Just when you thought you had all the facts and the story was done and dusted, this April, one of the biggest films of 2016 will try to become one of the biggest comics of 2017 as ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY comes to comic shops and digital devices. Written by Jody Houser (Max Ride) with art by Emilio Laiso (Star Wars Annual), the harrowing group of Rebels go to print as they embark on a life or death mission to save the galaxy!
Well, we do know the story… or do we? 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… and the people on Alderaan. 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.
Instead of just being a print adaptation of the movie, Marvel has announced that the 6-issue run is set to feature story material not seen on the big screen.
“[Director] Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm had a number of ideas for moments that didn’t fit in the film that I’m working with,” says writer Jody Houser in an interview with Marvel.com. “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.”
Looks like there’s more of this Star Wars story left.