I have mixed feelings about this. I'd rather we just keep with the original movie and let it be. I love we'll get Dark Crystal art by Jae Lee, though. Too bad he's not doing the interior art.
via: Hollywood Reporter:
BOOM! Studios announced a sequel to Jim Henson and Frank Oz's fantasy movie The Dark Crystal, based on plans for the movie follow-up that never happened.The 12-issue series, titled The Power of the Dark Crystal will be adapted by British writer Si Spurrier from an unproduced screenplay by David Odell, Annette Odell and Craig Pearce, with art by Kelly and Nichole Matthews. The cover for the first issue comes from the Eisner Award-winning Jae Lee, with colors by June Chung.The series is set decades after events of 1982's The Dark Crystal, with Jen and Kira distracted by the pressures of ruling Thra and no longer in touch with the needs of the people — which provokes a Fireling called Thurma to set out to steal a shard of the Dark Crystal with which she intends to restore power to her realm. Unfortunately, that mission might also restore the Skeksis, as well…The origins of Power lie in 2005, when the Jim Henson Company originally announced plans to develop a sequel to the original movie, with Genndy Tartakovsky and Brian Froud attached to the project at various times during the process, which included partnering with Australian production company Omnilab Media. As recently as 2014, the project was still being discussed as being in active, if slow, development.The Power of the Dark Crystal No. 1 will be released digitally and in comic stores Feb. 15, 2017, launching a celebration for the movie's 35th anniversary.
Director Shane Abness was one of a few in-line to direct the sequel, but walked away from the project after executives fought him on following the handwritten notes Henson left behind for the project, because, quote, “Nobody gave a shit about what Jim Henson wanted.”
So we'll see how this comic sequel goes....