Originally Posted by presidentmax
Q2)Did Telltale make Tales of Monkey Island set after an imaginary Monkey Island 5 so that Lucasarts could continue off from Escape of Monkey Island? If so is Tales of Monkey Island kind of non-canon to Lucasarts, and they'll write like it never happen? Or is Tales of Monkey Island actually Monkey Island 5? I do hope either Telltale or Lucasarts sorts out the cliffhanger in Tales.
RAnthonyMahan already gave the right direction for this one. The whole talk about the Tales being set after an unwritten "Monkey Island 5" is something the guys at TTG now regret because seldom has a line been more misunderstood.
All that was then meant to be communicated is: The game starts in medias res
, after a never-to-be-told adventure of assembling the parts of the Cursed Cutlass of Kaflu. The idea that Lucas Arts would make an adventure that is this supposed "missing MI part" - which would also lack a finale, because that's the beginning of ToMI - is of course unthinkable.