In an interview with StarWars.com, author Jason Aaron reveals the new, lethal squad of stormtroopers coming in Marvel’s Star Wars #21, “The Last Flight of Harbinger”.
Artist Jorge Molina has partnered up with Aaron to flesh out the concept designs of the squadron. The seven stormtroopers are described as elite Imperials, and will “prove to be quite the foil to the Rebels”.
Aaron states that his inspiration for creating the deadly squad was the lack of deep connection to the Empire’s forces in the Star Wars universe.
“The main thing I wanted to do was give more of a face to some of the stormtroopers. We’ve seen lots of them in the series, but they’ve all been pretty interchangeable, faceless bad guys. We haven’t gotten to know them.”
So is this just going to be another FN-2187 scenario like we saw in The Force Awakens? According to Aaron, not exactly.
“That was one of my favorite parts of The Force Awakens, getting to see and getting to know a real character who was a stormtrooper and somebody who, of course, has a conscience and changed his ways and joined up with the good guys. This is the opposite of that. It’s us peering inside the heads of somebody who is very gung-ho for the Empire and then the question, of course, is ‘Why? Why would you sign up to fight for the Empire?’”
To catch more of the interview with Jason Aaron, head on over to StarWars.com. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for Star Wars #20 to catch up in time for the introduction of these guys in July.
All concept photos and interview information credited to StarWars.com.
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