Crait is a new planet to be first seen on screen in The Last Jedi, though recent YA novel release Leia – Princess of Alderaan took us there first. Releasing after TLJ on December 27, Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait #1 will reveal Luke and Leia’s visit to the planet pre-The Empire Strikes Back. The writers will be Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, with art from Mike Mayhew (Old Ben’s Journals #15, #20). Check out the full cover from Marco Checchetto below and my thoughts on how it might tie into the film.
If anything, Crait might be the spot Luke and Leia meet on screen for the first time in the sequel trilogy, as we have seen Rey there (well, it was Ridley dancing with John Boyega as Finn, but still) so it’s not impossible both Jedi will come to the Resistance’s aid there. It’s a bittersweet thought considering it will be the last time Luke and Leia will be on screen together, at least as Mark Hamill/Carrie Fischer, and this one-shot looks to give us a glimpse of their first time there. Bonus points to the one-shot if Leia mentions coming to Crait and finding Bail Organa (as seen in LPOA) and/or the events within fill in some off-handed comment in TLJ Luke/Leia make about their first time there.
Or I could be completely wrong. We’ll see!
Storms of Crait drops December 27 and we’ll have a review here shortly after!
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