In addition to John Williams’ Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge score, Lucasfilm has announced more news on Star Wars Day, including The Rise of Skywalker books and comics. Revealed today, the publishing program “Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is a series of books and comics connected to the highly-anticipated movie.
“The Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker publishing program is our biggest and boldest film tie-in program yet,” says Michael Siglain, Lucasfilm’s creative director of publishing. “We’ve got exceptionally talented authors, artists, and publishers creating content for fans of all ages.”
He adds: “While these titles will include some hints and Easter eggs for the new film, the majority of these titles will feature all-new stories set following the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Our ‘Journey to’ books and comics will star Rey, Finn, Poe, Rose, and, of course, Leia, Chewie, the droids, and the First Order.
“Here, you’ll get a glimpse at both the state of the galaxy and some of the ongoing battles between the Resistance and the First Order. As fans prepare for The Rise of Skywalker and the epic conclusion to the Skywalker saga, these stories are not to be missed.”
Pre-orders for the line launch early next week. You can view the covers, descriptions, and release dates for The Rise of Skywalker books and comics at StarWars.com.
In the video above, Issac Ryan Brown and Sky Katz from Disney Channel’s hit series Raven’s Home get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the all new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland with the help of Disney’s Imagineering.
Earlier today, Disney Parks also announced that Extra, Extra Magic Hours are coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Daily from Sept. 1-Nov. 2, the park will have Extra, Extra Magic Hours from 6-9 a.m., including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, plus Toy Story Land attractions and select other attractions. On Aug. 29-31, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open at 6 a.m. for all guests. There will not be Extra, Extra Magic Hours on those days.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is opening on May 31 at Disneyland Resort in Southern California and August 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. On opening day for phase one, you’ll be able to live your own Star Wars story and take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, sample amazing galactic food and beverages, explore an intriguing collection of merchant shops and more.
And for phase two, opening later this year, will be Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the most ambitious, immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined that will put guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance and will blur the lines between fantasy and reality.