The movie business is sitting in what seems like a unending stall, with an increasing number of motion pictures which ought to have been out by now being pushed again from scheduled launch dates into ‘someday in 2021’. For studios whose gaze is way past the following yr, the virus has thrown an enormous curveball at their long-term plans.
Star Wars was already scheduled for a break in feature-length movies, however now that break goes to be even longer. Their subsequent film will not hit cinemas till December 2023 (it was initially set for December 2022) which implies there’s a number of time for hypothesis.
We already knew that the brand new trilogy of movies was going to depart the Skywalker saga behind. As a prelude, to arrange a world of Star Wars with out Luke and co, Lucasfilm is launching a sequence of novels, kids’s books and comics to prime audiences for the tales to be informed.
They, collectively, might be generally known as Star Wars: The High Republic and StarWars.com have known as it “a publishing epic” set 200 years earlier than the prequel trilogy. While we do not know if the brand new motion pictures will discover this identical period, it appears odd to place a lot emphasis on written supplies inside the Star Wars universe if they don’t seem to be going to be explored on display.
With that in thoughts, although it’s simply our hypothesis, we flip our consideration to the newest bit of data from Star Wars about their High Republic sequence. One household key to the story of the High Republic is the San Tekkas, and if the title sounds acquainted you are not mistaken.
One of the High Republic writers Charles Soule informed StarWars.com: “Once only a household of hard-scrabble hyperspace prospectors searching for invaluable routes within the outer reaches of the galaxy, the San Tekka clan has turn out to be a dynasty, on the forefront of applied sciences and strategies that allow Chancellor Lina Soh’s nice galactic Republic proceed to increase safely to new areas.
“Overseen by scions Marlon and Vellis San Tekka, the clan operates in close conjunction with the Republic, and becomes crucial to its response to the Great Disaster. But the San Tekkas have a secret… their rise did not come without cost.”
Cast your thoughts again to 2015 (which seems like 84 years in the past at this level) and the opening scenes of The Force Awakens, during which a scrappy Poe Dameron is seen on Jakku being given a map by Lor San Tekka (performed by the late, nice Max Von Sydow) earlier than San Tekka is gunned down by Kylo Ren.
Lor San Tekka seems solely in The Force Awakens and its associated printed supplies, during which solely his particular person backstory is informed. We do not get a glimpse into the lives of his ancestors.
But now we’ll. So why decide a reputation from the up to date trilogy that would have been left alone except the purpose is to attract threads between the High Republic sequence and the Skywalker saga?
With a 200-year hole it is unlikely any faces you recognise will seem, however by no means say by no means. That the San Tekka clan is being given an enormous position is promising for followers who need some connection to the Skywalker saga they know and love.
The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the complete Skywalker Saga can be found on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K now, in addition to on Disney+, whereas Rise of Skywalker can be on Sky Cinema Premiere and NOW TV.
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