“Star Wars: Crimson Reign” Crossover Event Announced by Marvel Comics, Will Focus on Qi’Ra from “Solo”

Star Wars fans who were excited to see the character of Qi’ra from Solo: A Star Wars Story pop up again in Marvel Comics’ Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters crossover event now have a lot more to look forward to as the story continues this fall.

Via an exclusive story at IGN.com, Marvel has revealed its next miniseries event set in A Galaxy Far, Far Away– Star Wars: Crimson Reign, which will follow up on the story of War of the Bounty Hunters by further exploring what Qi’ra is up to in the period set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

What’s happening:

  • Marvel Comics has announced a new miniseries entitled Star Wars: Crimson Reign, which will “reshape the history of the Star Wars Galaxy during the Age of Rebellion.”
  • The series will begin in November and will be written by Charles Soule (Star Wars: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith, Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren, Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters). Artist Steve Cummings will contribute the illustrations for the comic, while the cover art will be created by Leinil Francis Yu, with variant covers by Ario Anindito.
  • According to Soule, Crimson Reign will be the second part of a “trilogy” centered around Qi’ra, who was played by Emilia Clarke in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

What they’re saying:

  • Charles Soule: “I planned to tell the story we're seeing in War of the Bounty Hunters from the very first pitches I wrote when I knew I'd be taking over the Star Wars title for Marvel. But it was really when I knew I had a secret weapon to deploy storywise that the seeds of Crimson Reign began to take root in my mind: Qi'ra, former paramour of Han Solo and current leader of the infamous Crimson Dawn crime syndicate, as portrayed by Emilia Clarke in Solo: A Star Wars Story. While Qi'ra plays a huge part in War of the Bounty Hunters, that event is really a Boba Fett story. I have a bigger story I'm going to tell with Qi'ra and Crimson Dawn, and it's all connected to the reasons she kicked things off in War of the Bounty Hunters in the first place. You'll learn more about that in the closing pages of War of the Bounty Hunters #5, out in October, and I think fans have no idea how exciting and new this story will feel. From the moment I took the gig writing Star Wars, I wanted to do new things in the Star Wars timeline between Episodes V and VI, using new characters from all eras of the galaxy far, far away. Crimson Reign, which continues what I plan as a trilogy that began with War of the Bounty Hunters, is a great example of how I like to write Star Wars stories. Everything and everyone is fair game, and I think people are really going to enjoy it. Await the Reign.”

Star Wars: Crimson Reign will debut this November from Marvel Comics.