The details of the "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" film are still shrouded in mystery and will most likely continue to be kept under wraps until its theatrical release in December is close enough. But lucky for everyone, Marvel - which seems to be hell bent on telling origin stories the past years - has officially announced that it will release a prequel comic book in preparation for the film.
Fans will get to read a prequel story on the prequel to the original "Star Wars" trilogy, because why not?
The announcement was made during a Diamond Comics event held prior to the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), held from March 18 to 20 in the South Building at McCormick's Place.
The prequel comic books to the "Star Wars" prequel film will be composed of a three-issue miniseries plus a one-shot standalone comic which are all scheduled for release in October. It was not announced who will be writing and illustrating for the anticipated pre-prequel comic books and no concept art was revealed either.
Likewise, there were no clues if any of the classic "Star Wars" characters, especially Darth Vader who supposedly plays a huge role in the "Rogue One" film, would make a cameo appearance.
However, we do know that the books will introduce the cast of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," to give fans a glimpse of what the characters were up to and most likely how they ended up joining the Rebels before they set out on their mission to steal the Deathstar plans.
Marvel confirms that the comic books' purpose is to provide a lead-in to the film, so unless the team that will eventually be in charge of the story and art decides to leave clues or Easter eggs, fans can be sure that there will be no spoilers.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is set for release in cinemas on Dec. 16.