My Star Wars knowledge is limited to the 6 movies.

Are the Star Wars comic books that are being released (Star Wars, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and Kanan: The Last Padawan going to require any knowledge other than the movies? Particularly Kanan? Who is that?

Thanks for the info! I'm excited about being able to jump into Star Wars comics without feeling like I need to read a decade's worth of back stories.