After months of rumors, Star Wars‘ subsequent large mission has been formally unveiled. The High Republic shall be set 200 years earlier than The Phantom Menace, throughout a extra chaotic, lawless time for the galaxy. A lot of the galaxy continues to be uncharted, although the Jedi are already well-established and have fashioned a type of Knights of the Spherical Desk to maintain the peace. Plainly the over-arching plotline shall be their battle with the Nihil, who’ve been described as “area Vikings.” Neat.
The large reveal included a trailer displaying the artistic considering behind the brand new setting, in addition to the inaugural first part of comics and novels setting issues up. The first launch shall be Charles Soule’s Mild of the Jedi, which hits cabinets on August 25th. The cowl artwork for the ebook exhibits off the look of this period’s Jedi and followers had been fast to identify that there’s a fully-fledged Wookiee Jedi on it.
Soule has claimed that that is the Jedi story he’s been itching to put in writing for since he was six, and went into extra element on Twitter in regards to the new Wookiee character, saying:
“Sure, that’s a Wookiee Jedi, his identify is Burryaga Agaburry, and he’s great. The woman in entrance is called Avar Kriss. The folks have names too, however you’ll meet them later. Extra quickly!”
I can’t wait to search out out extra about Burryaga. However he received’t be the primary Drive-sensitive Wookiee in Star Wars. We’ve seen the Wookiee Padawan Gungi in six episodes of The Clone Wars, and although we don’t know his eventual destiny, he appeared to be pretty gifted. For followers with longer reminiscences, there’s additionally Tyvokka from the outdated Legends continuity. He was the Jedi who skilled weird-lookin’ Jedi Grasp Plo Koon, in addition to palling round with a younger Obi-Wan and finally holding a spot on the Jedi High Council.
It’s at all times good to see Star Wars placing Wookiees in delight of place of their line-ups, and right here’s hoping Burryaga Agaburry will get a outstanding place within the plot and does Kashyyyk proud within the Star Wars: The High Republic.