Whether you’ve been a Star Wars fan since Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) first hit theaters over 40 years ago or you just became a bonified member of the Star Wars community when The Mandalorian — and with it, fan-favorites Grogu and Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) — debuted on Disney+ in 2019, you probably have at least a few unanswered questions about a galaxy far, far away.
In November 2021, Star Wars fans young and old will have many of their questions answered thanks to the upcoming updated “Star Wars Character Encyclopedia”.
The book, which can currently be pre-ordered on Amazon for fall delivery is described as:
The latest edition of this beloved title has been comprehensively updated to include new characters from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and both seasons of Star Wars: The Mandalorian.
Want to learn more about the Knights of Ren? Curious as to where Padmé Amidala is from? Wonder how tall Grogu is?
To learn the answers to these questions and more, look no further than Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia Updated and Expanded Edition. Written by Star Wars experts, the book is full of fun facts and intriguing information that’s guaranteed to enthrall fans of all ages.
With plenty of lesser-known details, even die-hard fans will learn new facts about iconic characters.
The last version of the “Star Wars Character Encyclopedia” released in 2019, so a lot has happened in the Star Wars universe since then! For example, showrunner Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni’s The Mandalorian Season 2 in 2020 introduced two key characters from animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels into the live-action Star Wars canon for the first time.
Both Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) and Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) are set to play key roles in the Star Wars story moving forward. In fact, Dawson’s version of Tano is on the cover of the upcoming “Star Wars Character Encyclopedia”.
The former Jedi is joined by a host of other popular characters, including Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen/James Earl Jones/the late David Prowse), Jannah (Naomi Ackie), Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo/the late Peter Mayhew),
The sample pages from the upcoming “Character Encyclopedia” include two Sith, two Jedi Knights, and two characters from Disney’s prequel standalone film, Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).
Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) is described as a “Separatist Leader and Sith Lord”. His “Sith Skills” are described as:
Count Dooku is a formidable opponent. In combat, his style is characterized by graceful moves and cunning prowess. He can also project deadly streams of Sith Force lightning from his fingertips.
Darth Vader, the “Dark Lord of the Sith”, has a trivia fact on his page:
After Vader’s near fatal duel with Obi-Wan, Palpatine has his apprentice encased in black armor. Vader is unable to survive without the constant life support provided by his black suit.
Iconic Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) has been part of the Star Wars franchise since the original trilogy. His “Jedi Path” is summarized as:
Luke first climbs into the cockpit of an X-wing in the attack on the first Death Star. Fighting for the Rebel Alliance in the years afterward, Luke becomes a great leader. Yoda helps to awaken Luke’s Force abilities, and, as a Jedi, Luke faces the challenges of the Emperor and Vader, holding the galaxy’s hope for freedom.
Jedi Luminara Unduli (Mary Oyaya)’s page in the new Star Wars book features a brief description of the famed prequel trilogy Battle on Geonosis:
Luminara Unduli and more than 200 other Jedi fight Count Dooku’s army in the Geonosis. When Jedi Master Yoda arrives with the newly created clone army, Unduli quickly takes command of a unit of soldiers to wage war in a great land battle against the Separatists.
Finally, L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) is hailed as a droid freedom fighter:
L3-37 wants all droids to enjoy the free will that she has [with Lando Calrissian]. She speaks out for droid independence and liberates those she can, whether in the droid fighting pits on Vandor or in the refineries of Kessel.
And, Lady Proxima’s (Linda Hunt) is described as the Solo villain she truly is, holding poor Corellian children under her control as little more than slaves:
Han Solo and Qi’ra grow up on Corellia. They fall in with the White Worms and rise to become more senior scum rats with responsibilities beyond petty crime. However, one day they revolt against Lady Proxima and Han succeeds in not just escaping the gang, but the entire planet of Corellia.
As you can see, this upcoming book by Dan Zehr, Pablo Hidalgo, Elizabeth Dowsett, Amy Richau, and Simon Beecroft, is set to provide fans of all ages and knowledge levels with all sorts of fun facts and backstories about their favorite Star Wars characters.
With nearly a dozen new Star Wars streaming series and multiple feature films coming down the pipeline in the next few years, this is a must-have publication! Plus, you know you can’t wait to find out how tall Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”) actually is…
Are you interested in all of the questions Star Wars is officially answering in the updated “Star Wars Character Encyclopedia”?