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All of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s events set to become a big part of Luke and Leia’s story in the Marvel comics

August 27th, 2017 by Marc Comments

While we loved Rogue One: A Star Wars Story here at FTN, there were parts that annoyed us about it.

And one, while totally deliberate from the story standpoint, was that while the team got the plans to the Death Star that basically meant the Empire was beaten before it started, it bugged us that no-one really knew what happened and how much the team – Rogue One as they became named – had been through and sacrificed.

But now the comics are going to address it and it sounds like Rogue One’s events are set to be a fairly major part of the story moving on.

Writers Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca take over the Star Wars comic with issue #38 this November and they’re planning on drawing the lore all together: “We know the story because we’ve seen Star Wars, but to me, the specifics are really interesting,” Gillen says.

The story will be set between A New Hope and the Empire Strikes Back and will eventually end up on Hoth, however, there’s much to be done before they get that far: “We’re going to the post apocalyptic wasteland that was left after the Empire blew a hole in Jedha and removed one of the holiest sites there. That’s great for all of our characters.

“We’re taking Leia to a planet that was shot by the Death Star. For a survivor of Alderaan that’s everything. Then Luke is searching for the spirituality of the Jedi and he’s taken to a big hole where their holiest site used to be. That’s an enormous visual that expresses the problem that Luke is facing. What he’s looking for isn’t there anymore.

“So there’s that juicy, meaty, thematic stuff and then you’ve got really good visuals. The idea of dropping, Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and the droids into a post-apocalyptic wasteland is pretty fun.
When asked if anyone survived the destruction of the city, Gillen was coy.

“The Rogue One crew survived it, so there’s a good chance others did as well. Also, Jedha City wasn’t the only settlement on the planet. Those other settlements though are in shall we say . . . a pretty poor state right now.

“There are reasons why the Empire thinks it needs to go back to Jedha. They took all the Khyber Crystals from the planet and now they’re coming back for something else. That’s prompted what would be best described as a neo-partisan movement. Some people are trying to carry on in the spirit of Saw Gerrera.

“Through that we get people like Luke discovering everything that allowed him to get into a position to destroy the Death Star. He finds out about Jyn Erso and all the people who sacrificed their lives to give him the chance to be a hero. As you can imagine, that’s going to hit Luke hard.”

As fans of Star Wars (and many other franchises) one of the things we love is when everything comes together and of course Rogue One is part of the universe in a massive way, but we’ll get to revisit the events of the movie – not just the Death Star plans part – and see how it all has an impact on other characters and parts of the story.

Star Wars #38 will hit stores November 1.

The Rebel Alliance turns its attention to the shattered planet of Jedha! Once the site of great significance to the Jedi, Jedha was left in ruins when the Death Star annihilated the Holy City there. Now, new series writer Kieron Gillen joins artist Salvador Larroca to bring Luke, Leia, Han, and the rest to the remains of the tragic victim of the Empire’s fury!

Source: CBR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….