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In 2021, we’ve got ambitious plans – but so too does the franchise we all know and love. We’re talking, of course, about Star Wars. 2021 is packed with dates for a fan to be aware of. These are the top things to stay on top of as a fan this year…
Star Wars: The High Republic
What it is: a series of books and comics that will explore the glorious era of the high republic, this era of Star Wars will be one for fans who have always wondered what the Jedi were like at the height of their powers.
Why you should care: set 200 years before even Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, this is a rare glimpse into the golden age of the Jedi and the republic itself. A breath of fresh air for fans who have only delved into the later years of Star Wars and a deep look into what a utopian style republic could look like. With a range of books and comics to be released, there’ll be something for everyone.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch
What it is: a TV series coming to Disney+, The Bad Batch will focus on the group of clones introduced in the last season of the animated show, The Clone Wars. The Bad Batch will continue in the same animated tradition of its predecessor, with a darker theme and an exploration of the transition between the republic and the empire. There is even an animated Grand Moff Tarkin involved.
Think animation is just for kids? Watch Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars and then think again.
Why you should care: releasing at a still to be confirmed date in 2021, this series will give us more of what we loved from both Star Wars animated series, while expanding on a cool cast of characters.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
What it is: LEGO Star Wars is one of the most joyous experiences you can have playing video games and this version, which combines all of the content of all of the games into a complete Skywalker edition, will be fantastic.
Why you should care: It’s LEGO and it’s Star Wars. If you’re reading this article and you’re on our website, we’d be surprised if you didn’t care. This is going to be a game packed full of content that you can play through as a kid, or with your kids, whenever you want to jump in. Releasing across a variety of platforms such as the PS5, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, you can’t miss this.
The Book of Boba Fett
What it is: We all love Boba Fett…despite the fact he sort of does nothing in the OT. Despite his ineffectiveness, Boba is one of the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunters and it was amazing to see him return in…SPOILER WARNING: The Mandalorian S2.
So popular was Boba’s reappearance that we are now getting na entirely new live action series about the Bounty Hunter’s takeover of Jabba’s palace.
Coming in December 2021, this is something to look forward to all year.
Why you should care: we’re all Star Wars fans here, aren’t we? Who doesn’t love Boba Fett? Whether you’re a fan of the armour and style or the character himself, there’s so much more left to explore around Boba’s life, motivations and history.
Check out this fan-made trailer and tell us it doesn’t look like a must-buy.