The Star Wars sequel trilogy wrapped up in December 2019 with the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Now readers can look back on the films that told of the story of the Resistance and their fight against the First Order with Star Wars: Age of Resistance — The Official Collector’s Edition.
After providing a timeline of events covering the prequel and original trilogy eras, Age of Resistance gives a solid overview of The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker, featuring profiles of the major characters and events. Each character profile includes insight from the actors who brought them to life and the creatives behind the camera, such as J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson.
We hear from Daisy Ridley talking about the physical training she went through and how her skills advanced from The Force Awakens to The Rise of Skywalker as Rey went from Jakku scavenger to Jedi. John Boyega looks back on his role as stormtrooper FN-2187 turned Resistance hero Finn, and Oscar Isaac recounts how much he loved working with John and bringing the camaraderie of Poe Dameron and Finn to life throughout the sequel trilogy. Adam Driver discusses how the films show Kylo Ren’s “becoming” and how is his journey is the opposite of Darth Vader’s.
A retrospective on the sequel trilogy wouldn’t be complete without the Big Three — Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford. And the return of Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian! It’s always good to hear their perspectives on the characters they inhabited for so long.
Three covers are available for this collector’s edition. Newsstand, hardcover, and comic shop exclusive.
Coverage is fairly light on the final showdown on Exegol featuring the Rey/Ben Solo team-up against Palpatine, but the final aerial battle is featured. Don’t expect to see a lot of information about the Emperor and his return, or the circumstances surrounding the redemption and death of Ben after giving his life force to save Rey. It seems the focus of this publication is predominately on the Resistance, and not necessarily the light and dark sides of the Force.
Star Wars: Age of Resistance is a fun read, with exclusive interviews and stunning images of concept art from the sequel trilogy, screenshots from the films, and promotional photographs. Plenty to keep your eyes happy!
Here are a few sample spreads to whet your appetite:
You can order hardcover version of Star Wars: Age of Resistance — The Official Collector’s Edition now from Amazon.com.
Thank you to Titan Publishing Group for proving copy for review purposes.
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