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Various pieces of proposed fiction exist in regards to the StarCraft universe. However, there is no guarantee that Blizzard Entertainment will have them printed. In addition, a number of works have been canceled.

GamesEdit

  • A StarCraft MMO has been discussed by various sources, but remains hypothetical.
  • Rob Pardo has commented that a StarCraft collectible card game could be created if Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is successful. A StarCraft version would be designed differently due to the differences between the franchises.[1]

NovelsEdit

For the forseeable future, novels will remain the de facto method of Blizzard creating expanded universe material (as of 2011)[2]

ProposedEdit

CanceledEdit

  • Writer and journalist Matthew W. Quinn had a plan for an interquel novel to take place between Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm. He wrote a query and a long and a short synopsis, and e-mailed William C. Dietz to see if he could get his 'foot in the door.' However, Deitz pointed out that it is Blizzard's M.O. to contact authors rather than it being the other way round, not to mention that unsolicited manuscripts aren't accepted. Trailers release for Heart of the Swarm shot the idea down also.[6]
    • Of the novel in question, one of Quinn's scenarios was that Raynor and Kerrigan broke into the Ghost Academy and rescued John Raynor.[6]

Comics and MangaEdit

ProposedEdit

  • Blizzard intends to create motion comics at some point in the future.[2]

CanceledEdit

  • Jeremy Ross of Tokyopop commented that they would like to make a graphic novel from the point of view of the zerg, which would be challenging.[9] However, this will not come to fruition.[10]
  • As of May 2009, DeCandido has two possible stories for the StarCraft: Frontline series.[11] It is unknown whether they will be included in the series.[12] However, as Tokyopop StarCraft works have ceased,[13] these are unlikely to be published.

MoviesEdit

  • A movie have been proposed numerous times, but remains hypothetical.

SourcebooksEdit

OtherEdit

  • If given a timeframe to choose from, writer Christie Golden would like to flesh out more protoss history.[19] She has also expressed interest in writing a short story from a zerg's point of view.[20]
  • A StarCraft TV series is under consideration by Activision-Blizzard Studios.[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2013-03-24, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Could Lead to StarCraft Card Game. IGN, accessed on 2013-03-24
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 SoMuchMass. 2011-10-24. BlizzCon 2011 - Blizzard Publishing: So What's The Story? Panel (Full). Youtube. Accessed 2011-10-27.
  3. 2007-08-11. The Story Behind the Legacy. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2007-08-11.
  4. Chris Metzen & Micky Neilson Pocket Star Books Lore Q&A Video Interview. Blizzplanet. Accessed 2009-02-09.
  5. McNeill, Graham. 2007-07-05. Monkey Gland Sauce. Graham Mcneill's Weblog. Accessed 2008-07-26.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Matthew Quinn. June 8, 2011. Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm" Trailer Is Up. The World According to Quinn. Accessed 2011-07-13.
  7. 2011-06-22, Q&A With Blizzard's Manga Team. Cryptazoic, accessed on 2011-07-13
  8. 2013-07-20, SDCC 2013 - Blizzard Entertainment Micky Neilson Interview. YouTube, accessed on 2013-07-30
  9. 2008-04-19. Medievaldragon. New York Comic Con 2008. Blizzplanet. Accessed 2008-04020.
  10. 2009-09-08, Blizzplanet Live Chat with Tokyopop: Starcraft: Frontline Vol. 4. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2009-10-06
  11. DeCandido, Keith R. A. irons in the fire update (May 03). KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life. Accessed 2009-05-04.
  12. DeCandido, Keith R. A. 2009-02-01. irons in the fire update. KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life. Accessed 2009-02-01.
  13. iTZKooPA. 2011-03-03. Blizzard & Tokyopop End Six-Year Relationship. Lorehound. Accessed 2011-03-03.
  14. 2009-10-19. StarCraft #8. Wildstorm. Accessed 2009-10-19.
  15. 2009-11-16. StarCraft #9. Wildstorm. Accessed 2009-11-16.
  16. 2010-09-15, Activision 'Likely' To Sell Game Cutscene Movies. IGN, accessed on 2010-09-17
  17. 2009-05-22, The Cinematic Art of StarCraft II: Terrans Leaked?. Blizzplanet. Accessed on 2009-05-23
  18. 2012-12-05, Community Lore Discussion BlizzCon 2015. StarCraft Legacy, accessed on 2015-12-28
  19. 2007-04-02, Firstborn Inteview. Blizzplanet. Accessed on 2008-17-05
  20. Review: StarCraft II - Flashpoint and Christie Golden Interview. StarCraft Legacy, accessed on 2013-03-14
  21. 2016-10-29, 'More TV, film and gaming' crossover following Skylanders: Academy success. BBC, access on 2016-11-05.

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