New Images for The High Republic

Starwars.com has recently released some new images for The High Republic, and I thought I’d share them here. These images are for new characters we’ll meet in forthcoming books, and are not part of Light of the Jedi, the current and first High Republic novel that’s out. I believe the first three of these images are characters that will be in Claudia Gray’s young adult novel Into the Dark, which comes out February 5th.

Ty Yorrick

I don’t know much about this character, but looks interesting.

Star Wars: The High Republic Launch Event | StarWars.com
Ram Jamoram

Ram Jamoram sounds like a cool, jiggy dance.

Star Wars: The High Republic Launch Event | StarWars.com
Leox Gyasi

If you’re thinking this guy looks like Matthew McConaughey, you’re right. I do believe Claudia Gray had MM in mind when she wrote the character of Leox Gyasi. Sure, why not? Lol.

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Bobraks

I don’t know what these little guys are, but they’re cute.

There have also been some videos on the High Republic released, one about Venestra Rwoh, and one on Avar Kriss. Take a look:

I like the idea of these little videos, as well as all of the concept art, giving us a glimpse of what the High Republic and the Jedi might look like. Sometimes with books it’s hard to picture certain things or people, and while I like to use my imagination, it can be difficult with science fiction or fantasy since there are things we’ve never seen in real life to base it on.

Tell me what you think of these images and videos in the comments below!

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11 thoughts on “New Images for The High Republic

  1. They need to build hype because it might take some work to get some fans on board like me. I don’t like any of those images and you’re right the one with the 15-year-old girl… hmm she definitely needs to be tone down lol. Still not sure about this, I think it’s going to take me some time to warm up to it. I mean when I first saw Adam Driver in TFA I thought he was awful and now all these years passed… I am a fan. I mean no disrespect to the artist because some people will love those images but it seems like they were stylised after Aladdin or something 🤣

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    1. Agreed, I can see why some people may not like them. But I literally just finished the book Light of the Jedi, and I loved it. I’ll be posting a spoiler review on My Point of View, and a non-spoiler on the Reader. The images don’t do the story justice, really. I want a movie, lol.

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    2. By the way, a helpful reader let me know that the “sexy” Vernestra and Stellan illustrations are NOT from Star Wars, but is fan art. I feel so dumb, I should have been more careful, but it really did look official. I didn’t notice the watermark in the corner. I’ve since took the illustrations down.

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      1. Ohhhh really? Wow, yeah one of the most difficult things on the internet today is finding the original source for just about anything. People do so much on the internet these days, things get lost, stolen, you name it lol so it’s easy to think you have the right source when you don’t. It has happened to me as well on IG a few times with artist’s contacting me directly lol It is also almost impossible to find EVERY single piece of art and its original source, even with reverse image search, nothing is guaranteed.

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      2. Yeah, I’m learning to be more careful. I try to keep my images from Lucasfilm/Disney as much as possible so I don’t have too many problems, unless I’m specifically doing fan art. But you’re right, it’s hard these days, lol.

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      3. Yeah but I feel bad for those artists who have their work stolen. Some people go as far as to steal it and then try and make money off it on Etsy and other websites. So I get why artists would be annoyed by it but it is what it is, the internet is a beast lol you can never control what happens once you’ve put something out there unfortunately 😦

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  2. Head’s up: Those illustrations of Vernestra Rwoh and Stellan Gios are NOT official art. They are fan art by Steven Wayne. (See the watermark on them.)

    He redesigned the characters because he doesn’t think they are sexy enough or something. (Seeing what he did to a 15 year old character says a lot about him…)

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    1. Wow, thanks for telling me that. I need to be more careful and take closer looks. It looks so official, with the same framework and everything. I thought these versions were strange and so not like Star Wars! I’ll be taking those images down. Thanks for pointing it out.

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