The Novelization Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Releases Months After The Film’s Premiere

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - September 13, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s tie-in novelization won’t be published till three months after the film’s release in December this year.

Del Ray, a publishing company that rolls out quite a number of Star Wars books, has just recently taken to Twitter to announce the release date of The Last Jedi novelization. Unlike The Force Awakens, Del Rey reveals that The Last Jedi novel would hit shelves on March 6, 2018, giving fans ample time to watch the film before grabbing a copy of the book.

While Del Rey doesn’t indicate its reasons for having the release date three months after the premiere of The Last Jedi, it seems like the publisher might want to avoid fans from spoiling themselves over hidden details in the novel.

Back in 2015 when Lucasfilm was still trying to reawaken the Star Wars franchise with a new set of heroes and villains and a brand new sequel trilogy, the studio decided to release a novelization of The Force Awakens the same date of the film’s release. Though there were only a few differences between the novel and the movie, those who decided to read the book ahead of the film had their Star Wars movie experience tainted.



Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas December 15, 2017.

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