A couple of previously announced books linked to The mandalorian have been officially canceled. As announced by publishers DK Books and Del Rey, both an original novel set in the world of live action. Star Wars series, as well as the The mandalorian Ultimate Visual Guide, will no longer be published. The reasoning, at the time of writing, has been left somewhat vague.
Both editors made the announcement on social media. DK Books initially shared the news about the Ultimate Visual Guide on Twitter, and Del Rey followed suit almost immediately regarding the original untitled novel. Both books had been previously announced by Lucasfilm as part of a large publishing initiative linked to the Disney + series. DK Books said the following.
“Due to the ever-expanding world of The Mandalorian, we will no longer publish The Mandalorian Ultimate Visual Guide at this time as the story continues to unfold on screen.”
Lucasfilm Story Group Director Pablo Hidalgo was in charge of writing the Definitive Visual Guide. As for The mandalorian original novel, Adam Christopher had been chosen for that project. Del Rey, on Twitter, made a similar statement, while explaining that they are already working with Christopher on another book. That means that the cancellation of the book had nothing to do with the author. Del Rey’s statement reads as follows.
“Due to the ever-expanding world of The Mandalorian, we will no longer publish The Mandalorian Original Novel at this time, as the story continues to unfold on screen. We love working with author Adam Christopher and are already working with him on a different book. We are happy to share details with you in the future. “
There is plenty of room for speculation here given some recent developments in the Star Wars galaxy. Namely, the firing of Gina Carano as Cara Dune. The actress was set to reprise her role in several future projects within the franchise, such as the spin-off. New Republic Rangers. But Carano was fired for controversial statements made on social media. Officially, the cancellation of these books has nothing to do with Carano’s dismissal. And since little had been revealed about either title, there is no evidence to suggest that is the case. Be that as it may, it’s easy to see where viewers can start to connect the dots.
However, both statements mention the “ever-expanding world of The Mandalorian.” Disney and Lucasfilm have several shows, including Boba Fett’s book, New Republic Rangers Y Ahsoka, as well as The mandalorian season 3, on the way. All of these shows take place on the same timeline and it means that this corner of the Star Wars The galaxy will only get bigger. It seems these projects somehow conflicted with Lucasfilm’s broader plans.
Other books related to the program are on the way. Lucasfilm previously stated that both Marvel and IDW are ready to release comics that take place in that universe, among other titles yet to be revealed. You can refer to the statements of DK Books and Star Wars Twitter Books accounts.
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