The Star Wars Show: Cover and Release Date for the Canto Bight Book Revealed and More

On this episode of The Star Wars Show:

The show kicks off with the news about J.J. Abrams signing on to direct “Star Wars: Episode IX“; Andi sits down with NASCAR superstar Ryan Blaney to talk about Star Wars; Graballa the Hutt and actor Dana Snyder perform a classic ‘Attack of the Clones’ scene; check out the all new cover from Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Canto Bight, and more!



From StarWars on Youtube:





A few weeks ago EW revealed some minor details about the Canto Bight book. The novel consists of four short stories, each about a creature that inhabits the city unmasking the deceiving glamour behind it.


Also Del Rey just revealed that the book will be released on December 5.




And it seems Pablo Hidalgo really loves it:




If that vehicle on the cover looks familiar to you, then you probably remember this shot from The Last Jedi behind the scenes reel, featuring General Hux (or a random driver, considering the companion in the speeder) driving it:




And finally has just revealed even more details on the book that you can check out HERE.




May the force be with you!



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22 thoughts on “The Star Wars Show: Cover and Release Date for the Canto Bight Book Revealed and More

  • September 13, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Do like the speeder design, it looks a bit like a Star Wars version of a Bentley.

  • September 13, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    That’s a fugly book cover, yuck!

  • September 13, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Whoever their Photoshop artist is, they need a new one. This cover is crap.

  • September 13, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Hate to crap on a fellow designer but that cover…

    • September 14, 2017 at 12:08 am

      They seem to be going with big Helvetic letters now

    • September 14, 2017 at 11:26 am

      Tried to imitate the bloodline cover but failed.

  • September 14, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Go Ryan Blaney! Woot!

  • September 14, 2017 at 1:35 am

    I would really love a book about some no name janitor that works on an outer rim world where Luke Skywalker once stopped to take a shit. We can learn about a bunch of characters we will never hear about again and it will have essentially no other connection to any other Star Wars event: except, of course, for Luke taking a shit there once. My only requirement is that the main cast not be in it, and if they are, I don’t want them to meet up, ever.

  • September 14, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Like the prequel-ish speeders.

  • September 14, 2017 at 3:15 am

    The speeders look blessedly original. I like that.

    • September 14, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Batmobile

    • September 14, 2017 at 3:52 am

      I know. It’s fantastic. I’m not surprised, however, as TFA was overwhelmingly well-received.

      • September 15, 2017 at 4:37 am

        Yeah, TFA isn’t my least favorite Star Wars movie, but it is really low down on the list. (I’m absolutely not a prequel hater, as I am part of the Clone Wars generation) JJ getting the director’s seat is super disappointing, and definitely takes some of my excitement for ep 9 out. I think that TFA served a purpose, and served it well, but I don’t want it again.

    • September 15, 2017 at 12:46 am

      It was the worst news ever for me. TFA is my least favorite star wars. Abrams is not good in making original, new and fresh stories.

  • September 14, 2017 at 10:24 am

    No one is learning from 60’/70’/80′ amazing illustrated Science Fiction and Fantasy book covers?

  • September 14, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    I’m pumped that the story group is releasing more short stories. I don’t think every Star Wars story needs to be a full fledged novel. A collection like this would be nice every few years.

    • September 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      I agree. There’s an economy to short stories that lends itself really well to Star Wars. The same thing goes for young-adult novels: a genre I usually loathe. While many of the new-Canon novels were a bit lackluster, I thought some of the TFA-related short stories were fun reads and I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed Lost Stars.

    • September 16, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      “I’m pumped that the story group is releasing more short stories”

      Not the Story Group, *Lucasfilm’s publishing department*

  • September 15, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    I should say to those skeptical of JJ Abrams directing/writing Episode IX due to some viewing TFA as underwhelming that it wasn’t entirely his fault for such. At the time, that was the first Star Wars film in over ten years (not including the theatrically released Clone Wars feature). Nobody was willing to take risks due to the subpar reception of the prequels. With now there being two and soon to be four films in the Disney era Lucasfilm is starting to become more confident and ambitious which is why Rian Johnson was chosen for TLJ which is gonna go for a more original story as opposed to copying and pasting some elements of the OT. While I haven’t seen his other films, I’ve heard lots of praise for them from Brick, Looper and the best episodes of Breaking Bad. And JJ is far from a bad filmmaker as he did two solid tv shows such as Lost before moving into film with Mission Impossible 3 and then Star Trek (09).

    • September 16, 2017 at 1:16 am

      And this is a valid point, mostly. I do think LF should have taken risks, as MM Fury Road did. But with my thoughts on Abrams as a director, I know for a fact there were problems on the set and Ardnt and Kasdan’s screenplay wasn’t given enough time.

      Heck, Ardnt left which I argue a good portion of TFA’s polarized reception should rest at Kasdan. Abrams isn’t blameless as he is captain of the ship, but it would be dumb to simply focus the blame on him.

      RJ films to me are some of the best movies I have seen in a while. The guy is adept at doing character driven storylines and his dialogue choices are great, given he is a screenwriter. Having met him years ago, if he is anything like he was back then, then this movie WON”T be ESB.

      Because, his pride will not allow him. He wouldn’t have picked this movie if that was going to be the case. So yes, I get people are cynical and skeptical. But really, have some faith.

      Honestly, I hope that TLJ is a like a mix between Legend of Korra Second Season and Kung Fu Panda 2. The former in that it explores the lore of SWs, giving a fresh, eye opening perspective, while tying back into the story. And the latter being a character study on self-discovery and whether or not knowing the truth of a matter will truly bring closure.

      In this case, being Rey.

  • September 16, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Those new vehicles looks so noice….

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