Skywalker Saga

‘The circle is now complete …’

Celebrating Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Look back with Nerdvana at more than 40 years of space fantasy highs and lows as Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker brings the trilogy of trilogies to an epic conclusion.


‘The Saga will end. The story lives forever.’

The Rise of Skywalker may be the end of the nine-film Skywalker Saga, but that doesn’t mean the end of Star Wars. More movies are on the way, and both live-action and animated TV series on Disney+ will explore adventures in A Galaxy Far, Far Away alongside original novels, comics books and interactive video games. Nerdvana brings you the latest news here:

Star Wars Republic Commando Star Wars: Republic Commando invades Switch, PS4 1 week ago - The groundbreaking squad-based shooter Star Wars: Republic Commando blasts onto Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 this spring ...
Star Wars Essential Legends Collection Star Wars novels get new editions, cover art in Essential Legends Collection (4/2/2021) - Del Rey announces the Star Wars Essential Legends Collection, with three books re-releasing in June 2021 and more to follow in the fall ...
Asajj Ventress (Star Wars: Clone Wars) Early Star Wars TV spin-offs come to Disney+ (UPDATED) (4/2/2021) - A bunch of early Star Wars spin-offs from the early days of the saga's expansion into television have come to Disney+ ...
“STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH” TRAILER & KEY ART DEBUT Star Wars: The Bad Batch gets trailer and key art (3/30/2021) - Check out the new Bad Batch trailer and key art!
Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan Kenobi cast revealed as production set for April (3/29/2021) - Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse return to their Star Wars roles for the Obi-Wan Kenobi cast, joined by Kumail Nanjiani and Indira Varma. The Disney+ special event series begins filming in April ...
STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES Free Comic Book Day 2021 titles revealed (3/16/2021) - Check out some of the Free Comic Book Day 2021 titles!
Jedi Mace Windu joins the Bad Batch and Captain Rex in an attack against separatist forces in STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, exclusively on Disney+. Star Wars: The Bad Batch deploys May 4 on Disney+ (2/24/2021) - May the Fourth be with The Bad Batch ...
Star Wars droids stamps These Star Wars stamps are the droids you’re licking for … (1/26/2021) - New Star Wars stamps will celebrate droids as STEM inspiration.
Open-world Star Wars video game in development (1/14/2021) - A new, open-world Star Wars video game is just the beginning for Lucasfilm Games ...
Star Wars The High Republic: Light of the Jedi Light of the Jedi shows a bright Republic rising before Star Wars’ dark times (1/5/2021) - Star Wars: The High Republic kicks off an ambitious storytelling event with Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule ...
Master and Apprentice Here is your Disney-approved Star Wars books canon (12/29/2020) - It can be hard to keep track of which Star Wars books are "canon" now and which ones aren't.
Star Wars: The High Republic: The Rising Storm Cavan Scott’s Rising Storm to follow Light of the Jedi in Star Wars: The High Republic (12/4/2020) - Star Wars: The High Republic will continue in July with The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott.

Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker trailer hints at return of the dark side’s ‘greatest evil’ (4/12/2019) - Ian McDiarmid, who played Emperor Palpatine aka Darth Sidious in Star Wars: Episode VI -- Return of the Jedi and the prequel trilogy (Episodes I-III), appears to be returning for the final chapter of the main Star Wars saga -- Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker.
Emperor looms over Rey and Kylo Ren’s showdown in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker poster (8/24/2019) - Check out the new poster for Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker that was revealed Saturday at Disney's D23 Expo presentation.
‘Your journey nears its end.’ Watch the D23 Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker ‘Special Look’ teaser (8/26/2019) - Watch the D23 Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker "Special Look" teaser.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker tickets go on sale, as intense final trailer premieres (10/21/2019) - Ticket sales and a final trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker landed during the NFL's Monday Night Football.
Dolby Cinema exclusive poster shows red-trimmed Star Destroyers bearing down on a lone Resistance X-Wing (11/19/2019) - Check out the Dolby Cinema exclusive Star Wars: Episode IX -- the Rise of Skywalker poster.
‘They fly now’: First Order Jetpack Troopers pursue Resistance heroes in first Rise of Skywalker clip (11/25/2019) - The Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker clip has been released, and it looks like we're in for a good, old-fashioned chase sequence!
Watch ‘The Evolution of the Stormtrooper’ (11/27/2019) - Lucasfilm hosts a most impressive display showcasing the evolution of the Star Wars stormtrooper.
Spoilery Rise of Skywalker clip teases the source of Kylo Ren’s demons (12/12/2019) - Kylo Ren confronts his demons in a spoilery new Rise of Skywalker clip.
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (12/18/2019) - Long have you waited ... to read our spoiler-free Rise of Skywalker review. It is your destiny!
Star Wars prequel anthem ‘Duel of the Fates’ featured in ‘Rise of Skywalker’ TV spot, but missing from film (12/21/2019) - A TV spot for The Rise of Skywalker featured the rousing chorus of "Duel of the Fates" - battle hymn of the Star Wars prequels. But did it make the final cut?
Did you know? Star Wars hero Wedge Antilles is in Rogue One and Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (12/22/2019) - Wedge Antilles has a part in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, despite actor Denis Lawson's famous refusal to return to the Galaxy Far, Far Away.
The Rise of Skywalker nominated for 3 Academy Awards (1/13/2020) - Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker received Oscar nominations for best visual effects, best score and best sound editing.
HEY HEYYY! Meet Babu Frik, Star Wars’ newest cute alien, in Rise of Skywalker clip (1/16/2020) - Meet dimunitive droidsmith Babu Frik in this extended scene from Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker. HEY HEYYY!
Read a dark encounter from The Rise of Skywalker novelization cut from the final movie (2/18/2020) - The Rise of Skywalker novelization expands upon Kylo Ren's rampage across Mustafar.
Rise of Skywalker Blu-ray/DVD coming March 31; digital March 17 (2/19/2020) - The Rise of Skywalker Blu-ray is coming March 31, two weeks after the film's digital release.
Frozen 2 comes to Disney+ 3 months early; The Rise of Skywalker now for sale digitally (3/13/2020) - Frozen 2 will be available three months ahead of schedule on Disney+ in the U.S. beginning Sunday, March 15.
The Rise of Skywalker comes to Disney+ streaming (4/27/2020) - The final chapter of the Skywalker saga will begin streaming two months early on Disney+
Celebrating Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (12/19/2020) - Look back with Nerdvana at more than 40 years of highs and lows as Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker brings the trilogy of trilogies to an epic conclusion.

EXPLORE CLASSIC STAR WARS COMICS:

Classic Comic Cover Corner: Star Wars #7 (No, not that one!) (1/27/2013) - With very little direction from Lucas’ then fledgling film company, Marvel Comics took the first step towards expanding the Star Wars universe with Star Wars #7.
Classic Comic Cover Corner – Star Wars #13 (4/13/2014) - It was announced a few days ago that the seven-foot tall and 70-year-old actor, Peter Mayhew, would be reprising his role as Chewbacca in Star Wars: Episode VII...
Classic Comic Cover Corner – Howard the Duck #23 (11/16/2014) - Gene Colan gave us the classic Star Wars film poster as it might have been if George Lucas had found Howard a decade earlier.
Classic Comic Cover Corner – Star Wars #9 (1/18/2015) - They say the future ain’t what it used to be, but as the Star Wars expanded universe returns to Marvel Comics, the past is no longer what it used to be either.
Classic Comic Cover Corner – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi #1 (9/6/2015) - Did you know that when Marvel initially took on the Star Wars comic book license, George Lucas practically had to beg Stan Lee to buy into it?
Classic Comic Cover Corner – The Phantom Blot #2 (9/20/2015) - A few weeks back, George Lucas revealed that Jar Jar Binks was inspired by Goofy. This makes a lot of sense when you really think about it.

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Explore the “canon” of official novels that tie into the movies, TV series, comics and video games of the Star Wars universe:

TitleAuthor(s)Release dateAmazon order linkSupport local
A NEW DAWNJohn Jackson MillerSept. 2, 2014https://amzn.to/2QR3hnrhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780553391473
TARKINJames LucenoNov. 4, 2014https://amzn.to/2Didb9thttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780553392906
HEIR TO THE JEDIKevin HearneMarch 3, 2015https://amzn.to/2KWSlkahttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780345544865
LORDS OF THE SITHPaul S. KempApril 28, 2015https://amzn.to/33pL6HWhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780345511454
DARK DISCIPLEChristie GoldenJuly 7, 2015https://amzn.to/2rsPubZhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101884959
AFTERMATHChuck WendigSept. 4, 2015https://amzn.to/37EeVrGhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101885925
LOST STARSClaudia GraySept. 4, 2015https://amzn.to/2QVV6WShttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781484724989
BATTLEFRONT: TWILIGHT COMPANYAlexander FreedNov. 3, 2015https://amzn.to/2pQ08cihttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101884768
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (film novelization)Alan Dean FosterJan. 15, 2016https://amzn.to/37GdhGchttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101966990
BLOODLINEClaudia GrayMay 3, 2016https://amzn.to/34oXMjFhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101885260
AFTERMATH: LIFE DEBTChuck WendigJuly 12, 2016https://amzn.to/2OMCVjVhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101966952
AHSOKAE.K. JohnstonOct. 11, 2016https://amzn.to/2XNxIfNhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781484782316
CATALYST: A ROGUE ONE STORYJames LucenoNov. 15, 2016https://amzn.to/2OoupbWhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101967003
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (film novelization)Alexander FreedDecember 2016https://amzn.to/2OnrwYDhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780399178474
AFTERMATH: EMPIRE’S ENDChuck WendigFeb. 21, 2017https://amzn.to/2DlaZ18https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101966983
THRAWNTimothy ZahnApril 11, 2017https://amzn.to/2XO0nRXhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101967027
GUARDIANS OF THE WHILLSGreg RuckaMay 2, 2017https://amzn.to/2L0qqjkhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781484780817
REBEL RISINGBeth RevisMay 2, 2017https://amzn.to/2Dkpq5whttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781484780831
BATTLEFRONT II: INFERNO SQUADChristie GoldenJuly 25, 2017https://amzn.to/2OmuKvEhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781524796822
PHASMADelilah S. DawsonSept. 1, 2017https://amzn.to/2slfqH3https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781524796334
LEIA: PRINCESS OF ALDERAANClaudia GraySept. 1, 2017https://amzn.to/34prfKuhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781484780787
FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW(Anthology)Oct. 3, 2017https://amzn.to/2OTD8Suhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780345511478
CANTO BIGHT(Anthology)Dec. 5, 2017https://amzn.to/2DgKUQThttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780525478768
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (film novelization)Jason FryMarch 6, 2018https://amzn.to/2pSZuuDhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781524797133
LAST SHOT: A HAN AND LANDO NOVELDaniel Jose OlderApril 17, 2018https://amzn.to/2qNN1sIhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780525622147
MOST WANTEDRae CarsonMay 25, 2018https://amzn.to/2L2Ba0Lhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368016308
THRAWN: ALLIANCESTimothy ZahnJuly 24, 2018https://amzn.to/2sm52ifhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780525481287
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY: EXPANDED EDITION (film novelization)Mur LaffertySept. 4, 2018https://amzn.to/2Dj7yIrhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781984819284
QUEEN’S SHADOWE.K. JohnstonMarch 5, 2019https://amzn.to/2OnM0AFhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368024259
MASTER AND APPRENTICEClaudia GrayApril 16, 2019https://amzn.to/2KXsVmShttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780525619376
ALPHABET SQUADRONAlexander FreedJune 11, 2019https://amzn.to/2R51X0vhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781984821980
THRAWN: TREASONTimothy ZahnJuly 23, 2019https://amzn.to/33oFhdYhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781984820983
STAR WARS MYTHS & FABLESGeorge MannAug. 1, 2019https://amzn.to/2tW4YGxhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368043458
GALAXY’S EDGE: BLACK SPIREDelilah S. DawsonAug. 27, 2019https://amzn.to/33oFsGahttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593128381
DOOKU: JEDI LOSTCavan ScottOct. 1, 2019https://amzn.to/2pYcbEEhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593157664
JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: RESISTANCE REBORNRebecca RoanhorseNov. 5, 2019https://amzn.to/2DkB7cvhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593128428
JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: FORCE COLLECTORKevin ShinickNov. 19, 2019https://amzn.to/2sjgfjthttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368045582
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (film novelization)Rae CarsonMarch 17, 2020https://amzn.to/2OoI2HWhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593128404
QUEEN’S PERILE.K. JohnstonJune 2, 2020https://amzn.to/2Oq6MiUhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368057141
SHADOW FALL: AN ALPHABET SQUADRON NOVELAlexander FreedJune 23, 2020https://amzn.to/2pYc5Nihttps://bookshop.org/shop/nerdvana
DOCTOR APHRA: AN AUDIOBOOK ORIGINALSarah KuhnJuly 21, 2020https://amzn.to/3ikqEkohttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593157251
STAR WARS DARK LEGENDSGeorge MannJuly 28, 2020https://amzn.to/36Nd03jhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368057332
POE DAMERON: FREE FALLAlex SeguraAug. 4, 2020https://amzn.to/2ScWOCuhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368051668
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS — STORIES OF LIGHT AND DARK ANTHOLOGYLou Anders, Tom Angleberger, Preeti Chhibber, Zoraida Córdova, Sarah Beth Durst, Jason Fry, Yoon Ha Lee, Rebecca Roanhorse, Anne Ursu, Greg van EekhoutAug. 25, 2020https://amzn.to/36OzwbUhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368057295
THRAWN: THE ASCENDANCY TRILOGY BOOK 1: CHAOS RISINGTimothy ZahnOct. 6, 2020 Sept. 1, 2020https://amzn.to/34uWOmghttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593157688
FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK(Anthology)Nov. 10, 2020https://amzn.to/2YMPsdphttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593157749
HIGH REPUBLIC: LIGHT OF THE JEDICharles SouleAug. 25, 2020 Jan. 5, 2021https://amzn.to/32WHZc4https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593157718
HIGH REPUBLIC: A TEST OF COURAGEJustina IrelandJan. 5, 2021https://amzn.to/2TFi4lThttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368057301
HIGH REPUBLIC: INTO THE DARKClaudia GrayOct. 13, 2020 Feb. 2, 2021https://amzn.to/381m5VQhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368057288
VICTORY’S PRICE: AN ALPHABET SQUADRON NOVELAlexander FreedMarch 2, 2021https://amzn.to/3iIj3f6https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781984820075
SKYWALKER: A FAMILY AT WARKristin BaverApril 26, 2021https://amzn.to/3otrTQfhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780744027310
THRAWN: THE ASCENDANCY TRILOGY BOOK 2: GREATER GOODTimothy ZahnMay 4, 2021 April 27, 2021https://amzn.to/3hqOhYIhttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593158296
HIGH REPUBLIC: THE RISING STORMCavan ScottJuly 6, 2021https://amzn.to/3pvFdV2https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368069830
HIGH REPUBLIC: OUT OF THE SHADOWSJustina IrelandAug. 3 July 27, 2021https://amzn.to/3cDx11w
TEMPEST RUNNER (AUDIO ORIGINAL)Cavan ScottAug. 31, 2021https://amzn.to/3dUWzXe
LIFE DAY TREASURY: HOLIDAY STORIES FROM A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAYCavan Scott, George MannSept. 7, 2021
STAR WARS VISIONS: RONINEmma Mieko CandonOct. 12, 2021
QUEEN’S HOPEE.K. JohnstonNov. 2, 2021https://amzn.to/3f5E1pG
THRAWN: THE ASCENDANCY TRILOGY BOOK 3: LESSER EVILTimothy ZahnNov. 16, 2021
THE MANDALORIAN: ORIGINAL NOVELAdam ChristopherFall 2021https://amzn.to/31DG0KShttps://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593355619

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