The Hollywood Reporter writes:
‘Star Wars’: Lucasfilm Shares More Details About Mysterious ‘Project Luminous’
What is Project Luminous? That’s a question that Star Wars fans have been asking since the title was first revealed at Star Wars Celebration in April, and at New York Comic Con on Friday, more was shared…but not a lot.
During the Lucasfilm Publishing panel, creative director Michael Siglain confirmed the involvement of the five authors involved in the mystery project, naming Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott and Charles Soule as the creative team, as well as sharing that Disney Lucasfilm Press, Del Rey, IDW Publishing and Marvel Entertainment will all be involved in the project in some form.
That would be Claudia Gray, who thinks the Force is about kindness, like Christmas Spirit. Cavan Scott, the human pimple who lectured older fans that they ought to respect the younger fans. Justina Irland, who doesn’t want to demonize sex work in young adult novels. And Daniel “racial equality” Older.
This suggests that whatever Project Luminous may be will run across all current Star Wars fiction outlets; Del Rey and Marvel publish Star Wars prose and comics aimed at adults, while Disney Lucasfilm Press and IDW Publishing are responsible for prose and comics for younger readers, respectively.
The other tease for the project shared at the panel came in the form of a slide that read, “The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things…. Until…Project Luminous, 2020.” Notably, everything before the word “until” is a direct quote of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s explanation of the Force, from 1977’s Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
Even more notably, is the probability that “luminous” refers to a line from Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back.
“Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.” ~Yoda
A line which makes it all the more ironic that today’s Lucasfilm “creators” focus exclusively on the crude matter of genitalia and melanin content.
In any case, the word “until” in the slide mentioned above does not instill hope or confidence. Until what? Until race and gender obsessed authors get their mits on it to muddle luminosity into gobbledygook. That’s what.
Maybe they’re going to explain why Rey is all-powerful. Maybe they’ll attempt to do something with the Whills. Maybe it’s about Force ghosts. Maybe everyone will be flying around like Superman.
Originally published here.