"Turns out, they're letting me write the next two books in the Aftermath trilogy—so, you've got me for at least a couple more years!"
―Chuck Wendig[src]

Chuck Wendig is a novelist who wrote the three novels of the Aftermath Trilogy (2015's Aftermath, 2016's Aftermath: Life Debt and 2017's Aftermath: Empire's End),[2] a canon series of books set after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi [1] as well as a short story focusing on the character of Wuher from A New Hope. He also wrote the comic adaptations of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.[3] and has written at least one comic focusing around the character of Vader.


Chuck Wendig previously wrote the non-Star Wars novels Blackbird and The Blue Blazes, amongst many others.[4] He was hired to write Aftermath after posting a tweet saying he wanted to write for Star Wars. In the tweet, on September 4, 2014, Wendig wrote: "Dear Internet: I wanna write a licensed STAR WARS novel. Please make this happen. *squeezes Internet hard enough to make wishes fall out*"[5] The request was successful, and Aftermath was released exactly one year after the tweet, on September 4, 2015.[4]

He was originally scheduled to write the comic book series Star Wars: Shadow of Vader along an as-yet-unnanounced book,[6] but was fired from Marvel Comics after a series of political tweets attacking the Republican Party in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh's contentious Supreme Court nomination. According to Wendig, this meant that at least issues 4 and 5 of the Vader series would not be written by him.[7][8][9] Wendig later noted, however, given that Shadow of Vader didn't appeared in Marvel's solicitations for January 2019, that it could be possible that Marvel wants to hire a new writer to rewrite the first three issues or that the series has been cancelled.[10]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 SWCustom-2011 What Happened After Endor? Find Out in Star Wars: Aftermath on
  2. 2.0 2.1 SWCustom-2011 Journey to The Force Awakens Panel at New York Comic Con – Recap on
  3. 3.0 3.1 White, Brett (2016-02-19). EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Announces "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Adaptation. Comic Book Resources. Retrieved on February 20, 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 SWCustom-2011 Chaos Throttles the Capital in Star Wars: Aftermath—Special Excerpt! on
  5. TwitterLogo @ChuckWendig (Chuck Wendig) on Twitter "Dear Internet: I wanna write a licensed STAR WARS novel. Please make this happen. *squeezes Internet hard enough to make wishes fall out*" (screenshot)
  6. TwitterLogo @ChuckWendig (Chuck Wendig) on Twitter "So, here’s a thing that has happened – I just got fired from Marvel. Taken off issues 4 and 5 of SHADOW OF VADER, and taken off an as-yet-unannounced SW book. This might be a long thread, so apologies in advance."
  7. McMillan, Graeme (October 12, 2018). 'Star Wars' Comic Writer Says Marvel Fired Him For Social Media Behavior. The Hollywood Reporter.
  8. Whitbrook, James. Star Wars Writer Chuck Wendig Claims Marvel Fired Him for 'Vulgarity' and 'Too Much Politics' On His Social Media. Gizmodo. Retrieved on October 13, 2018.
  9. Riesman, Abraham. Why Did Marvel Fire Comics Writer Chuck Wendig?. New York. Retrieved on October 13, 2018.
  10. TwitterLogo @ChuckWendig (Chuck Wendig) on Twitter "Also possible they are looking for a brand new writer on the first three issues OR they just said fuck it, and canceled it quietly. Obviously, ha ha, they're not gonna keep me on the loop on that one."