If you couldn’t get enough of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘ then you’ll be thrilled to hear that Marvel Comics is planning on giving us a 6-issue limited series that will tell us the story in comic form! This April the event kicks off with an adaptation penned by Jody Houser of ‘Max Ride’ fame with art being handled by Emilio Laiso who has already worked in Marvel’s Star Wars universe by handling the ‘Star Wars Annual.’ The cover seen here is by Phil Noto with the Action Figure Variant seen below by John Tyler Christopher. Just like the film, we’ll be following the beginning of The Rebellion’s true battle against the Empire.
If you think you’ve seen the full tale between the film, the novelization, and the prequel novel ‘Star Wars: Catalyst — A Rogue One Story‘, think again! This 6-issue run will be giving us “story material not seen on the big screen!” It is hard to say exactly what new scenes we’ll have to enjoy but Star Wars fans everywhere are always on the hunt for new material, especially as we likely won’t be seeing a director’s cut of the film as changes from the first assembly were “Maybe ten minutes longer.”
According to Houser:
“[Director] Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm had a number of ideas for moments that didn’t fit in the film that I’m working with. There are also some amazing moments in the novelization I want to incorporate. So it’s really a mix of material from existing versions of the story, as well as new scenes.”
With only a limited run, I’m not sure how many new scenes that Houser has really been able to add in and flesh out, but any new material is, of course, welcome. For those who haven’t read the novel, this will have the added benefit of including some of that material as well.
Are you looking forward to Marvel’s take on ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ or do you feel that it isn’t needed with both the film and a novel already out for it? Share your thoughts below!
All appears lost in the fight against the tyrannical Galactic Empire. The Rebellion has discovered the existence of the Empire’s ultimate super-weapon. The Death Star. With the power to wipe planets from existence, the Death Star’s existence spells doom for those seeking freedom. All hope now lies in the hands of new heroes Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor. Their last ditch gambit to steal the Death Star plans are all that stands in the Empire’s way!
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