The Rise of Skywalker‘s comic book adaptation has allegedly been cancelled by Marvel Comics and Disney. I’m not sure how many people care, but well, there you have it.
The Comic Book Adaptation No One Asked For
Marvel was apparently all set to release the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker tie-in comic book adaptation in June 2020. Then the COVID-19 pandemic happened, and those plans were pushed back. Now it seems those release plans have been indefinitely shelved. According to Rich Johnston of Bleeding Cool, Marvel Comics has pulled The Rise of Skywalker from their release schedule. Thus far, Marvel Comics has neither given a reason for the cancellation, nor offered an alternate release date. Johnston also reports that he heard from “informed sources” that Marvel will, in fact, no longer be publishing the series. However, Johnston has not named any of these sources. Therefore, I would take this with a grain of salt, if I were you.
So why is this alleged cancellation important? Well, apparently the The Rise of Skywalker comic series had been intended to fill in the numerous plot holes that were in the movie proper. While it wouldn’t have made the movie any more enjoyable to watch, it might’ve at least made it slightly easier to understand. The comic’s apparent cancellation though, seems to suggest that something major is happening within Marvel and Disney regarding The Rise of Skywalker. It might even affect the entire sequel trilogy.
Could this possibly be the rumored reset certain Star Wars fans have been speculating (i.e. hoping) Disney would do? It seems extremely unlikely at this point, due to all the money Disney has sunk into the sequel trilogy. We’ll just have to wait for official news from Marvel and/or Disney though, before we all jump on the speculation bandwagon.
Marvel Comics, and by extension Disney, may have pulled Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker‘s comic book adaptation for release indefinitely. We might want to wait a bit longer for official confirmation though, given that our info came from unverified “informed sources”. The last thing we want is to pass off rumors as facts.
Source: Screen Rant