you know....for books instead...
     
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    well, it was that or ‘Prince of the Land of Stench’ :D
     
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    I can attest to the fact that there isn't a book out there that couldn't have benefited from another 6 months of edits and proofs and work (at some point you just have to draw the line, but you could ALWAYS do with another round of revisions). Assuming they actually put in additional work in the meantime, this delay is definitelly good for the product quality. Of course, it still sucks 'cause we're all impatient children, heh heh

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    Ironically, I think the High Republic could have done great business in August. People will probably still be primarily stuck at home and with little in the way of new TV/Movies. A lot of people seem to have watched the entire Netflix library already! Could have peaked the interest of a lot of casual fans who wouldn’t normally get involved in the books.
     
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    I don't think the delay has anything to do with getting content done or quality content done, it's the mass production part that's the challenge.
     
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    Indeed! The downside is that August would have probably been a way better launch window considering the state of the world currently. But yea, the books themselves are definitely done at this point.
     
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