A slew of new projects unveiled at NYCC but some fans are tired of the nostalgia

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New York Comic-Con may not have seen much star wars movie or TV ads, but it delivered the goods when it came to books and comics. Lucasfilm Publishing hosted a panel dedicated to the pursuit The High Republic project, and there was a discussion of upcoming stories led by writers and artists working in a galaxy far, far away.

These included a series of comics centered on Sana Sarros, further information on the Star Wars: Revelations one-shots, the revelation of the legendary in the universe Star Wars: The High Republic: Chronicles of the Jediand the intriguer Star Wars Timeline book that exposes the entire galactic saga in an exhaustive chronological order.

‘Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade’ Features a Fearsome-Looking New Dark Jedi

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The period between Revenge of the Sith and A new hope is clearly fertile storytelling territory, though anyone working there has the problem that there aren’t many Jedi. Order 66 wiped them out, and Lucasfilm was careful not to overload canon with new Jedi who miraculously survived but did nothing to help during the original trilogy.

Luckily, the Imperial Inquisitors offer them a great way to introduce more Force users without breaking the barrel. Obi Wan Kenobi saw Reva struggle to capture the Jedi General, but the head of a new book Rise of the Red Blade can eclipse it in every way. Iskat is the newest member of the Inquisitors and looks like a fearsome warrior, though as the protagonist we suspect she’ll soon start having second thoughts about a life of evil.

Have you ever wondered what the story behind Yoda’s panpipes was? This book has your back.

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star wars is known for nearly every character and item with a detailed history, and many fans will have spent time browsing Wookieepedia to learn about the weirder corners of the universe. Well, if that’s okay with you, the next book Star Wars: 100 items could be a must buy. This was detailed at NYCC, along with a published page explaining what’s going on with Yoda’s Blissl.

Don’t worry, we didn’t know what it was either. It’s about the panpipes around his neck, with the entry explaining that Yoda built it to stay sane on Dagobah and to feel some connection to the surrounding ecosystem. The rest of the book will be full of similar entries detailing items like Darth Vader’s mask, Clone Trooper helmet, Tusken gaffi staff, and more. Many will consider this information unnecessary, but we can’t deny that we don’t want to verify it when it arrives in April 2023.

‘Andor’ Fans Say It’s The Only ‘Star Wars’ Show That Respects Audience Intelligence

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from Andor The sixth episode lands on Wednesday and all signs point to it being a banger. We’ve been preparing for the Imperial Base Heist for two full episodes, and the action is about to kick off in style. We just hope Rebels all make it to the credits in one piece.

Now fans have identified its slow pace, focus on character building, and are confident that audiences can infer details rather than needing to explain them explicitly as one of its best qualities. Whatever your opinion of the slow-burning show, you can’t deny its confident pace and clever writing. The only problem is that compared to Obi-Wan Kenobi, it makes Return of Everyone’s Favorite Bearded Jedi lackluster.

star wars should cater to a wide range of audiences, including young children, but we’re just happy that Andor was unapologetically aimed at fans demanding a bit more depth and complexity in their space fantasy adventures.

Should ‘Star Wars’ stop wallowing in nostalgia?

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A common complaint throughout the Disney era of star wars was that it relied way too much on nostalgia for the original trilogy. Rey in the force awakens was essentially one in universe star wars fan, and The Rise of Skywalker made the disastrous decision to bring back Emperor Palpatine. Disney Plus shows have also been accused of this, particularly in the fake Luke Skywalker’s appearances in The Mandalorian and Boba Fett’s Book.

Some fans are craving something new, saying that repeatedly adding new stories to the Skywalker Saga risks ruining it. Others are more optimistic, pointing out that this is exactly what star wars is. Luckily, we have a part of the franchise that isn’t full of nostalgia in The High Republic and Taika Waititi’s film would be set outside the saga with new characters and settings.

This question won’t be answered anytime soon, but let’s face it, Disney can’t keep deleting the original trilogy forever.

Looking ahead to tomorrow, we can expect a glimpse of the new Andor. This will be the conclusion of the series’ second three-episode arc, so expect the story to move forward as Cassian establishes himself as a talent to watch in the Rebellion.

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