Thoughts on Star Wars: The High Republic

Star Wars has been teasing Project Luminous for some time, and now we finally know what it is.

With the Skywalker Saga ending, Star Wars is heading into a new unexplored era of the universe, and it couldn’t have been a perfect time.

Star Wars: The High Republic will feature a new set of novels and comic books for all ages of readers. The story will be carved out in an era 200 years before The Phantom Menace, during a time when the Jedi were the prime keepers of the peace. We should expect to see the height of the Jedi Order as they send their warriors across the far reaches of the galaxy to be peacekeepers and protectors.

Obviously, this has been their plan longer than they’ve led on, but this new direction is exactly where Star Wars needs to go.

In short, at Of Blades and Kings, we’re excited for the possibilities these storylines will bring to the universe. This direction, is possibly, one they should have gone into starting out, there’s mixed feelings about the new trilogy around here, but one thing is certain, a new direction was needed.

A new era provides plenty of opportunities for Star Wars to create new characters and delve deeper into the galaxy than we’ve seen before. This is the right decision, Star Wars needs a break from the Skywalker saga. They needed a new direction and a fresh perspective. We’re all excited about what’s to come with the High Republic. In my opinion the storylines that introduced a new perspective have been their most successful. The Clone Wars, Rebels, Rogue One, The Mandalorian, even Solo. All have created a fresh take on the Universe that has only made it better.

We have high hopes for the High Republic and we’re looking forward to the future of Star Wars. With a Cassian Andor series coming soon, the final season of Clone Wars out now, the High Republic announcement, and an Obi-Wan series in the works (check out the recent news for this series and our idea on how it could play out right HERE), Star Wars seems like it’s geared to take the new generation by storm. The definitive moment, for me, will come down to whether or not the High Republic is successful enough that we get movie adaptations, besides, if it’s not recognized in a movie is it even really cannon?

What’d you think about this new direction, which path do you think they should’ve gone in? Let us know!

Thank you so much for your time and remember, from the ashes a fire shall spring.

– The Wandering One

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