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So, we’ll be seeing a Rogue One prequel novel before the movie

March 20th, 2016 by Marc Comments


It was announced at C2E2 during the Star Wars Books panel that we will be seeing a prequel novel for the upcoming film (and first spinoff of its kind) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The novel is going under the title Star Wars: Catalyst, and while no author or set release date was given, it was confirmed that we will be seeing its arrival this fall, ahead of Rogue One, in December.

Here’s the official announcement, courtesy of the Star Wars Books Twitter account:

Star Wars Underground are speculating that Star Wars: A New Dawn author John Jackson Miller could possibly be writing the story, due to his appearance on the panel, but these are just rumours at the moment.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released on 16 December 2016

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….