Yeah, you pretty much hit it on the nose actually.Sooooooo.... the STORIES from before weren't cannon, buuuuuuuut the characters are???? ...or can be? I'm so confused.
Nope. That idea was shot down during the Rebels panel earlier today (it was the first question asked by an audience member).First, Thrawn. Next up, Mara Jade!
I imagine Thrawn will be allowed a few wins, but when he does lose, it'll be in a way that lets him keep his dignity, like Dietrich in The Rat Patrol.You see it with Vader in the Cartoon. He always loses and the Rebels get away. Will we see the same Thing happen to Thrawn or is this the Point where we'll actually see the Rebels Crew start getting captured and killed??) by the Empire?
Outbound Flight is part of a two-parter you could say.I never read Zahn's Outbound Flight, but doesn't Thrawn Show up in that one as well? For some reason, I'm thinking part of Thrawn's backstory has been in some written form before. Thrawn is a character that can easily slip back into the new continuity (at least pre-Jedi), so I wonder how much of his past will Change.
If I'm wrong in thinking that we know some of Thrawn's past, please somebody correct me.
Hmmn, I don't quite have a direct answer, or opinion to give, because I'm not following any new Star Wars stories since the Disney purchase. I don't know anything from any Marvel comic, TFA, Rebels, or any of the novels that have come out, to know what changes have been made, to form opinions on whether or not Thrawn's EU history can stay intact.Thanks for the info. I haven't read either of those books, but I know that somewhere along the line I picked up bits about Thhrawn that were not from Zahn's first three Thrawn books. The Mara Jade books with the stormtroopers had some Thrawn in them as well, but I don't think there was much Background info on Thrawn there, but I was sure that somewhere along the line there was earlier stuff about Thrawn.
Having read those books, do you think that if Zahn incorporates what he's already told us about Thrawn that there are still enough Details to fill in the blanks or do you think those early parts could be boring?
I ask because I'm a Little nervous of how the Story Group wants Zahn to go Forward with the Thrawn book (although the book must already be finished at this Point). I'm wondering if Zahn can pretty much leave Thrawn as is or if he'll have to make any continuity compromises (which I doubt for anything pre-Jedi).
Yeah, I didn't think anything had already come about directly, but it's as you said, where they want to steer things may cause the conflict. They may have stories plotted where his past details must be altered, but these stories may not come out for years, so to fans right now, there may not seem to be any conflicts, but internally they know there are going to be.Thanks for the Input. I've read some of the new stuff and I really don't think it would be a Problem to Keep his backstory almost as is, but I guess it's up the the storygroup and where they want to steer things. It's possible that they want specific things from the pre-ANH era to be left alone in case they decide to revisit that area in a few years.
I can remember how between AOTC and ROTS they had a number of novels and Comics that were supposed to be telling the Story of what was going on in the years between the films. Then in 2008, they came out with TCW and that basically changed anything that had come before, so they might want to steer clear of certain places and Events that were mentioned in previous Thrawn stories.
$29? Ouch. They're probably anticipating the craze for this.Looks like it's now up for preorder on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/Thrawn-Star-Wars-Timothy-Zahn/dp/0345511271/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1470248999&sr=8-2
Yeah, they seem to be cramming a lot of books, comics etc into a small space of time.I have high hopes for this novel, and am confident Zahn will knock it out of the park.
My concern is the timeline placement of Thrawn in the canon. We're rapidly losing airspace pre-ANH for a character like Thrawn to move about and do his thing. I believe the novel fleshes out Thrawn's backstory prior to Rebels. But whatever he does after his entrance into the Rebels story doesn't have as much room to breathe as I'd hope for.