The road to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ continues brightly onward, through graphic novels, comics, books, and even children’s books, which is where the latest videos from Lucasfilm draw their inspiration. Based on the children’s books ‘The Weapon of the Jedi’ and ‘Smuggler’s Run,’ the company has done animated comic-book adaptation of select scenes from the stories, resulting in beautiful videos that you can check out for yourselves below:
Luke Skywalker returns for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the story finds Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, and R2-D2 stranded on a mysterious planet, and explores a dangerous duel between Luke and a strange new villain.
Han Solo and Chewbacca the Wookiee team-up for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the story follows everyone’s favorite pair of smugglers as they fly the Millennium Falcon on a top-secret mission for the Rebellion.
While both run about 3 minutes in length, they do a good job of portraying interesting ‘Star Wars’ stories, with rumors abounding as to how these might tie into ‘The Force Awakens.’ Could the one-eyed Imperial woman eventually become Captain Phasma? Could Luke’s search for the ruined Jedi Temple foreshadow his continued search for old temples and Jedi artifacts during the 30 years between ‘Return of the Jedi’ and ‘The Force Awakens?’ Who is Sarco Plank (aka the Scavenger), and will he make an appearance in some fashion in the forthcoming movie? The questions are sure to bring up some fun debates among the fans, and I sincerely hope they continue to make more animated comic-adaptations as they will help quell the anxiety of everyone (myself included) dying to see the new film and see the continued adventures of Han, Luke and Leia.
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