‘Star Wars: From A Certain Point Of View’ Is Getting A ‘The Empire Strikes Back’-Focused Sequel
In 2017, Lucasfilm and Del Rey collaborated to create Star Wars: From A Certain Point Of View, an anthology of Star Wars short stories tied to the events of A New Hope from 40 different perspectives. Now, just in time for the fortieth anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, they’re doing it again.
Lucasfilm issued the following announcement for the newest installment of the From A Certain Point Of View series through the official Star Wars website:
“Forty years of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, 40 authors retelling its stories? Sounds good to us. The anthology series From a Certain Point of View is set to return with From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back, celebrating 40 years of Episode V and arriving November 10. Like its predecessor, From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back will feature 40 stories by 40 authors reimagining the classic sequel through the eyes of background characters — heroes, villains, droids and creatures.”
In addition to the announcement, they have shared a full image of what the cover will look like upon the book’s release. Check it out below:
The original book told a number of fun stories of varying degrees of canonicity, and it was a clear labor of love for this franchise. You can read our review of it here. All things considered, it seems likely that Return of the Jedi ought to follow suit in 2023, although what form the series takes from there remains to be seen. Will they go for a long wait to approach the prequels or the sequels on their respective fortieth anniversaries, or will they adjust the number of authors and anniversaries of each film to a much more tolerable wait after playing things by ear? We’ll just have to find out!
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – From A Certain Point Of View does not yet have a release date.
Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.