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Darth Plagieus Novel Cancelled
« on: April 2, 2007, 06:01 PM »
A quote from Sue Rostoni, the executive editor of fiction and comics at Lucasfilm Licensing, on her recent Star Wars.com blog:

I'm sure you've noticed that the Plagueis novel is not listed. It's true. The novel has been cancelled. We decided that this was not the right time to delve into Palpatine's back story and Plagueis's beginnings. You'll still see Jim Luceno around, though, as he's an author we are not willing to lose.

This stinks. I was really loking forward to Palpatine's past. Oh well.

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Re: Darth Plagieus Novel Cancelled
« Reply #1 on: April 3, 2007, 07:20 AM »
That is too bad, the allusion in the movie definately created some interest in that backstory. It is probably more a matter of "if" than "when" they get around to selling telling it.

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Re: Darth Plagieus Novel Cancelled
« Reply #2 on: April 3, 2007, 09:45 AM »
this makes me kinda happy, i was rather bummed out to hear he was a munn.

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Re: Darth Plagieus Novel Cancelled
« Reply #3 on: April 3, 2007, 09:51 AM »
this makes me kinda happy, i was rather bummed out to hear he was a munn.

Last I checked he was still a Muun, there just isn't a book getting written about it.

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Re: Darth Plagieus Novel Cancelled
« Reply #4 on: April 3, 2007, 05:36 PM »
 i would not be surprised if thats why they cancelled it. aside from this picture:


i was never too hot about him being a muun, with all the aliens in the starwars mythos to choose from: a muun?
why not a gungan while were at it. quite frankly i hope theres a better reason than we don't think he should be a muun, like maybe they'll make a pc game /multimedia thing.

but personally i was really excited about the prospect of getting a new luceno book, if anyone remembers an insider article with him about dark lord, he voiced his hopes of doing a Plagueis/qui-gon book where both would separately be searching for the way to beat death and ultimately come up with different methods.  now, what if in a rough draft JL attempted to portray the shamans of the whill as yoda's species? I'm pretty sure Lucas would smack that outta the park. hence the cancelllation.
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Re: Darth Plagieus Novel Cancelled
« Reply #5 on: April 4, 2007, 12:03 PM »
He's still a Muun according to Lucasfilm's Leland Chee.
« Last Edit: April 4, 2007, 12:04 PM by Rune Haako »

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Re: Darth Plagieus Novel Cancelled
« Reply #6 on: April 4, 2007, 03:22 PM »
"The announcements for the novel stated that Plagueis was a Muun. Leland Chee has confirmed that, since Plagueis' species did not originate in the novel, it is still considered his canonical species by Lucas Licensing[3]. Dooku and Qui-Gon Jinn would also have appeared, with the latter contacting the Shaman of the Whills as a counterpart to Plagueis' immortality experiments. "

ok i think we need to start a campaign to get them to make this, this would have been really good. i had not even considered them showing some of Qui-Gon's training under Dooku.wish they'd change there minds about this.

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Re: Darth Plagieus Novel Cancelled
« Reply #7 on: April 4, 2007, 03:51 PM »
this makes me kinda happy, i was rather bummed out to hear he was a munn.


ok i think we need to start a campaign to get them to make this, this would have been really good.

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Re: Darth Plagieus Novel Cancelled
« Reply #8 on: April 4, 2007, 10:05 PM »
this makes me kinda happy, i was rather bummed out to hear he was a munn.


ok i think we need to start a campaign to get them to make this, this would have been really good.

 ::)

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Re: Darth Plagieus Novel Cancelled
« Reply #9 on: April 4, 2007, 10:30 PM »
I just thought it was kinda funny how at first you remarked how you were happy they weren't releasing this, then you want to start a "campaign" for them to release it.

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Re: Darth Plagieus Novel Cancelled
« Reply #10 on: April 4, 2007, 10:50 PM »
yeah, i didn't know those elements where definitely part of it. having learned that I'm all for it...hell i want a game/figures/ you name it of this concept...hope there just trying to generate a buzz...since this is two major let downs from LfL in a row.

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Re: Darth Plagieus Novel Cancelled
« Reply #11 on: April 9, 2007, 04:10 PM »
Hopefully this idea will be revisited.

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Re: Darth Plagieus Novel Cancelled
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2007, 03:01 PM »
I would have much rather read a book about Plagueis than another about Bane. I enjoyed the Bane book and will enjoy the second, but I'd rather get some history on a different Darth. Though I do agree the Muun thing doesn't feel right.
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Re: Darth Plagieus Novel Cancelled
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2007, 10:18 PM »
Oh, I was extremely disappointed when I read that this book had been canceled. It's not like there isn't a big enough following for it to sell well. Just the fact that Palpatine mentions his name in Episode III should be reason enough for people to be interested. I watched that scene over and over again when I first heard about this book thinking....how cool is that going to be?

Sadly, we'll never know. :-[

Unless someone is able to get it rolling again later on down the road. There's always a chance I suppose.
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Re: Darth Plagieus Novel Cancelled
« Reply #14 on: July 6, 2008, 11:26 PM »
is darth Plaguieus not a human sith?
He needs presence to be Palpatine“s mentor