Earlier this year in Chuck Wendig's novel Aftermath, we learned the incredibly depressing story of what happened to Jar Jar Binks after the Star Wars prequels. It was perhaps a fitting fate for a character so widely loathed, but Jar Jar actor Ahmed Best loves it - and actually wanted it to be even darker.
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Chuck Wendig's Aftermath books act as a sort of in-between trilogy, bridging a lot of the gap between the original Star Wars trilogy and The Force Awakens. Each book has been better than the one before it, and Empire's End is the best by far. It also brings a lot of changes and additions to the new canon. Here's everything we learned about a galaxy far, far away.
You know how Luke confronted Obi-Wan Kenobi for saying that Darth Vader killed his father when the truth was that Darth Vader was his father? And Obi-Wan says that everything he said was true "from a certain point of view"? Well, thanks to the newest Star Wars novel, that isn't just a pile of bantha poodoo -- it's part of a Force-worshipping religion.
If you've only been watching Star Wars movies over the past two years, you've missed a bunch of great stuff. The comics, books and TV shows have featured huge revelations and new characters. In the case of the books, though, most of the new stuff has only been visible in our imaginations. Until now.
The second instalment in Chuck Wendig's trilogy set after Return of the Jedi, Aftermath: Life Debt follows Norra Wexley and her team as they search for the missing Han Solo. We talked to Wendig about writing the novels, integrating his original idea with the existing Star Wars universe, and the effect of The Force Awakens on it all.