A First Look at Some of The Jedi Masters and Knights from ‘The High Republic’
“For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice…”
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s words in Star Wars: A New Hope have stayed with fans for years, inspiring questions, images, and wonder. What were the Jedi like at their best, well before the rise of Luke Skywalker? How did they function within the galaxy? Who were they?
In Star Wars: The High Republic, Lucasfilm’s upcoming multi-platform epic, we’ll find out.
“Readers will see a very wide variety of Jedi in this era,” says Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain. “This is a hopeful, optimistic time, when the Jedi are good and noble, and we want to reflect that in their characters while still giving them enough depth and dimension so that their individual personalities and idiosyncrasies shine through. The Jedi Knights of the High Republic are both aspirational and inspirational. In short, they’re the good guys.”
While the Jedi are undoubtedly heroes in The High Republic, they promise to be varied, unique, and very “human” — no matter their species. “We’ve put a lot of time and effort into making our Jedi feel like real, rounded individuals,” writer Cavan Scott, one of the architects of The High Republic, tells StarWars.com. “They are all different, approaching the Force in individual and unique ways and yet are united with a common goal. They serve not out of unwavering dogma, but a deep passion to protect light and life. And they’re all at different stages in their individual journeys. Some have experience on their side, some have the exuberance of youth. Some are still finding their place in the Order while others step naturally into leadership roles. Some may not have chosen to work with the Jedi they’ve been posted alongside, but all are dedicated to be a guiding light for the galaxy. Individually they are strong, together they are invincible, but like the best heroes they each have lessons to learn and challenges to overcome. Exciting times lie ahead.”
Get a first look at some of the Jedi Knights and Masters of Star Wars: The High Republic below and visit StarWars.com for more details including short biographies on each character.