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"The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field, created by all living things…"
―The quote originally used to introduce the project at Celebration Chicago.

Project Luminous is an upcoming project being worked on by Cavan Scott, Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Daniel José Older, and Justina Ireland, which spans both comics and books to tell one cohesive story. It will be released in 2020.[1] Details about the codenamed event will be revealed in January of that year.[2]


The idea of Project Luminous came from Lucasfilm Publishing's creative director, Michael Siglain, who individually approached each author in the summer of 2018 about getting to work on what he then called the All-Star Initiative. To Cavan Scott, Siglain revealed the project over breakfast, while both were at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, but he didn't say who else would be working on Luminous yet.[3]

Luminous crew at Skywalker Ranch

Ireland, Gray, Soule, Older and Scott at Skywalker Ranch

A few months later, in September of 2018, all five of the authors who had signed on for Luminous were taken to Skywalker Ranch in California, where they began to flesh out the story beyond the project parameters.[4] They were also joined by the Lucasfilm Publishing editorial team and Lucasfilm Story Group. They stayed for a few days, spending most of their time discussing the project, but they also got to see a 4K screening of A New Hope. They then went to Skywalker Ranch one more time in March of 2019[1] and saw a 4K cut of The Empire Strikes Back.[3]

Project Luminous was revealed one month later, at the Star Wars Celebration Chicago Lucasfilm Publishing: Writers Roundtable, Monday April 15, 2019.[1]


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