Charles Soule is a name that has grown more and more familiar to Star Wars fans in recent years.
The author has written an impressive number of titles, including the comic series Lando, Obi-Wan & Anakin, Poe Dameron, Darth Vader (2017), The Rise of Kylo Ren, and currently writing the main Star Wars line, which spans the time in-between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. He wrote the comic miniseries War of the Bounty Hunters, is in the middle of the follow-up miniseries Crimson Reign, and will conclude that this year with the miniseries Hidden Empire. Additionally, he is part of the team bringing The High Republic to life, writing the novel that kicked it all off in Light of the Jedi, as well as the two-part comic miniseries that ended the phase in Eye of the Storm.
So it’s safe to say he’s done quite a bit of work with the Star Wars franchise. And he’s far from done. In fact, he’s recently taken another role with Lucasfilm as well, now working as a Creative Consultant, something he confirmed on Twitter.
It’s not immediately clear what his role as a Creative Consultant for the studio means beyond his current storytelling responsibilities, but it’s exciting because of Soule’s proven track record in telling these stories. And with much more content from The High Republic comic, in addition to other Star Wars stories, there will be plenty for Soule to contribute to. This role might mean that he’s expanding beyond just those projects he’s most immediately working on and having a bit of creative input into other related projects, though we know nothing for sure.
What we do know is that a great Star Wars storyteller looks to be getting more involved in crafting and creating Star Wars stories, which is always a really good thing.