May the Fourth be with you! Today is Star Wars Day, and you don't need to live in a galaxy far, far away to celebrate all things Star Wars. SYFY WIRE is taking a look back at a year's worth of goodies and news (from May 4, 2017 to May 4, 2018) where we cover not only the movies but also books, comics, and more.
On the literary side of things, this past year gave us Delilah S. Dawson's excellent Phasma. We also got our hands on Canto Bight, a collection of four novellas that takes place in the casino city introduced in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Then we have Claudia Gray's young adult novel Leia: Princess of Alderaan, featuring a 16-year-old Leia Organa. Last but not least: Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden, which proved to be the perfect lead-in to the Battlefront II video game and gave us Iden Versio and the rest of Inferno Squad.
The Star Wars comic books also offered a great variety of stories. Darth Vader continued to explore the post-Order 66 era, and we caught up with The Force Awakens' Poe Dameron. Readers also went on more adventures with fan favorite antihero Doctor Aphra… who recently met Star Wars: Rebels' Hera Syndulla.
Talking of Star Wars Rebels, this year saw the conclusion of the animated series as we said goodbye to the Ghost crew and learned of their fate. Rebels creator Dave Filoni is currently hard at work on a new animated series called Star Wars: Resistance, which will be released in the fall. We also had more installments of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, which included the first appearances of Luke Skywalker and The Last Jedi's Rose Tico.
Director Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi was released in theaters, featuring the late Carrie Fisher's last and perhaps finest performance. The Star Wars film also introduced the Porgs, saw Rey learn about her true heritage, and more. Now we're also getting ready for Solo: A Star Wars Story, which is set to hit theaters on May 25.
On the news side, we learned that Rian Johnson was getting his very own Star Wars trilogy to play with… as are the producers of Game of Thrones: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Oh, and J.J. Abrams will return to helm Episode IX.
Additional material by Nathalie Caron.