'Rogue One' Writer Penning 'Last Jedi' Comic Book
As Star Wars fans head to theaters to watch Solo: A Star Wars Story, Marvel Entertainment will be maintaining a tradition that goes back to the origins of the franchise by releasing the first two issues of its comic book adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The six-issue series, which will begin in May, follows the path established by Marvel’s adaptations of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, by adding scenes not featured in the movie that are, nonetheless, canonical parts of the story.
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It also follows the comic adaptation of The Force Awakens by using a writer whose work has appeared elsewhere in the Star Wars franchise; the series will be written by Gary Whitta, one of the screenwriters of Rogue One, who has also penned episodes of the Disney XD Star Wars: Rebels animated series and contributed to the Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View prose anthology. (The Force Awakens comic was written by Chuck Wendig, the author responsible for the Star Wars: Aftermath prose trilogy.)
Artwork for the Last Jedi comic book comes from Michael Walsh and Mike Spencer, with covers by Mike Del Mundo. The first issue also features a variant cover by Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi No. 1 will be released May 2, with the second issue following later that month.
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