In his usual style, J. J. Abrams hasn’t yet released much about ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ but it looks like we may find out more when the expanded universe is rewritten in the form of the various books that will be part of the movie lead in called ‘Journey to The Force Awakens.’ Of the over twenty books that are planned to be released, one that fans will probably want to get their hands on is the comic ‘Star Wars: The Journey to The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire’ and we have the first look at the art from that book.
What makes ‘Shattered Empire’ appealing is that it will be a prequel comic that will take place right after the events of ‘Return of the Jedi’ and will be told from the perspective of everyone’s favorite droid C-3PO. The art work that was released announcing the book is essentially the same exact shot as the one that was seen at the end of ‘Return of the Jedi.’
Check it out below:
The artwork was created by Phil Noto who is currently the illustrator for Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ series. Unfortunately no other information was included with the image debut except that ‘Shattered Empire’ is “an all-new Marvel Comics event series.” It seems that Disney and Lucasfilms’ promise to “keep the fans guessing until the film opens” will be in effect until December but at least we have until Fall (which is when ‘Shattered Empire’ is slated to hit stores) to get our first glimpse of what will lead up to ‘The Force Awakens’! We can hardly wait!
Source: Star Wars.com