When Star Wars; The Rise of Skywalker comic releases in May, expect some scenes that weren’t in the movie.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be getting a comic adaptation along with the novel adaptation. This give fans a good chance to see Episode IX in their medium of choice.
The comic adaptation will be coming out in May, but the real news about it is that the five comic mini-series will contain scenes not seen in the movie. The first half of The Rise of Skywalker was at such a frenetic pace – and it felt as though things were missing.
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The beginning of the movie where it turned out Kylo Ren was fighting on Mustafar wasn’t clear, but we only learned from The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary. There was also the implication that Lando Calrissian could be Jannah’s father – at the very least mentioning he lost family due to the First Order is an important notation.
The comic comes out after novel adaptation, which is also expected to contain moments and scenes that we hadn’t seen before.
While I enjoy getting added context and never-before-seen moments in the books and comics, it feels a little bit like a disservice in this case to the movie.
As the final edition in the Skywalker Saga, it should have everything possible. Perhaps that’s why the #ReleaseTheJJCut campaign won’t go away from the fans.
Either way, I’m intrigued.
Jody Houser will be writing the comic who also did the comic adaptation for Rogue One: A Star War Story, the Thrawn adaptation as well as other Star Wars comics.
This comic will be in good hands.
The Rise of Skywalker comic adaptation comes out in May.