Counting down the 168 days until The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.
In the days leading up to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, And There Came A Day will present links, images, videos, art, memories, laughs, theories and thoughts leading up to the big day… which happens to be on my birthday! ENJOY and may the Force be with you, always… or at least until 12.18.15!
30 YEARS IS A LONG TIME…
Beginning in September, Marvel Comics will publish a series that will bridge the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. As noted here in prior installments of Countdown, the series will be called Shattered Empire and Marvel released its first synopsis of the story today. Entertainment Weekly reports:
While fans have to wait until December for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to explain how our favorite heroes in the galaxy fared during the last 30 years, Disney and Marvel are offering an even earlier opportunity find out the state of the Empire before the film hits theaters.
Marvel’s Star Wars: Shattered Empire, a comic book scheduled to debut in September, will explore the state of the Empire and the Rebel Alliance after the battle of Endor and the fall of Emperor Palpatine.
As first revealed by PreviewsWorld, Shattered Empire’s new plot description indicates that the comic—and presumably, films and books that follow—will explore an Empire that, even sans emperor, still sees Moffs and governors in control. In Shattered Empire, “Moffs will jockey for position and control” while “the Rebel Alliance will soon discover that a wounded and fractious Empire may be more dangerous than any threat they faced before.”
The plot description doesn’t reveal much specific about who or what will be the actual focus of Shattered Empire, but it does tease that we can expect a better understanding of the post-Jedi Star Wars universe before The Force Awakens hits theaters.
Yeah. Can. Not. Wait.