After an unexpected news leak earlier this week, on Friday Marvel Comics formally announced that Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto will be woroking on the previously teased Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens - Shatted Empire comic series.
Set after the events of Return of the Jedi, Shattered Empire is said to "offer a glimpse" into the forthcoming new film Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.
“The world has been wondering what happened after the fall of the Empire since the credits first rolled on Return of the Jedi in 1983,” says series editor Jordan D. White. “Now, on the dawn of the next chapter of the saga, we’re incredibly proud to be involved in revealing the events that happen immediately following the end of Return of the Jedi!”
Rucka and Checchetto, whom previously worked on The Punisher, will launch Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens - Shattered Empire in September.