It was announced today that a new Star Wars: Crimson Reign comic book mini-series will release this November, and it will flesh out more of Qi’ra’s journey and why she decided to get mixed up in the War of the Bounty Hunters narrative.
Charles Soule is set to helm the series, and he provided some background on it to IGN.
“I planned to tell the story we’re seeing in War of the Bounty Hunters from the very first pitches I wrote when I knew I’d be taking over the Star Wars title for Marvel, but it was really when I knew I had a secret weapon to deploy storywise that the seeds of Crimson Reign began to take root in my mind: Qi’ra, former paramour of Han Solo and current leader of the infamous Crimson Dawn crime syndicate, as portrayed by Emilia Clarke in Solo: A Star Wars Story film. While Qi’ra plays a huge part in War of the Bounty Hunters, that event is really a Boba Fett story. I have a bigger story I’m going to tell with Qi’ra and Crimson Dawn, and it’s all connected to the reasons she kicked things off in War of the Bounty Hunters in the first place. You’ll learn more about that in the closing pages of War of the Bounty Hunters #5, out in October, and I think fans have no idea how exciting and new this story will feel.”Charles Soule – IGN
The War run has been great, and outside of a few clunker crossovers, it’s featured some excellent new canon moments, and of course the return of Qi’ra. Based on how things are going in that mini-series, I definitely plan to see how things continue in Crimson Reign, so make sure to sub to our YT channel for the inevitable breakdowns.