Marvel Will Get Around To “Other Eras”

Coffee With Kenobi scored a big scoop when it interviewed Marvel Comics editor Jordan D. White. In the interview, White says that while the revived line of Star Wars comics will start first with the OT-era between ANH and TESB, Marvel will move on to “other eras:”

Whether the other eras of the story will be explored, that remains to be seen, though it goes without saying there is a rich timeline to be mined, should the situation warrant.

“As for other eras, yeah, that is one of the great parts about Star Wars, there are so many terrific points in their history we can explore,” White said.

“With these first series, we wanted to stick all in the same era in order to create the sort of inter-connected universe feel we get between Marvel books,” he said. “But I am certain we’re going to be turning to those other eras in future series. “Heck — I know for a fact we’re working on at least one of those … but we’re not ready to announce it just yet.”

I know Furious Fanboys extrapolated this to mean it would include prequel-era comics but I say, “Whoa, buckaroos. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.” Other eras could be any time, including the Old Republic, the post-ROTJ era (there’s 30+ year gap now between ROTJ and Ep. VII), the post-ROTS/Rebels era, and yes, even the time period of the sequels. Maybe White was talking about a new Clone Wars comic. Or maybe he was talking about something else. Until something’s announced, I wouldn’t start popping champagne bottles just yet.

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14 Responses to “Marvel Will Get Around To “Other Eras””

  1. madmediaman Says:

    Furious Fanboys is reading waaaaayyy too much into these comments. They say absolutely nothing about revisiting the Prequel Era at all, only that they will revisit “other” eras. My guess is Marvel’s preferred order would be:

    1) Post Jedi adventure (I suspect this is the unnamed project, and mini series leading into the events of Episode VII)

    2) Knights of the Old Republic era (tying into the “Ancient Evil” that’s been rumored to be a sub plot of Episode VII

    3) Late Dark Times (tie in to Rebels)

    I see no indicator that Marvel or Disney plan to revisit the Prequels other than the possible Kenobi spin off, and any last Clone Wars arcs that may be given the comic adaptation treatment.

  2. BansheeGun Says:

    Sigh. I wish the Darth Plagueis novel was still canon. I usually don’t read EU, but that novel felt like such a nice arm of the Prequel Trilogy.

  3. jarjarbacktattooguy Says:

    I believe I will not buy any more Star Wars comics now that Marvel is taking over. This is a good point to jump off. None of the Dark Horse material is considered canon anymore anyway.

    I understand why they are getting rid of it all though. Hopefully though, they will select certain stories and aspects of the DH-era to keep in continuity much the way DC has when they have rebooted their universes.

    There are many series and issues I have missed from the DH-era, so I will be kept busy for a long time tracking everything down and reading it.

  4. piccolojr1138 Says:

    Well, that’s possible. There is already a Prequel era novel planned.

  5. piccolojr1138 Says:

    Hello, I’ve found some interesting points in a new article from the NY Times. For the first excerpt, it’s not clear if this is the writer’s own analysis or if this is based on comments from Lucasfilm’s team…

    “In case you need a Wookie to pound it into you: Disney is changing Lucasfilm. It is trying to steer the boutique studio back to its glory days and away from the overwrought prequels — “The Phantom Menace,” “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith” in theaters and “The Clone Wars” on television — that were loved by some devotees, loathed by others and more or less tolerated by most.”

    ““Star Wars Rebels” got its start in spring 2013, not long after Disney bought Lucasfilm. Returning the franchise to bedrock would help introduce it to a new generation. Mr. Abrams’s similarly old-school movie would follow. “Continuity” became a watchword. (Mr. Filoni said that Mr. Lucas, unconcerned in recent years that his stories had become confusing, once told him, “Continuity is for wimps.”)”

    “Although Disney and Lucasfilm expect adult fans to watch “Rebels,” the series is very specifically aimed at children. In other words, the tone will not closely resemble “The Clone Wars,” which ran on Cartoon Network from 2008 to 2013 and was at times less a fun animated romp than hard-edge drama. Mr. Lucas famously used “Clone Wars” to comment on whatever was on his mind; multiple episodes explored the global banking crisis”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/arts/television/star-wars-rebels-emulates-the-trilogy-of-old.html?_r=0

    • Stefan Kraft Says:

      Less dismissive about TCW, the PT and so on, and this may be a good article. 😉

    • Stefan Kraft Says:

      Anyway, thank you for posting! 🙂

    • madmediaman Says:

      It’s not. The author is a known Prequel hater… he’s at least giving a nod at reality, which he even gets wrong. This would be a more correct assertion:

      “…that were loved by most devotees, loathed by some, and more or less tolerated by others.”

      NOTE: Added the Oxford Comma at the end to further clarify the sentence. I’m fairly picky like that.

    • M. Marshall Says:

      The “New York Times” has been known to dismiss The Prequels in the past. I just wonder what the comments are like.

    • lazypadawan Says:

      There are so many assumptions in that piece that are so totally wrong I don’t know where to begin.

  6. slicer87 Says:

    I think it is more like corporate politics. Anytime a new regime takes over something, first thing they do is clean house by sweeping away everything from the old regime.Then implement changes, no matter if they are for better or for worse as long as it is change. Disney seems to want to distance “their Star Wars” as far as they can from the clone wars series since that was under the old regime and partnered with their rivals. The PT films, being partly linked to TCW is a causality of this. Even TCW departed from the PT films and I never considered them to be the exact same continuity.

    Sadly it sounds like the new Disney version of Star Wars will pander to the hateboys like the auther of the article. I already have low expectations and even dread over what they will do with Rebels.

    • lazypadawan Says:

      You’re probably right about corporate politics: it’s my #1 suspect in the homicide of Clone Wars. But I also think your point about the PT being a casualty of the TCW is in reality the other way around: TCW is in part a casualty of the PT.

  7. starwars7blog Says:

    I vote more Old Republic and less everything else… 🙂

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