ROGUE ONE Screenwriter Will Write STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Comic Adaptation

Marvel Comics has hired Gary Whitta, a writer who is already pretty familiar with the Star Wars universe, to bring Star Wars: The Last Jedi to the page. Read on past the jump for more details on this news.

Fans of the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga will soon get to relive the film's biggest moments when Marvel's adaptation of The Last Jedi is released in May.

Gary Whitta, who co-wrote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will write the six-issue comic series that is based on Rian Johnson's film.  Whitta is a Star Wars veteran at this point,
having also written several episodes of the animated series Star Wars: Rebels and contributed to the Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View anthology of short stories.

The comic series will include some new canonical scenes that did not appear in the movie, potentially getting inspiration from the film's deleted scenes. Artists Michael Walsh and Mike Spicer will join Whitta in drawing the series, and Walsh says that some of the series' new content will re-imagine existing scenes from different perspectives.

Former Marvel editor-in-chief Joe
Queseda has drawn a variant cover of Rey back on Jakku for the series' first issue. Check it out below:

The first issue of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be available for purchase on May 2.

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