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