Star Wars: The High Republic will take place 200 years before the events of the “Phantom Menace”. According to Lucasfilm, such a long time period will allow The High Republic not to overlap with events from other films, including those that are still in development.
Also thanks to this, the creators will have room to tell new stories with original characters.
In The High Republic, the Jedi appear as true guardians of peace and justice. This is an encouraging time when the Galactic Republic is at the peak of its power. But, of course, something evil comes into this glorious era.
The authors describe the era of the “Golden Age for the Jedi,” as well as the period of galactic expansion in the Outer Ring.
According to concept art, one of the new enemies will be Nihil, reminiscent of their kind of space Vikings.
A new era will begin on August 25, 2020 with the release of the book Light of the Jedi, authored by Charles Soule, known for his franchise comics. The book tells about some incident that will affect the entire galaxy. Marvel and IDW Publishing comic books and several children’s books will also be launched.