"Turns out, they're letting me write the next two books in the Aftermath trilogy—so, you've got me for at least a couple more years!"
―Chuck Wendig[src]

Chuck Wendig is a novelist who wrote the three novels of the Aftermath Trilogy (2015's Aftermath, 2016's Aftermath: Life Debt and 2017's Aftermath: Empire's End),[2] a canon series of books set after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi [1] as well as a short story focusing on the character of Wuher from A New Hope. He also wrote the comic adaptations of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens[3] and has written at least one comic focusing around the character of Vader.

He previously wrote the non-Star Wars novels Blackbird and The Blue Blazes, amongst many others.[4]


Chuck Wendig was hired to write Aftermath after posting a tweet saying he wanted to write for Star Wars. In the tweet, on September 4, 2014, Wendig wrote: "Dear Internet: I wanna write a licensed STAR WARS novel. Please make this happen. *squeezes Internet hard enough to make wishes fall out*"[5] The request was successful, and Aftermath was released exactly one year after the tweet, on September 4, 2015.[4]

He was originally scheduled to write the comic book series Star Wars: Shadow of Vader along with an as-yet-unnanounced book,[6] but the series was canceled following his dismissal from Marvel Comics.[7]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 StarWars.com What Happened After Endor? Find Out in Star Wars: Aftermath on StarWars.com (backup link)
  2. StarWars.com Journey to The Force Awakens Panel at New York Comic Con – Recap on StarWars.com (backup link)
  3. White, Brett: EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Announces "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Adaptation (2016-02-19). Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on September 9, 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 StarWars.com Chaos Throttles the Capital in Star Wars: Aftermath – Special Excerpt! on StarWars.com (backup link)
  5. TwitterLogo.svg Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) on Twitter: "Dear Internet: I wanna write a licensed STAR WARS novel. Please make this happen. *squeezes Internet hard enough to make wishes fall out*" (screenshot)
  6. TwitterLogo.svg Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) on Twitter: "So, here's a thing that has happened – I just got fired from Marvel. Taken off issues 4 and 5 of SHADOW OF VADER, and taken off an as-yet-unannounced SW book. This might be a long thread, so apologies in advance." (backup link)
  7. TwitterLogo.svg Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) on Twitter: "Also possible they are looking for a brand new writer on the first three issues OR they just said fuck it, and canceled it quietly. Obviously, ha ha, they're not gonna keep me on the loop on that one." (backup link)

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