The Essential Characters Guide “Paused”October 17, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
Tags: daniel wallace, star wars reads day, the essential characters, Troy Denning
Going through YouTube, I was searching for Star Wars Reads Day coverage and came across a nice video of the Star Wars Reads Day event in Roseville, MN. The event included Star Wars authors Troy Denning and Daniel Wallace. RFBikerScout was nice enough to capture the video and post it for fans to enjoy. Of course the authors talked about their history in Star Wars, their books and lots of other fun topics, but right at the end of the video, Dan said something that caught me off guard. He said that the new Essential Guide to characters book has been paused.
“I was in the middle of–cause it was announced–writing the new Essential Guide to Characters…has kind of…you know, paused, I guess right now because of the movies.” -Daniel Wallace, at 28:16
Now The Essential Characters was slated for an April 15, 2014 release prior to the Disney purchase of Star Wars and the announcement of the sequel movies. Last month that release date was changed in the edelweiss catalog to March 1, 2016, a massive pushback. Without hearing anything from the publishers, it was hard to know whether that date could be trusted. However, hearing Dan say that the book has been paused certainly clears up the matter. While it makes perfect sense to delay the project in order to add all the new characters from Episode VII and possibly even Star Wars Rebels, it’s still sad to see another book being put on hold. Hopefully we’ll get some more positive news soon, especially with hints that there are more Star Wars books yet to be announced for 2014.
Until then, you can check out the video below by RFBikerScout and his coverage of the Troy Denning and Daniel Wallace Star Wars Reads Day event.