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UPDATE: LucasBooks Senior Editor Jennifer Heddle has confirmed to us that The Essential Characters has indeed been cancelled.

Earlier this week, we brought you the news that the upcoming The Essential Characters is now listed as cancelled on the edelweiss online catalog. Link

Edelweiss is the official platform dozens of publishers and distributors use for their online catalogs, so it can be considered trustworthy. However, in this case, perhaps it’s just this version of the Essential Characters that has been cancelled. We’re likely to see this publication in some form, but probably after the sequel trilogy dust settles a bit. Of course, this is speculation at this point.

According to the dates listed in Wookieepedia, this latest development adds to a long list of scheduling adjustments for this publication. Originally announced back in 2010, The Essential Characters was slated for a summer 2012 release, but kept being pushed back, to dates such as July 2013, August 2013, April 2014, October 2014, and the previous date, March 2016.

LucasBooks and Del Rey have not responded to our request for confirmation of the cancellation.

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