Grand Admiral Thrawn is Getting His Own Canon Star Wars Novel

Saturday, 16 July 2016 - 1:07PM
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Saturday, 16 July 2016 - 1:07PM
Grand Admiral Thrawn is Getting His Own Canon Star Wars Novel
Moments after sending a few thousand people at Star Wars Celebration crazy by announcing that Thrawn is coming to Star Wars Rebels, a video message from famed Star Wars author, Timothy Zahn revealed that LucasFilm is doubling down on the legendary villain.

In 2017, a new Timothy Zahn will hit shelves, detailing a new (canon) story based on the character he created all those years ago. Not much is known about the new 'Thrawn' novel, but we know it's coming, and that's all we need just now.


Zahn also revealed that he's consulted with Filoni and the Rebels team on Thrawn's appearance on the show.

Opening quote
"I want to take this opportunity to thank Dave Filoni and the rest of the Rebels crew for the incredible honor they have afforded me. I'm afraid I can't reveal anything more than what you've already seen and heard. But I am very pleased with the direction they're taking Grand Admiral Thrawn."
Closing quote

Zahn created Thrawn back in 1991 for 'Heir to the Empire', the first book in what would become known as the Thrawn trilogy. Since then, both Zahn and his creation have become a huge hit with fans. This will actually be Zahn's first new canon novel, and it's safe to say it's probably going to be one of the best selling Star Wars books of all time.

Thrawn is released in April 2017
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