The reason for the cancellation of the books was not well explained …
Publishers DK Books and Del Rey today announced that The Mandalorian’s Definitive Visual Guide, as well as a Mandalorian novel, have been canceled. Previously, Lucasfilm had declared its intention to expand the universe of the series far beyond Disney +, through projects that would not only feature scenes not seen in the streaming version, but also others that would bring the protagonist in new adventures. Now, however, that no longer appears to be the case, although the reason for the cancellation has not been clear.
In its statement shared by Twitter (via ComicBook), DK Books said, “Due to the ever-expanding world of The Mandalorian, we will no longer be releasing the Definitive Visual Guide at this time, as the story continues to unfold over them. screens. ” Del Rey’s tweet with its release contained the exact same message, except that it referred to the canceled Mandalorian book, rather than the Guide that would be published by DK Books.
The explanation doesn’t say much about the real reason the two projects were canceled, especially since they were announced in the middle of last year, being relatively recent. The most plausible reason would be that the books might contain material that was originally discarded but will be used in the new season of The Mandalorian, or in one of the other live-action series in the Star Wars universe that will be published on Disney +. Still, it’s hard to say that that would actually have been the motivation, especially when it comes to The Visual Guide, since it would be talking about behind the scenes of serial production.
Another possibility raised would be that the cancellation was tied to Lucasfilm’s decision that actress Gina Carano will no longer be part of the franchise. While this decision does not mean that the character Cara Dune will be removed from the series’ previous events, The Mandalorian’s novel could be tied to what happens to her in the future, which would justify the cancellation of the project. However, the same would not apply to The Visual Guide, making it difficult to argue that this would be the reason why franchise expansion for books was ruled out.
Gizmodo’s website claims Disney’s decision was unrelated to Gina Carano and the cancellation was due to scheduling issues.
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