SPOILER WARNING! This article does contain spoilers from ‘Rogue One’!
The saddest part about the massive success of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is that due to the way the film ends, there is no way to bring any of the cast members back for a sequel, meaning it truly is a one-and-done type of movie for the ‘Star Wars’ universe. And while that does give the movie a certain bit of magic because you know there’s no way Disney can milk it and draw it out the way they would with any other franchise, it does leave us at a loss, especially since Jyn and her crew seemed so rife with story possibilities.
For anyone craving more information about Jyn Erso following her climactic adventures in ‘Rogue One,’ it seems that Lucasfilm has heard your desires and is already working to meet them. Although Jyn may not have a future past ‘Rogue One,’ there are apparently plenty of stories to tell about how she got to the events around the movie, including her time growing up with Saw Gerrera, which is exactly what a new young adult book based on Jyn is going to be about. The novel will be titled ‘Rebel Rising’ and will focus on Jyn learning to be a Rebel under Saw’s tutelage, and presumably will also feature whatever event eventually split the duo. The novel was written by Beth Revis, and will be released on May 2 2017.
Here’s the official description of the book:
“When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone—Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself.
Jyn dedicates herself to the cause—and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw’s soldiers. When she faces an unthinkable betrayal that shatters her world, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in…and who she can really trust.”