It's a story about Ben Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker and how we got to the point where Obi-Wan Kenobi was waiting in the middle of the desert for something to happen. It's also about how Darth Vader got to be who he is, and how the Emperor came to power.
Prequel Movie Trilogy
The Star Wars prequel trilogy was the second Star Wars trilogy to be filmed and released. Chronologically, it is the first Star Wars trilogy. In the overall arc of the Star Wars Saga, the prequels show the origins of Anakin Skywalker and follow him from becoming a Jedi Padawan to finally succumbing to the dark side and becoming Darth Vader. In the backdrop is the Invasion of Naboo and the Clone Wars, engineered by Palpatine to become Supreme Chancellor and reorganize the Galactic Republic into the Galactic Empire. Other characters include Jedi Knight and Anakin's master, Obi-Wan Kenobi; Senator of Naboo and Anakin's wife, Padmé Amidala; Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn; and various other Jedi and Sith characters. Critically, the prequels were not as well received as the original trilogy, with Episodes I, II, and III receiving 57%, 67%, and 80%, respectively, on Rotten Tomatoes. This has made it a source of controversy amongst Star Wars fans, many liking it and many others not liking it. Nonetheless, the trilogy as a whole generated well over $1 billion at the box office.
Star Wars Prequels One Offs
One offs stand alone novels and graphic novels set in the Star Wars universe during the prequels period.
Star Wars: Kanan
Kanan Jarrus--in STAR WARS REBELS, he's a cocky, sarcastic renegade fighting against the Galactic Empire alongside the rag-tag crew of the Ghost...but years before, at the height of the Clone Wars, he was known as Caleb Dume, Jedi Padawan under the instruction of Jedi Master Depa Billaba. Neither master nor apprentice ever suspected that the Clone Troopers they commanded would turn on them upon the issuing of Order 66-the order to execute all Jedi. How did Caleb Dume survive? How did he learn to survive on his own? And how did he become the man we know as Kanan Jarrus?
The original trilogy (often abbreviated as OT) were the first films of the Star Wars saga to be produced. These were the movies released between 1977 and 1983.
These stories are set in the Star Wars universe and takes place in the time period from before Revenge of the Sith to immediately prior to the events of the classic A New Hope from 1977. It relates the story of the Republic's and later the Galactic Empire's project to develop its superweapon, the Death Star.
Star War Stories
Star Wars Stories are movies, books, and comics released by Disney that explores characters backstories and events that took place just before the classic movies trilogy.
Classic Movies Trilogy
The original Star Wars trilogy, also known simply as the Star Wars trilogy, was the first Star Wars trilogy to be filmed and released. In the overall arc of the Star Wars Saga, the original trilogy concludes the story of Darth Vader, also known as the fallen Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker. The main protagonist is Luke Skywalker, and the trilogy follows his journey from being a simple farmboy to becoming a Jedi Knight, helping to defeat the Galactic Empire, and redeeming Darth Vader—his father. Other characters include Luke sister's, Princess Leia Organa; the smuggler Han Solo; the traitor turned hero Lando Calrissian; and exiled Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda. The trilogy is held in high regard by both Star Wars fans and the public, and it is considered one of the best film stories of all time.
Star Wars (main comics series)
The greatest space adventure of all returns to Marvel! Luke Skywalker and the ragtag rebels opposing the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory so far, the destruction of the massive Death Star. But the Empire's not toppled yet! Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they fight for freedom against Darth Vader and his evil master, the Emperor!
Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Books that explores the events between the classic trilogy and the sequels
For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. George Lucas
Sequels Movies Trilogy
In November 2012, it was announced that The Walt Disney Company had purchased Lucasfilm Ltd. and would be producing the sequel trilogy.
Star Wars Sequels One Offs
One offs stand alone novels and graphic novels set in the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars: Poe Damerun
Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top secret and vital mission...Poe sets off investigating sites of historical importance to the Force. Revealing backstory leading directly into the holidays' greatest adventure, follow Poe and his X-Wing squadron on covert missions against the First Order.
Star Wars: Legends
Star Wars Legends, formerly known as the Expanded Universe (abbreviated EU), encompasses every one of the officially licensed, fictional background stories of the Star Wars universe, outside of the original six Star Wars films produced by George Lucas and certain other material such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, created before April 25, 2014 and no longer considered part of the Star Wars canon.
Dawn of the Jedi
Here begins the tale of the dawn of the Jedi, the Star Wars of 25,000 years ago-before lightsabers, before hyperspace travel, before the Jedi spread throughout the galaxy, when connections to the Force were new. On the planet Tython, a group of beings-scientists, philosophers, and warriors-strive to maintain peace and to balance the mystifying power known as the Force. But a stranger is coming, one who will disrupt the balance with his arrival and his own connection to the Force. Everything in their system is about to change... The doors to the galaxy have been opened!