The Star Wars comic book is now eissued and out from a galaxy far, far away where the Jedi were once protectors of the Emperor but than they were hunted down and killed by the New Empire warriors known as Knights of the Sith. Imagine if Luke Skywalker were to be an older man who trains Anakin Starkiller. If instead of "May the Force be with you" it was "May the Force of others be with you" Stormtrooers use lightsabers? Based on the original screenplay by George Lucas, this is what is known as "The Star Wars" before we knew it as "Star Wars." Amazing artwork by Mike Mayhem, script writer by J.W. Rinzler who writes both Star Wars and Indiana Jones books.
And this fall an exciting new animated Star Wars will be coming to the Disney Channel. "Star Wars Rebels," Set between Episode III and Episode IV, Ezra, a clever teen thief who, seeing an easy way to make money, winds up stumbling right into the Rebellion against the Empire. Not only Ezra, this Aladdin look-a-like will be joining the Star Wars universe but the Inquisitor, the Empires new assassin. This new show will be closer to the original trilogy and you'll not only meet new faces but some old ones as well like Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi and even "Billy Dee Williams" reprising his role as Lando.
Director Josh Trank (Chronicle and the Fantastic Four reboot) has just been announced to be the director for the second Star Wars spin off movie, he actually had a little help getting the job. His own Fantastic Four co-worker, Simon Kimberg (X-men : Days of Future past) Here's what he had to say about Josh.
"--- He comes from a background of making a big movie without a big budget. Which I think is also, not that thes movies. . . they'll have huge budgets, but the sort of the tradition that George started was somebody that came from makng American Graffiti to making a huge science fiction movie."
If all goes well for Disney, they'll be releasing a Star Wars movie every year for the forseeable future!