Author Ethan Sacks has been discussing the forthcoming Galaxy’s Edge mini series from Marvel, which delves us deep into the mysterious new location that will in a very short amount of time become the most visited Star Wars location here on planet earth.
Marvel.com: Ethan, STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE is an amazing project; not just based on a single attraction, but on an entire land to explore! Basic question first: how did you come to the comic?
Ethan Sacks: Many Bothan spies died to give me the gig…
Marvel.com: Oh no!
Sacks: Seriously, though, I had worked with editor Thomas Groneman on the SILVER SURFER ANNUAL last year and we just had this amazing working relationship. He brought me to his boss, Mark Paniccia, who gave me the chance to write a Mace Windu story for an AGE OF REPUBLIC special. So, they were familiar with me and my lifelong love of Star Wars. And when this project came up, they thought of me. I will forever be grateful to them for the trust.
Marvel.com: Any big thoughts or considerations on your part when it was offered? How did you feel about it when you started in on the first script?
Sacks: I didn’t have much to go on, to be honest, when I first got offered the gig—since everything was shrouded in secrecy. But all I needed to hear was “Star Wars” and “the new Galaxy’s Edge themed land,” and I was on board. Because so much of the Galaxy’s Edge story and setting is top-secret, and rightfully so, I didn’t really know the scope of what I was going to be doing until I was knee-deep in the Sarlacc. Sitting down to finally type the first page of the first issue was exhilarating.