Now we have the official reveal of the secretive Project Luminous from the official Star Wars twitter page! After a false start by Random House publishing that revealed the first piece of Luminous content, Star Wars: The High Republic – Light of the Jedi, we now have the true reveal of the future of Star Wars.
This new era of Star Wars sees a more peaceful galaxy occupied and protected by “the Jedi Knights of the round table” as described by the council of writers charged with creating this new time in Star Wars history, but they will not be the only characters involved. There will be new smugglers, bounty hunters, and other characters to inhabit this time.
The ‘threat’ of this time period will come from the borders of the Republic, which are patrolled by Jedi ‘Rangers’, not their official title.
This new era of Star Wars will be told through media coming from multiple publishers, writers, and over multiple years. It will also include multiple main characters, but there will be a core set of main heroes and villains.
The villains, known as The Nihl, are described as Space Vikings, with the motto, “You can’t take it with you, but we can take it from you.”
This storytelling saga begins with The Great Disaster that will throw the galaxy into disarray and allow our heroes to come to the light.
The first book in this new timeline, Light of the Jedi, will be released on August 25, 2020 and is written by Charles Soule.