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As Star Wars returns to Marvel, Jason Aaron takes the franchise back to the beginning
Writer Jason Aaron gives us the info on Star Wars’ return to Marvel.
Almost thirty years after they published their last Star Wars comic, Marvel is heading back to a galaxy far, far away in 2015 with three new series – Star Wars by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday, Darth Vader by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca, and the five- issue mini Princess Leia by Mark Waid and Terry Dodson. The chance to steer the flagship title was too exciting for Jason Aaron to resist. “I had to come off the X- Men book I was doing a little sooner than I wanted to and it threw what I thought I was going to be doing for the rest of this year all up into the air,” he says, “But I don’t regret that. This kind of job doesn’t come around very often, so you’ve got to grab it.”
The new series picks up the story in the aftermath of the destruction of the first Death Star. Aaron says, “[ Marvel is] starting over with a brand new canon. I love the thought that basically it’s 1978 and I was hired to write a sequel to that original film. The Rebel Alliance just scored this huge victory, so it’s about the rebels doing everything they can to try to press their advantage. It opens with them staging an assault on another Imperial target and of course the mission doesn’t go quite as planned.
“There are some things you can’t do,” says Aaron about established storylines, “But you can get creative in terms of which characters cross paths and in what ways, so you’ll definitely see combinations in these books that we haven’t seen before. There are a lot of things we’ll be doing to dance between those raindrops.”
Star Wars issue 1 is released on 14 January 2015.
John Cassady’s Star Wars cover art. Shiny. Wait... wrong space series.