Wookieepedia makes a choice on canon.


From Wookieepedia

“Wookieepedia strives to be the Internet’s foremost comprehensive resource for Star Wars canon information. To this end, Wookieepedia adheres to the canon doctrines set forth by Lucasfilm Ltd. and its subsidiaries. On April 25, 2014, Lucasfilm announced that all Expanded Universe material is now…

‘Reorganized under the non-canon “Legends” banner”


“To make way for the “new canon” to take place. The new canon began on screen with the Star Wars Rebels animated television series and in print with the novel A New Dawn. Under the direction of the Lucasfilm Story Group, all elements of Star Wars canon now operate in a unified and collaborative storytelling setting.”

New canon.

The “new canon,” which was set forth on April 25, 2014 and which is overseen by the Lucasfilm Story Group, exists in a connected, “one universe” continuity. This means that, beginning with the Star Wars Rebels animated television series and the 2014 novel A New Dawn, 

a new dawn

All officially-licensed Star Wars storytelling from this point forward stands on equal canon footing. This differs significantly from the previous system of Star Wars canon, in which George Lucas’s personal projects—namely, the six films of the original trilogy and prequel trilogy, and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series—took absolute precedence over any Expanded Universe material.”

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33 thoughts on “Wookieepedia makes a choice on canon.

  • May 7, 2014 at 12:24 am

    quick question but what’s this got to do with episode 7 ??

    • May 7, 2014 at 12:29 am

      “Everything” – Yoda

    • May 7, 2014 at 12:35 am

      Which is another way of saying nothing lol. but no really why mention this when it has nothing to do with episode 7 .. ?

    • May 7, 2014 at 12:39 am

      It’s Star Wars news… I’d like to think this website is going to be used for more then Star Wars 7 related news despite the web name haha I mean we already talk about Star Wars Rebels and thats not episode 7 but it is Star Wars

    • May 7, 2014 at 12:40 am

      Since the books pertain to the future of Star Wars, primarily post-ROTJ, and a large number of SW fans are fans of the EU, and Episode VII’s very existence turned the EU on its ear…it certainly has pertinence.

    • May 7, 2014 at 12:44 am

      Agreed the EU will forever be in our hearts. The stories will still always be there for fans to enjoy they just have to step aside for the bigger picture which is the new films. There is still lots of great lore and information that was developed in those books and just because they now arn’t “canon” doesn’t mean we can’t read them.

    • May 7, 2014 at 1:00 am

      you dont have to click “read more” if your not interested in the article.

    • May 7, 2014 at 1:22 am

      Exactly dandindo, what the fuck is it with these complainers? I am happy to read any Star Wars related news; I’d rather see a couple new articles each day than see none at all. APPRECIATE WHAT THE MODS DO FOR US, DAMN IT!

    • May 7, 2014 at 2:46 am

      Agree. I appreciate all the Star Wars news! Thanks guys for all you do! 🙂

    • May 7, 2014 at 2:49 am

      No problem! its an honor to help contribute to this Amazing site

    • May 7, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      Um yes, but my point is, this isn’t star wars related news. This is news about a website..

  • May 7, 2014 at 12:57 am

    If you haven’t noticed the authors of this blog report on more than just part seven of the trilogy. They talk about rebels, comics, video games, et cetera.

  • May 7, 2014 at 12:59 am

    I bought a ton of EU books last year, and I still have about 10 to read. And now, none of them matter at all. FML

    • May 7, 2014 at 7:39 am

      You should have known that before you bought them. We all knew Disney was making new movies.

    • May 8, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      I did that same thing. Looks like I won’t be reading them after all. 🙁 *sigh*

    • May 9, 2014 at 12:44 am

      We all knew Disney was making new movies, but I thought they weren’t gonna throw away the canon, just work around it

  • May 7, 2014 at 1:56 am

    I can’t wait til fans see the true secret magic of the dark side in part 7. You will learn all about Darth Plaguies The Wise and creating life. You will know true evil when you see Darth Vader student on fire bent revenge and to fullfill his dream. You will see the true nature of the deep dark secrets of the sith that the Jedi doesn’t know. History always repeats itself through generations. This era ( part 7,8,9) is tha age when it is the darkest hour and the sith will pop out all over like pop corn popping. This new generation lead by the chosen one will make one last stand and end the sith once and for all. Now that they have the sith planet Morriband ( Korriban in EU ) in part 7, we get to see the sith King, or Prince or whomever is the leader.

    • May 7, 2014 at 2:01 am

      What if somehow in episode 9 the Jedi and the Sith somehow come together and somehow bring true balance to the force since the only way for balance to really come the force is if the Jedi and the Sith come together. If the Jedi defeat the Sith once and for all the balance in the galaxy would be an unequal weight on a scale for the light side where as them coming together would form harmony.

    • May 7, 2014 at 3:20 am

      The sith are too evil for that. They would never make peace with the Jedi. Maybe changes have been made for a chosen one we all thought was Anakin to save everyone in part 9. Episode 4 was called ” A New Hope ” so maybe Anakin was the wrong hope or false hope. Makes sense. Maybe Lucas played us all to surprise us with a fantastic finale with this last trilogy. After all, JJ Abrams and Co. said they were not following what the EU story was, but by treatments of what Lucas had. And Ardnt script probably made more sense for a part 8 and not part 7. So if Lucas played us or changed his mind again, who will be the chosen one in this last trilogy ? And is this chosen one a Skywalker or some nobody that comes out of nowhere ?.

    • May 7, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      “in part 7, we get to see the sith King, or Prince or whomever is the leader.”

      Yeah, I’m pretty sure that this Sith monarch was content to sit his throne, and rule a small, insignificant planet/system whilst Palpatine was ruling the ENTIRE galaxy in his stead.

      Enough with the kool-aid already lol!

    • May 7, 2014 at 3:22 am

      That “trailer” seems to have taken a lot of footage from the old republic animated sequences.

    • May 7, 2014 at 4:23 am

      And Star Trek haha. But those shots of Hamill blew my mind. What are they from?

    • May 7, 2014 at 9:10 am

      Wow, Star Wars fans are going tu rule the Galaxy! They are so talanted, I can’t believe that this kind of magic is possible… Wow… If someone know this, can you tell me where did they take this creature from the end of a video?

  • May 7, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    As for the various “canons”, more than one Star Wars universe came into being as soon as Lucas started altering the Original Trilogy. I have suggested, only half in jest, that the EU should be regarded as the future of the universe where Han shot first. The new canon is the future of the universe where Greedo shot first.

    • May 8, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      Cenindo, that’s exactly what I think. I can’t see why so many people are getting uptight about the movies displacing the EU. Equally, why do so many feel the need to attack and dismiss the EU? It’s all Star Wars, just from different perspectives. If you don’t like the EU, don’t read the books. If you don’t like the idea of the new movies, don’t watch them. Simple.

      The EU stories follow ROTJ, giving one version of reality. The new movies follow ROTJ, but in an alternate reality, which is now canon for the movies and animated series. Something happened (like Greedo shooting first) to make the realities diverge. Both exist, as do many other realities. I don’t see a problem with that. We get the best of all worlds, and lots more Star Wars.

    • May 8, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      With many other franchises, we have seen reboots and differing continuities, so it should hardly be a disaster if Star Wars also comes (come?) in different versions. Of course, for those who have made Star Wars their religion, it will seem very important to determine what the “true” history of Galaxy is. But hey — this is FICTION! It is just stories, folks! Fiction told in all sorts of media, to be enjoyed rather than analyzed to death.

      It is all good and well if there are two pretty well-defined continuities (Classical EU and New EU) instead of a total mess, but if one starts insisting that there can only be one “Star Wars truth” and _something_ has to be dismissed as damnable heresy, it is perhaps time to snap out of the trance and remember that this is fiction anyway.

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