For a while we’ve been seeing listings for a series of books in a line called “The Journey to The Force Awakens” and now we know how many books there will be in this series.
According to Entertainment Weekly, there will be twenty books spanning the time between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens:
Those hoping to find out what Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo have been up to for the past three decades will find it first on the page, with Disney Worldwide Publishing and Lucasfilm Press confirming that the titles will be filled with Easter eggs foreshadowing events in J.J. Abramsâ€™ Dec. 18 movie.
These will be a combination of comic books, kids books, young adult books, and novels. And all will be canon, officially explaining the years leading up to Episode VII.