Marvel's Rogue One Prequel Comic May Not Be Happening After All

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A few months ago at C2E2, Marvel announced a prequel comic tie-in for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story... a prequel-prequel, if you will. But now, reports are circulating that the comic might not be happening after all.

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Comicbook.com claims that preorders of the series and its accompanying one-shot comic are being cancelled, with Amazon allegedly sending out notices that preorders are no longer able to be fulfilled, indicating that the book has either been postponed or cancelled.

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There have been scant few details on the series—no art, creative team, or even a tentative release date were revealed at C2E2, just the comic’s existence—other than the fact it would be set before Rogue One. Considering it would still be at least another four months away from its release, the lack of information was not too surprising. But given how early on the project seemed to be when it was announced, it’s hard to say anything either way—especially with nebulous reports like this.

We’ve reached out to Marvel to clarify the situation with the Rogue One comic, but have yet to hear back at the time of publishing. We will update this article if we hear from them.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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alliterator85
alliterator

It might be because the creative team fell through and they have to find a different creative team — that’s what I assume happened with the announced Blade the Hunter comic that was supposed to be a part of the All-New, All-Different Marvel (Tim Seeley was to be the writer).

However, Star Wars still dominates the sales charts. I mean, the Star Wars: C-3PO Special was #4 on the sales charts at 120,841 orders, while Star Wars: Poe Dameron was #2 with 175,322 orders. If even Threepio can get into the top ten, they must be doing something right.

Personally, I’m looking forward to Marjorie Liu’s Han Solo series. She will be the first female writer to write for Marvel’s Star Wars books and her Monstress is amazing.