The galaxy is at peace within the Prime Republic, the latest generation of Megastar Wars storytelling from Lucasfilm. However that peace is threatened via the “Nice Crisis,” a mysterious, neatly, crisis that calls each and every Jedi within the galaxy into motion.
In a panel at NYCC 2020, Michael Siglain, ingenious director of Lucasfilm, laid out precisely what the Nice Crisis is, and what makes it so nice. Mainly, it’s the Titanic, however in area. But in addition worse, since the Titanic simply sank — it didn’t put everybody at the Atlantic coast at risk.
“We now have the Legacy Run, which is this huge shipment send, touring thru hyperspace, going out to the frontier.” Siglain mentioned. “It’s bringing shipment and provides; folks wanting to begin a greater existence out within the Outer Rim. And because it travels thru hyperspace, alarms begin to blare and you understand that there’s one thing in hyperspace. Legacy Run is on a collision route with it.”
That collision can’t be stopped. And whilst the Nice Crisis begins in a single position, it temporarily turns into a galaxy-wide drawback, as all of the items of the Legacy Run — together with the send’s shipment bins, provides, and plenty of automobiles containing imperiled passengers — get started “rocketing out thru hyperspace” on their very own collision lessons with planets across the galaxy.
“That’s when the cry is going out for lend a hand,” Siglain concluded, “and the Jedi of the Prime Republic resolution that cry.” And as we all know from the primary bulletins again in February, a suite of all new villains referred to as the Nihil (pronounced like the primary bit in “nihilist”) seem, possibly to profit from the chaos.
What occurs subsequent is within the fingers of the workforce of writers operating on Prime Republic comics, YA novels, and adult-oriented novels, who have been additionally available on the panel to discuss the large forged of Jedi and padawan newbies who resolution that cry. And sure, there’s even a Wookiee Jedi.