“The party’s over!” Or is it just beginning? On Thursday, Marvel Entertainment announced a new comic book series coming based on Samuel L. Jackson’s Star Wars character Mace Windu.
The comic book series named Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu will be the third time Marvel Will explore the Star Wars prequel worlds since 2015, when they regained the license to the franchise. The storyline will take place after the start of the Clone Wars and will be written by Matt Owens (Luke Cage) with art designed by Denys Cowan. Owens has promised the series will, “feel like an organic part of the tapestry of the Star Wars universe.”
In a statement from Marvel, Owens continued:
“No matter how well trained for battle the Jedi are, having to actually put those skills to use is another thing entirely. The preferred tools of the Jedi are diplomacy, harmony, education, peace. Now they find themselves leading troops on battlefields across the galaxy. They’re going to have a lot of thoughts about this. Is this really the way to peace? Is this the position I should be taking? Is this really the path the Jedi should be walking down? Doubt is understandable, but what each individual does with that doubt is very telling of who they are and where they will end up.”
Marvel’s official description gives readers some further insight into what you can expect from the series:
For over a thousand generations, the Jedi have been the peacekeepers of the galaxy…but now, at the dawn of the Clone Wars, they find themselves in a new role: generals in the Army of the Republic. As Mace Windu, one of the Jedi’s greatest warriors, leads a small unit of Jedi into battle shortly after the war begins, the Jedi must make peace with their new role, or be lost to the violence around them!
The new comic book series Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu will be coming in August of this year.
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Source: Hollywood Reporter
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