With ‘Star Wars’ Fever in full swing right now, it’s a good time to be a fan of the classic light-side-versus-dark-side saga. Last year’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ broke all kinds of box-office records and cemented the global frenzy for new stories to be added to the already-significant lore; this year sees the franchise’s first “standalone” film, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ to be released in a scant few months’ time.
Now, we’ve received word that Marvel is working on an all-new, canonical comic series. Currently titled ‘Star Wars: Classified,’ not much is known about the details of the series story, but the hush-hush lack of information is to be expected and is par for the course for almost every Star Wars project being created these days.
Marvel’s first official announcement of the series, via a page in their monthly Marvel Previews catalog, lists the series as “an all-new, top-secret ongoing Star Wars series, beginning this December.” The info page lists the creative teams for the first two issues (a larger-sized 40-issue premiere followed by a 32-page second issue): writer will handle the main issue-to-issue duties, with a slew of other talent slated for a bevy of variant covers.
Gillen recently spoke about the series on his Tumblr account:
“UNANNOUNCED MARVEL THING – Two issues written. Inks arriving for the first issue, which are an utter delight. I think people will love it. It’s an ongoing.”
While the title could be a misdirect before Marvel announces the “real” title at a later time, it’s interesting to speculate about what might be contained in the series plot! We don’t have long to wait to find out, though!
‘Star Wars Classified’ will be released in comic shops and online retailers in December.
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