Every time a Star Wars movie is set to come out LucasFilm unveils novels made specifically for that particular film. Surprising fans around the world, it was unveiled, on Star Wars day, the entire list of books set to accompany the highly-anticipated Skywalker saga finale and, of course, it was a thrilling list.
Many of the books are made for young children but the novels catered to older fans are just as amazing as well. So, on that note, here are the books that I gravitated to the most. Enjoy!
Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy
I. Love. Pop-up books. I’ve loved them as a child, I’ve loved them as a teenager, and now as an adult, there’s still a sense of magic opening up a book and watching something pop to life in front of your eyes. And this clearly seems like the greatest pop-up book of all time. This is a definite must-have for any Star Wars fan.
One of the most recycled concepts for planets in Star Wars is sandy planets. We have been taken to Tatooine through the prequel and original trilogy more than once, Jakku was introduced in The Force Awakens, and Jedha, yet another sandy planet, made its debut in Rogue One. Now The Rise of Skywalker seems to be taking us to another sandy location but it doesn’t seem like a new planet. It seems very familiar, actually.
A lot of theorists believe it’s Tatooine but I can clearly identify it as Jedha. I mean, it’s so obvious.
If you look at the landscape, the flat barren desert, the jutting mountains, it totally resembles Jedha.
This is a shot of Jedha from the sky where we see the fallen Jedi statue. You see the flat, barren desert and the statue, from ground level, would definitely look like mountains. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that both of these locations in both of these films look so similar.
Often I find myself utterly stunned by the art my sister creates and I like to share that beautiful art with you all as well. My sister, who, like me, loves Star Wars and is just as excited about The Rise of Skywalker as I am, created a beautiful picture to celebrate the upcoming Star Wars finale. When I saw it I HAD to let you all see it too. Enjoy!
I love this picture SO much. There’s a simplicity to this picture and yet it’s so complex at the same time. The TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon are perfect. The stormtroopers beneath the looming Kylo Ren really make Kylo Ren look like the new Supreme Leader. And Rey, well, Rey is just amazing, right?
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. May the Force be with you.
Last Friday Star Wars fans were finally provided with a tantalizing teaser for Episode IX where we not only got to see our favorite heroes and villains again but also were introduced to the name of this Skywalker saga finale, The Rise of Skywalker. The title was met with mixed thoughts. Some loved it and immediately began to theorize about what the name could mean, while there were those who didn’t like it and thought it was just a straight up stupid name. For me, I found myself in the middle of both realms. On one hand, I like the title and then, on the other hand, I find myself confused by the title’s pronunciation, for it doesn’t flow off the tongue as easily as some of the other Star Wars titles.
But last night, after watching The Last Jedi, I realized that there may be way more meaning to this name than first conceived. There are plenty of theories out there in the world about the title and what it could mean for the movie. One of the theories is that “Skywalker” is a new term for the supposed Jedi. While that may seem silly (and clearly not right) I think these theorists may be closer to the answer behind the meaning of this title than they think and I think I may have solved at least a portion of the title’s meaning. So, on that note, here’s a deeper analysis into the title: The Rise of Skywalker.
(The words in bold are to emphasize certain points in the post.)