Matt Kindt Takes A Look At Han, Luke, Leia, And Chewie In STAR WARS: REBEL HEIST
Matt Kindt is a very busy man, but he’ll be taking a trip to a galaxy far, far away next April for a new Star Wars mini-series from Dark Horse titled Star Wars: Rebel Heist. The new four-issue series will be set during the original trilogy and feature a pretty interesting approach to the marquee characters. Rebel Heist will be four stories that give readers a regular person’s perspective of the four greatest heroes of the rebel alliance: Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Chewbacca. Kindt teased his unique approach in a recent interview with CBR.
Kindt had originally declined writing a Star Wars story for Dark Horse due to his busy schedule mixed with a smidgen of intimidation about tackling such a beloved property. Inspiration eventually struck in the show and Kindt figured out a fresh approach to a story he thought would offer something new to the universe. Dark Horse was open to the idea and signed off on it as Kindt pitched it. The writer is a big fan of the movies, but isn’t steeped in the novels and comic book mythology. That affected his approach to the way he tells his story. The writer lays out the gist of his story:
Honestly, the idea came from my reverence for those characters. I guess I was inspired by the intimidation factor of those characters. I thought, “How great would it be to do a series where you get to see Han Solo from a regular dude’s point of view?” Which is basically my point of view! What if I got to tag along with Han Solo, and we had to do some mission for the rebellion? What would that be like? I thought something like that would be awesome.
So that was the springboard. It would be cool to have four core characters, and each issue would play with that idea — Princess Leia and a spy character who she teams up with, but it’s all from the point of view of the character Princess Leia teams up with. Viewing Princess Leia, viewing Han Solo, viewing Chewbacca, viewing Luke through the guise of a normal dude. Han Solo is like the coolest character ever, so it was fun to write that, where this guy’s sort of starstruck by him — just like I would be. Then they’ve got this mission to do, and doing a real mission where everything’s on the line, and your life is in danger — by the end of that issue, Han Solo’s not so cool anymore. This guy’s scared out of his mind. Han Solo’s kind of reckless. That was my way in, almost viewing those characters in a childlike way, like I did when I was a kid, and you look up to Han Solo as the coolest. It was easy to write after that.
The four stories will feature different characters going on missions with one of the main characters of the Rebel Alliance. There is a thread that ties all the missions together, though the writer explains that to say anything other than they come together in issue 4 would spoil everything. It’s an interesting premise to see how regular members of the alliance view the heroes. Kindt hits the nail on the head when it comes to Han, so it will be intriguing to see what he does with the other three characters. Kindt has been doing some spectacular work recently, so it will be nice to see what he can do with something like Star Wars. He’ll be joined by Marco Castiello for the four issues and you can check out some of the artist’s work below. You can read more from Kindt about Star Wars and his other projects at the source link. What do you think about Star Wars: Rebel Heist? Will you be checking this one out?
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