Today in The Force Awakens: Making of book canceled?

tfa-bts-ridley-jjAlthough it was never officially announced, it appears that The Making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens book from Mark Cotta Vaz and J.W. Rinzler has been canceled. A listing for the book appeared before the movie – usually a reliable indicator – and it was pushed back to October before the film’s release. However, it now it no longer appears on the publisher’s site, and Florian at Jedi Bibliothek found a listing on BookManager that says it’s been canceled..

All-out cancellations are rare, but I don’t expect we’ll get any word on the reasoning anytime soon. (Again, it was never actually announced.) My only guess is that it may have something to do with the lawsuit over Harrison Ford’s on-set injury. Note the incident isn’t mentioned in the official behind-the-scenes documentary on The Force Awakens Blu-ray – and may be off-limits until the legal issues have been worked out. Everyone loves the original trilogy Making of books, but here’s hoping we won’t have to wait 30 years for this one.

→ Speaking of the accident… Something we overlooked during the big Rey parentage debacle was J.J. Abrams revealing exactly how Ford’s injury actually helped the film.

→ A great new behind the scenes video from Discover Ireland.

→ Casting director Nina Gold talks about finding Daisy Ridley and John Boyega (plus some Game of Thrones folks) in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

→ Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and actor Oscar Isaac are among of Time’s 100 most influential people.

Custom BB-8s created by Star Wars stars and luminaries, being auctioned for charity.

6 Replies to “Today in The Force Awakens: Making of book canceled?”

  1. Debatable if it would have lived up to the honesty of the original trilogy books, if the making-of on the DVD was anything to go by. But shame – really wanted to see evolution from GL’s original treatment to the final film.

    1. Well, no – you can say a lot more 30 years after the fact than you can a year after, when things are still fresh. But I don’t think we’ve seen the last of it, either.

  2. I kind of hope they wait until they can openly discuss the GL treatment, whether Rey’s parentage played into earlier drafts, the leg injury, what Luke was doing in early drafts etc. Put out a fluff making of now but save the large format Rinzler book for after IX.

      1. That’s what I’m excited for–a big summary of the whole sequel trilogy process, and what changed.

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