Star Wars: What is Project Luminous?


Project Luminous was teased again by the Star Wars folks. This time, we got a little bit more info while at New York Comic Con.

New York Comic Con came and went with a bevy of information for Star Wars fans with hints and teasers on what’s coming from the iconic brand.

During the Lucasfilm Publishing panel, slightly more was revealed about Project Lumionous, giving us just enough of a tease to keep us wondering. Here’s what we know so far:

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Project Luminous will include at least five authors: Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott and Charles Soule. It will also not just be books but it will span across a number of different publishing outlets including Disney Press, Del Rey, IDW Publishing and Marvel Comics.

But the biggest tease came during the panel when a slide was shown to the crowd. It didn’t say much, but it said a lot!

It read:

"“The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things…. Until…Project Luminous, 2020.”"

Star Wars fans know that quote. It was said by Obi-Wan Kenobi during A New Hope when he and Luke are reunited (though Luke doesn’t remember the first meeting). Obi-Wan explains what the force is and describes it a way that makes it understandable for him and viewers.

There is power in the Force. However, Project Luminous seems to be going in a different direction with it and it is notable that is starts in 2020 – after The Rise of Skywalker.

In The Last Jedi, we saw the Jedi coming to and end. Kylo Ren says the past must die and Luke Skywalker is in agreement. Throughout the history of Star Wars (and I am counting Legends ), we have seen the Force being used in different iterations with religions evoking it in their name.

With the Jedi seemingly coming to an end, it’s likely a new faction will rise – and perhaps that is Project Luminous.

It give us something to look forward to next year with no Star Wars movie on the docket.

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What do you think Project Luminous could be?