Probably the biggest news to come out of Star Wars Celebration in London this past weekend was the confirmation that Grand Admiral Thrawn will make his return to canon.
The trailer for season 3 of the animated TV show Rebels was a great teaser all around, but was more importantly a cause for delight among fans of the old EU. The (re)introduction of Thrawn is something that had been long rumored to happen in Rebels, and it stands as a potential cornerstone in the development of the new Expanded Universe under Disney’s revitalization of the franchise.
If there’s one thing any fan of pop culture knows, it’s that the Star Wars movie is coming out in a month and a half. Every tiny little detail in posters, teasers, trailers, games, what have you, is being dissected and analyzed for plot points and theories. The biggest reason this is happening is because nobody knows what’s going on with the new post-Return of the Jedi plot.
I say new because, as some or many of you may know, the old Expanded Universe was defenestrated by the new story group after Star Wars was acquired by Disney. This decision was either the best thing to happen to Star Wars or the worst, depending on whom you ask.Continue reading
Yeah, yeah. I know. I didn’t do a Book of the Week last week. The truth is, moving is the worst thing and drives me nuts and I completely lost track of what day it was. By the time I realized I needed to do one of these posts, it was Sunday night and I was just beginning to get ready for a new work week.
Anyway, you actually get a Book of the Week this Thursday. And this one is going to stick with the same genre theme as the last one I did. This week’s is I, Jediby Michael A. Stackpole.