We learned earlier this year that Marvel’s comic version of the Star Wars series would be ending next month. Lucasfilm recently confirmed at a panel during New York Comic Con that they’ll be rebooting the series in January 2020 with a new team and story. The current story takes place between the original ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Empire Strikes Back, ‘ while the new series will occur between ‘Empire’ and ‘Return of the Jedi.’
Lucasfilm issued a press release on the topic:
In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet…scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo…lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker…learned the horrible truth about his past. Vader did not kill Luke’s father Anakin–Vader is Luke’s father! Now, after narrowly escaping the dark lord’s clutches, and wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 must fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance—for the fate of the entire galaxy is at stake! After so many losses is victory still possible? But, what Leia, Luke and their ragtag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin’s Will!
So at this point, we have ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker‘ coming in December, which will supposedly be the end of the entire Skywalker Saga (Episodes I through IX) and a new comic series starting soon thereafter. It’s a good time to be a Star Wars fan!