Crimson Reign: Is Star Wars preparing us for a live-action Qi’ra return?

Emilia Clarke is Qi’ra and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
Emilia Clarke is Qi’ra and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. /

A new comic is coming, and it’s bound to excite many Star Wars fans. Crimson Reign, a five-part limited comic series written by Charles Soule, will continue Qi’ra’s story from the author’s War of the Bounty Hunters comic.

Soule told IGN, which revealed the news, that the fifth and final installment of War of the Bounty Hunters, releasing this October, will leave readers wanting more of Qi’ra’s story — which they’ll get in the new stand-alone comic series starting in November.

As if that weren’t enough Qi’ra for one day (is there even such a thing?), Soule also teased on Twitter that Crimson Reign is not the last we’ll see of Qi’ra, calling it “part 2 of the Qi’ra trilogy.” So … that’s absolutely fantastic. And there’s no way of knowing whether or not Part 3 will happen on a page or on a screen.

Are these Qi’ra appearances just a taste of what’s to come? Could this be the perfect avenue for bringing the character back into live-action sooner rather than later?

What’s next for Qi’ra?

The end of Solo left audiences itching to find out what happened to Qi’ra next. She’d finally taken down the man who had all but enslaved her, but in doing so also seemed to take his place in the Crimson Dawn hierarchy.

Add to that the fact that Maul’s appearance left her with both a destination and presumably a choice. We’ve known for a long time that her story wasn’t finished. That’s why her surprise reveal in War of the Bounty Hunters caught so much attention. No one saw it coming. And now, fans want nothing more than to see her again on the big screen.

No plans for a movie featuring her are in the works as far as we know. But Disney+ has yet to shy away from opportunities to literally and figuratively bring various characters “back to life.” She’s getting the attention she deserves. Why stop with a comic? What about The Book of Boba Fett? If there’s a place to bring Emilia Clarke back, it’s there.

Whether it’s a book, comic, TV show, or a much-desired Solo sequel (or an entirely different movie entirely), there’s clearly been enough interest in the character to warrant more stories. At least for now, Qi’ra gets a huge comeback in her own comic. This could be the beginning of much more.

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Crimson Reign ‘s first issue arrives November 2021.