New Star Wars Children’s Books to Reimagine the Original Trilogy in 2015!

sagaA video from the Official Youtube Channel for Star Wars was just uploaded, announcing a new line of childrens books coming summer 2015 that will reimagine the films of the original trilogy…

 

“The classic saga will come to life like never before through adaptations by bestselling children’s authors Tom Angleberger, Adam Gidwitz, and Alexandra Bracken.

 

With art by famed Star Wars concept artist Iain McCaig. Each of these celebrated authors will bring their contemporary, unique voice to the galaxy far, far away, bridging the multi-arc storyline in anticipation of the release of Star Wars: Episode VII.”

 

 

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24 thoughts on “New Star Wars Children’s Books to Reimagine the Original Trilogy in 2015!

  • December 23, 2014 at 11:20 pm
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    The original trilogy doesn’t need to be reimagined. The PT on the other hand… Seriously, can we just release the theatrical versions of those movies in a pristine format and move on to new things already?

    • December 24, 2014 at 1:24 am
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      Give Disney about 10 to 15 years and I bet they will remake Episodes 4 to 6

      • December 24, 2014 at 11:08 am
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        In 5 to 10 years the multi generational story will continue.

      • December 24, 2014 at 4:07 pm
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        No they wont, if they were going to do that ..they never would of had the original cast back for Episode 7. BUT….it is a FACT that re-making the Prequels is a topic and has been discussed.

        • December 24, 2014 at 6:24 pm
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          “BUT….it is a FACT that re-making the Prequels is a topic and has been discussed.”

          Yes it is but not by anyone with actual power to do anything about it. These realize that they’d just make the same films because they are perfect the way they are.

          “Someone who calls it “Episode V” isn’t really in tune with the original trilogy.”

          No they are just in tune with the entire saga which is I-VI and soon VII-IX.

        • December 25, 2014 at 3:59 am
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          If they don’t have characters from the past, then its not really a multi generational tale.
          So the original cast now makes it that.
          PT carried over to OT and now we have our ST.
          It is a character arc and passing things down through the generations.
          It about Anthropology.
          Old republic or what they will do with that will be through story telling, flashbacks or spinoffs.

  • December 23, 2014 at 11:23 pm
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    I think the kids mind will be blown so much more if they actually saw the movies, if any kids read these books before they see the movies it will ruin the experience for them..

    • December 25, 2014 at 7:25 pm
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      I read the giant Marvel comic just before I saw the first film when it first came out and it didn’t ruin anything when I was 11, I was so excited nothing was going to ruin it!!

  • December 24, 2014 at 12:04 am
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    Like what seems to be the consencus here,
    I DESPISE the word “re-imagined” ….

    MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!!

    • December 24, 2014 at 11:11 am
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      Star Wars gets re-imagined every time people experience it.

  • December 24, 2014 at 1:23 am
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    Begun the marketing wars has.

  • December 24, 2014 at 1:55 am
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    “In this adaptation I’m really focusing in on the characters themselves. They’re so much more than the labels that they’re given. She’s so much more than just a princess, and he’s so much more than just a scoundrel.”

    Spoken like a true female author.

  • December 24, 2014 at 5:03 am
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    Or, you know.. they could just watch the movies?

  • December 24, 2014 at 7:41 am
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    W T F !?!?!

  • December 24, 2014 at 9:29 am
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    Going out on a limb here; but I think most kids 15 and under won’t really fall in love with the Original trilogy if they saw it. I know a couple kids in that age range who said “the old” Star Wars movies are “boring” and the special effects look “crappy.” Kids these days have grown up on CGI their whole lives – if it doesnt meet their standard of “good special effects” and/or “too much talking/not enough action” they won’t like it. I think its an awesome idea that they will do these books and I’m really looking forward to them! Plus I’m sure the artwork will be fantastic!!!!

    • December 24, 2014 at 5:26 pm
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      Not being too old myself, I’m kind of embarrassed with the way the rest of my “new generation” is acting, people nowadays talk CSI, I talk Columbo. I liked the prequel trilogy, until I started watching other movies. But the OT will always stick with no matter how many times I realize they’re kinda stupid, i’ll always love them!

  • December 24, 2014 at 10:18 am
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    My eight-year old’s ranking of the movies (and no, I haven’t tried to influence him though of course some PT disdain may have trickled down..

    1. Return of the Jedi
    2. The Empire Strikes Back
    3. A New Hope
    4. EP I
    5. EP III
    6. EP II

  • December 24, 2014 at 2:40 pm
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    Someone who calls it “Episode V” isn’t really in tune with the original trilogy.

    • December 24, 2014 at 4:17 pm
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      no, they’re in tune with modern day 🙂

      • December 24, 2014 at 5:31 pm
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        So why should we care whether we call it 5 or Empire? Either ways it looks cool, word-design aesthetically speaking. Episode V, Empire Strikes Back. There are worse roman numeral/subtitle combinations.
        Not sure how the poster-design guy’s gonna handle Episode CDLXXIV (474) though :/

  • December 25, 2014 at 3:49 pm
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    “Re-imagine” makes me want to barf.

  • December 26, 2014 at 4:07 am
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    New Star Wars art from Master Illustrator Iain McCaig! Count me in!

    Come on everyone! McCaig not only designed Darth Maul, he’s a lead concept designer for The Force Awakens!

    His art is exquisite!

  • December 27, 2014 at 12:55 am
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    Oh God, not again.

    Disney/Lucasfilm……LEAVE THEM ALONE.

    Have you not heard about how people feel about messing this stuff around.

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