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“Star Wars”It has existed for four decades and, since then, it has expanded into television series, comics, literature and more films. Not all these stories are considered “canon”, that is, they are integrated into the continuity that began with “Star Wars: A New Hope” (1977). The recent premiere of the animated series “The Bad Batch” motivates this article.
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Important: This guide is not intended to cover the entire canon of “Star Wars”, which would require dozens of texts. Instead, it is the closest you can access, for which you only need a PC and mobile phone.
Movies and TV series (Disney +)
The first trilogy; “The Phantom Menace”, “Attack of the Clones”, “Revenge of the Sith” (1999-2005): Starring Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, and Natalie Portman; follow how the Galactic Empire gathered power in the shadows, while young Jedi knight Anakin Skywalker joined the dark side of the force.
“The Clone Wars” (2008-2020): Set between the end of the second film of the prequel trilogy and developed in parallel to the third, this is the series that expanded the universe of “Star Wars” and developed the characters as never before seen in an audiovisual medium. This is where Padawan Ahsoka Tano appeared, soon to have her own series.
“Rebels” (2014-2018): Direct sequel to “The Clone Wars”, features Ezra Bridger, new Jedi apprentice; who joins the resistance against the Empire.
“The Bad Batch” (2021): The latest “Star Wars” series. After the fall of the Republic, five soldiers with special abilities have to decide the course of their destiny.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018): Reveals how this is how Han Solo met Chewbacca, as well as starting his adventures as a smuggler.
“Rogue One” (2016): It is the story of how the plans for the Death Star were obtained, the destruction of which was the first step to the victory of the Rebel Alliance against the Empire.
The original trilogy; “A New Hope”, “The Empire Strikes Back”, “Return of the Jedi” (1977-1983): Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa and Han Solo; three brave people, but of different personalities, unite to overthrow the Empire. This film made stars of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.
“Resistance” (2018-2020): With a different animation style from “The Clone Wars”, this animated series is the first to be set in the era of the sequel trilogy.
“The Mandalorian” (2019-presente): Possibly the best this franchise has done in the 21st century, “The Mandalorian” follows bounty hunter Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) on his journey to save Grogu, popularly known as Baby Yoda, who is wanted by the remnants of the Empire.
The sequel trilogy; “The Force Awakens”, “The Last Jedi”, “The Rise of Skywalker” (2015-2019): The young Rey (Daisy Ridley) meets a Resistance droid, after which an adventure begins in which the fate of the galaxy is at stake and that will lead her to face the First Order, remnants of the Empire.
Annual Disney + cost: S / 259.9, approximately.
About the comics
Lucasfilm has published canonical “Star Wars” comics for both Marvel and IDW. In Spanish, these stories have been edited by Planeta, and the volumes are in various bookstores. If you know English and want to read a considerable amount, but not all; you can subscribe to Marvel Unlimited. Some stories you can read there:
“Darth Vader” by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca (2015-2016): It may be the best “Star Wars” comic ever made, in which the iconic villain Darth Vader gains space to show why he is so feared. In addition, it features Dr. Aphra, a charismatic LGBTQ antihero.
Right (2015-2016): Prequel to the television series “Star Wars: Rebels” that follows the story of how Kanan survived the extermination of the Jedi.
Star Wars Special C-3PO (2016): Short but meaningful comic that explores the adventure of how C-3PO got his red arm in “The Force Awakens.” Do you think robots can’t move you? Then you have to read it to find out.
Marvel Unlimited cost: $ 9.99 per month.
What about the books?
You can always buy them on Kindle (English), while Planeta has published them in Spanish. This text from Somos tells you the stories that you can find in Peruvian bookstores.