Stick Around? Marvel’s Predator Plans Delayed
One wonders if Plans for the Predator made it to the chopper too soon…
Do you guys remember The Mandalorian publishing program? Well, it’s been pushed back – way back.
Due to the ever-expanding world of The Mandalorian, we will no longer be publishing The Mandalorian Ultimate Visual Guide at this time, as the story continues to unfold on screen.
— DK Books US (@dkpublishing) March 9, 2021
The unwritten story here is that — behind the scenes — the on-screen story changed enough that the brakes needed to be applied, and quick.
One wonders if that is what is going on with Marvel’s Predator line.
Predator Products Shut Down
Today, GamesRadar.com posted:
Marvel has been making a lot of noise over their acquisition of the comic book rights to the sci-fi franchise Predator for the past year, but it appears something is amiss.
The publisher has canceled orders for all its planned Predator products – the Predator ongoing series (announced just 15 days ago), the Predator Omnibus collection, and 20 planned ‘Marvel vs. Predator‘ variant covers which would’ve run across the Marvel comic book line this summer… Marvel gave no reason for this unexpected delay to its Predator line of products; however, Newsarama learned that some of the people involved weren’t told until April 1.
Marvel has told retailers they plan to reschedule all of these Predator products for release in November sometime – but isn’t actually rescheduling them just yet.
However, here’s where I think the rub lay:
That’s right an on-screen Predator project.
Pure speculation ahead: Why did Marvel shut down Predator so quick?
So, my hunch is that the delay has something to do with the possible on-screen project. No, I do not have any proof of that. However, who’s to say that someone actually read the book and said, “Dillon!”
I mean, they said, “Stop the presses…”
Who knows exactly why, but is it completely unbelievable that someone at Disney said, these would be pretty awesome screenplays for a Disney+ show or movie?
Again, they already hit “stop the presses” on The Mandalorian publishing project because of things coming down the pike on screen.
Who’s to say this didn’t happen again?
What do you think? Tell us in the comments.