One of the most exciting, visceral and engaging films of last year was Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Prequel which opened up the vast franchise in a number of ways we haven't seen before while remaining one of the most intimate and personal films in the Star Wars franchise. It was only a matter of time before Marvel adapted the film as part of their ever-popular line of Star Wars comics, and to do so the publisher has tapped Jody Houser and Emilio Laiso for a miniseries which will expand upon the events of the film.

Announced today via Entertainment Weekly, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will not only adapt the events of the massively popular film, but it will also bring in elements of the novelization by Alexander Freed and deleted scenes from the movie to provide a sort of Director's Cut take on the film. Speaking as to how the film will be split up across six issues, Houser stated

Lucasfilm and Gareth Edwards had a bunch of ideas for extra scenes and character moments that didn’t make it into the film. I’m having a lot of fun playing around with those. Adaptations across different forms of media have always been a great opportunity to explore other facets of the story, and we’re excited to have new material in the Rogue One comic.


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Houser also noted that the comic will allow her to spend slightly more time with fan-favorite characters like Baze Malbus, Chirrut Îmwe and K-2SO but is especially excited to dig into the motivations of the trio of Bodhi Rook, Jyn Erso, and Cassian Andor and the different things they each want out of the same mission.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be available from Marvel Comics both digitally and in print this April.