Star War: From a Certain Point of View anthology to focus on franchise’s minor characters
Have you ever wondered about the lives of the X-Wing pilots who helped Luke Skywalker destroy the Death Star in Star Wars? Did you ever want to know what happened to the Stormtroopers who never found the droids they were looking for? Well, now you can. Disney and Lucasfilm are teaming with Del Rey Books for Star War: From a Certain Point of View, a new anthology of Star Wars tales which will focus on several obscure characters that aren’t heavily featured in the films.
The project will include 40 authors working on 40 new stories for the 40th anniversary of the franchise. Authors include Meg Cabot, Paul Dini, Chuck Wendig, Gary Whitta, and Ashley Eckstein.
The idea isn’t entirely new, though. The Tales series of anthologies included several successful and acclaimed stories taking place in the former extended Star Wars universe. Series such as Tales of the Bounty Hunters, Tales from Jabba’s Palace and Tales from the Empire all told some highly revered stories about minor yet intriguing characters featured briefly in the original Star Wars trilogy. However, after the EU was wiped out of continuity due to Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, many of those quirky side stories no longer count as canon.
Star Wars: From A Certain Point Of View will give fans a chance to enjoy these smaller stories once again and is now available for pre-order.