The Lucasfilm Story Group’s Leland Chee Confirms That More Star Wars Legends Characters Are Returning Soon

Lucasfilm has slowly been integrating content that exclusively applied to the Star Wars Legends continuity to the Canon continuity established by Rebels and The Force Awakens, among other works – with Thrawn’s arrival on the former show being the biggest example. Legends fans have good news going forward: Leland Chee has claimed that more characters will be returning, and soon.

 

Taking to Twitter, the Keeper of the Holocron himself casually hinted that Legends fans will be pleasantly surprised in the next few months, as some familiar faces will be making appearances soon:

 

 

 

Technically, Tag and Bink, who were suggested to appear in Solo by director Ron Howard, were never canonical to the continuity established by Legends to begin with – their story was a comedic miniseries done in the style of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. But given that they’re in Solo, it might also suggest that we’ll see some other previously-established characters appear in Han’s standalone movie. And then there’s Rebels, which will be wrapping up in February and March. Beyond that, the future’s not clear for where these characters will apparently show up, but still – the more, the merrier.

 

 

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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

Grant Davis (Pomojema)

Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

245 thoughts on “The Lucasfilm Story Group’s Leland Chee Confirms That More Star Wars Legends Characters Are Returning Soon

    • January 29, 2018 at 7:03 am
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      My favorite Star Wars book. Please let’s not ruin it by bringing it into this crapfest

    • January 29, 2018 at 7:03 am
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      My favorite Star Wars book. Please let’s not ruin it by bringing it into this crapfest

      • January 29, 2018 at 8:59 am
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        Title…?

        • January 29, 2018 at 11:55 am
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          Timothy Zahn – Choices of One, if I am not mistaken

          • January 29, 2018 at 11:12 pm
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            Thanks

      • January 29, 2018 at 4:42 pm
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        The book wouldn’t be ruined

  • January 29, 2018 at 5:58 am
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    If Dash Rendar comes back my mind would be blown.

  • January 29, 2018 at 6:54 am
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    I want the Ysalamiri to come back.

    • January 29, 2018 at 9:28 am
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      It is certain that the Ysalamiri will never come to the new canon, at least not as creatures who block the Force. Dave Filoni already said that they intentionally didn’t include them in Rebels, because this is not how the Force works in the new canon. 🙂

      • January 29, 2018 at 6:03 pm
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        Ikr, I just love that name. :p

    • January 29, 2018 at 7:52 pm
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      Much like Kryptonite they existed purely as a means to prevent the overpowered hero from winning. I always considered them a poor plot device.

      • January 29, 2018 at 9:38 pm
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        Well, now we need ’em back , in case we get a Mary Sue or Gary Stu, right?

        • January 30, 2018 at 7:12 pm
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          It’ll never happen 🙂

  • January 29, 2018 at 8:18 am
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    I was ok with the EU being dead. However as we venture further into the unknown… the more I wish we’d taken the EU route.

    • January 29, 2018 at 9:20 am
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      Somewhat starting to feel the same. I absolutely LOVE Rogue One and still like the Sequel Trilogy (though don’t love it the way I wish I did), but the general direction of the new canon is starting to bug me. I was really on board for the “reboot,” and the whole “it’s all canon now, no more different levels” thing… but overall, save for a few comics, novels, etc. here and there, it’s just been getting more and more disappointing. While it would’ve been very confusing, and made it much more difficult to make a new trilogy that was accessible to the general audience, I can’t help but wish they had at least kept or made new adaptations of the best stuff from the EU. :-/

    • January 29, 2018 at 11:13 am
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      Simple advice, ignore new EU, explore legends

    • January 29, 2018 at 4:42 pm
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      Ugh, God no.

      • January 30, 2018 at 10:29 am
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        Not all of it was good. That’s absolutely true. The entire concept of the Vong was IMO sci-fi’s version of jumping the shark.

        That said… looking at the new stuff. The FO… I can’t even respect them. Heck I may not even have to worry about it soon since their leadership took a major hit in the second movie.

        I’m not saying the Empire was perfect but how they were handled pre and post was just much better than the FO has been. Especially in the movies. They seem childishly angry and incompetent. The Empire had hubris but they at least backed it up from time to time.

        Maybe JJ can have someone interesting fill the vacuum when Ren is gone and Hux is ousted/dead.

        • January 30, 2018 at 3:03 pm
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          I am glad they are different than the Empire. They are supposed to be. The last gasp of a desperate and juvenile attempt to reclaim the glory of the past.

          Like those tiki torch carrying morons from Charlottesville.

          Perfectly relevant.

          • January 30, 2018 at 8:02 pm
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            Hah… that’s certainly what they feel like! If that was the goal they nailed it.

    • January 29, 2018 at 9:14 am
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      The YT-2400 and the Black Sun are canon, yes, but those things being canon do not make Dash Rendar canon. Neither does the Outrider being in a NON-canon video game, Disney Infinities. As has been said by the story group many times, the introduction of an element, like a ship or the name of a crime syndicate, from Legends into the new canon does NOT make the story or any other elements from that story into canon. So, no, for the moment at least, Dash isn’t canon. I also doubt they will re-introduce him because, like you said, he’s basically a “bigger, better” Han Solo, and there is no way Disney wants to diminish the character of Han Solo by introducing a guy who is basically just a copy of him “but cooler.”

      • January 29, 2018 at 9:51 am
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        If Dash isn’t canon, Kyle Katarn probably is! 😀
        Chill, it’s a message of “hope” (and also comedy)^^

      • January 29, 2018 at 11:20 am
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        I actually dont care anymore whats canon – canon for me is what i like and that i support.
        For #Di$ney only money counts -> so by support i mean buy related stuff. For example i dont give a fk whether Moldy Crow is canon or not or the StarWing or Tie Phantom (all released in X-Wing miniature game from FantasyFlight Games) -> i like it, i BUY it
        In contrary i dont buy E8 legos, E7,8 related X-wing game models, E8 books Visual dictionary and crossections, all post E6 novel books, all E8 toys etc.
        Like Watto would say: No cool Legends (canon for myself) stuff ? No buy, no money.

        • January 29, 2018 at 4:42 pm
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          I like how you think Disney is only out for money, but George Lucas let people write books and make games that were non-canon solely to make him money and that’s ok, hahah.

          • January 31, 2018 at 4:52 pm
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            Lucasfilm has stated multiple times in the past the Star Wars Expanded Universe was canon before the rebranding in 2014. George Lucas approved of the Expanded Universe and gave the authors strict rules to abide by when making a new novel or comic.

            The only things that weren’t considered Canon was Star Wars Infinities, Star Wars Tales, and the Jedi Prince series of books.

    • January 29, 2018 at 12:57 pm
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      I’d buy a Lego Outrider in a heartbeat.

    • January 30, 2018 at 4:48 pm
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      Dash Rendar should be shot out of a canon…into the sun. FTFY.

  • January 29, 2018 at 9:12 am
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    Hopefully, one of these “anything is possible” scenarios include Mara Jade.

    • January 29, 2018 at 4:41 pm
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      Without the Luke thing, she is useless and a shell of her character.

  • January 29, 2018 at 9:48 am
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    Can we restore Kyle Katarn as the real stealer of the Death Star plans instead of bland and forgettable Jyn Erso?

    • January 29, 2018 at 11:10 am
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      U mean infiltrating the small not so well guarded outpost in Dark Forces ?
      I dont have a problem with Jyn. Dark Forces story still can be canon for me – he just didnt steal the complete plans, just some high level infos -> that could be the reason Rebels started to care about the project.
      Also dont forget that the plans were stolen in the X-wing game when transmitting through the satellites – so Kyle was not first.

      Also Kyle is still canon for me. If they release him in Lego and 3.75″ action figure – ill buy it

      If they put him anywhere and it will mess up with what he did in the legends material -> i will ignore that medium.

      • January 29, 2018 at 12:56 pm
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        There are already some Kyle Katarn figs out there, you know.

        • January 29, 2018 at 1:04 pm
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          Yes, but aftermarket price would be higher that if they release an updated version. Could be a Kyle + Jan dualpack.

          • January 29, 2018 at 3:43 pm
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            You can get a Katarn figure off Ebay for under $10.00.

          • January 29, 2018 at 3:51 pm
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            Im from Europe, shipping US -> EU would be higher as the product itself, but ill check.

          • January 29, 2018 at 5:07 pm
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            Well, that’s certainly true.

          • January 29, 2018 at 11:34 pm
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            just checked that 10$ Kyle and that is te 5Point of Articulation which i dont collect, i colect only the Super Articulated series of 3.75″ – that was in the dual pack with Yuuzhan Vong for 40+ $
            Damn i think i was looking at that Kyle+Vong packagin back at last Celebration Europe but was like – i can just pick one and has taken the Thrawn+Talon pack. Should have taken both as the were just 25Eur i think :/

          • January 30, 2018 at 1:24 am
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            Ah. I don’t collect modern toys so I’m sometimes out of the loop in terms of what’s currently available. The Kyle Katarn figure I remember was part of the older Expanded Universe series from the late 90’s or so. I collected modern toys pretty heavily then. I probably still have them squirrel away somewhere as I don’t remember selling them when I liquidated my modern collection.

      • January 29, 2018 at 4:15 pm
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        If they Bring him back, will it be “some guy” named Kyle Katarn?
        i dont see how you can have that character without his backstory. but I do like how you are thinking about combining his work with that of Rogue One.
        Lucasarts made some great games in the past

    • January 29, 2018 at 4:05 pm
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      like your avatar pic, perfect!!

    • January 29, 2018 at 4:40 pm
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      Yeah, the guy who does it in the tutorial level with no emotion, no sacrifice, nothing special. GREAT CALL!

      • January 30, 2018 at 6:41 pm
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        Clearly you never read the Kyle Katarn novels by William C. Dietz.

      • January 30, 2018 at 6:41 pm
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        Clearly you never read the Kyle Katarn novels by William C. Dietz.

        • January 30, 2018 at 8:19 pm
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          Nope, I stayed away from those, but I did play the game and that’s what I am clearly referring to.

          And yet…rogue one is still a better story than his.

          • January 30, 2018 at 11:32 pm
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            You don’t know what you’re missing then. Dark Forces: A Soldier for the Empire is pretty good. Plus it lays out more details that went into the Mission to Danuta and Kyle’s character at this time. Whether or not Rogue One is better than Kyle’s story is purely subjective.

            Kyle defects to Rebel Alliance after he discovers that the Empire killed his family while he was at the Imperial Military Academy. The man who killed his folks, Rom Mohc, awarded Kyle Katarn a medal at a graduation ceremony at the Imperial Academy. Kyle encounters Jan Ors on a luxury cruiser and later defects to the Rebels and leaves with Jan. Jan takes Kyle to a Rebel group on a Mon Cal ship where he meets Mon Mothma. Mon Mothma tells Kyle that he and Jan are going to participate in Operation Skyhook by stealing the Death Star plans at the Imperial facility on Danuta. What Kyle doesn’t know is that if he betrays the Rebels and rejoins the Empire that Jan is to kill him. Kyle and Jan go to Danuta and while Kyle goes into the Imperial facility Jan takes the Moldy Crow and attacks the Imperial garrison on the planet. With her attacking the Imperial garrison that means Kyle doesn’t encounter that much resistance at the facility he infiltrated.

          • January 31, 2018 at 3:08 pm
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            No, I have read about it so I know the story, but other Legends characters also stole the Death Star plans so…shrug. It all meant nothing.

          • January 31, 2018 at 4:36 pm
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            That was the whole point of Operation Skyhook. To gather the stolen Death Star plans the Rebel Alliance and Mon Mothma sent multiple people to steal the Death Star Plans which were separated into sections and dispersed to multiple Imperial facilities.

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:43 pm
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            A nice retcon for a non-canon, separate from the movies universe.

  • January 29, 2018 at 10:26 am
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    I have a feeling that many wise old banthas (and their adventures) will one day be canon.

  • January 29, 2018 at 10:57 am
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    Where are my real Mandalorians. I hope they make a return. Kal Skirata, Walon Vau, clone commandos gone full on Mando. Those guys put the War in Star Wars EU.

  • January 29, 2018 at 10:57 am
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    Where are my real Mandalorians. I hope they make a return. Kal Skirata, Walon Vau, clone commandos gone full on Mando. Those guys put the War in Star Wars EU.

    • January 29, 2018 at 4:39 pm
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      Ugh. Never a fan.

    • January 30, 2018 at 10:24 am
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      I actually loved Karen’s work on making the Clone Wars not awful. She seriously did some major damage control while giving us an awesome look into their lives.

      I absolutely hated the concept of the clones and Fett’s connection to it all. She made it bearable.

    • January 30, 2018 at 10:24 am
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      I actually loved Karen’s work on making the Clone Wars not awful. She seriously did some major damage control while giving us an awesome look into their lives.

      I absolutely hated the concept of the clones and Fett’s connection to it all. She made it bearable.

      • January 30, 2018 at 1:50 pm
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        She absolutely did. A big part of that was because her military experience and the contacts she made gave her a much better understanding of the military, how one works, the usual disconnect that officers have from enlisted, and the intersquad dynamic. She understood that more than most star wars writers to date. Its something thats been noticeably missing for me since. Its one of the biggest things i miss from the EU as stuffed as it was with crap. There were some really good parts and that was one of them. Mandalorians have been squandered and portrayed as idiots with little exception since.

  • January 29, 2018 at 12:33 pm
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    I wasn’t really into the old EU. I read Timothy Zahns trilogy and that’s about it. Would love to see Mara Jade brought into canon but not sure how it would work without the Luke connection.

    • January 29, 2018 at 4:39 pm
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      Exactly. Some characters won’t work because they would have to change so much.

    • January 29, 2018 at 2:45 pm
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      harharhar THEY KNOW MORE ABOUT STAR WARS THAN YOU EVER WILL!!! Sorry, got a little fired up their, I’ll calm down.

      • January 29, 2018 at 3:44 pm
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        hahaha, I’m not the one trying to bring back the EU.
        Why do think they are doing this? why bother with such dynamic characters like Rose and Admiral Holdo?

        “The past is gone, let it die” except when the franchise is falling apart, then we will do whatever we have to, to lure people back in

      • January 29, 2018 at 3:44 pm
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        hahaha, I’m not the one trying to bring back the EU.
        Why do think they are doing this? why bother with such dynamic characters like Rose and Admiral Holdo?

        “The past is gone, let it die” except when the franchise is falling apart, then we will do whatever we have to, to lure people back in

        • January 29, 2018 at 4:39 pm
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          Because they own those characters.

        • January 29, 2018 at 5:01 pm
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          The franchise isn’t dying at all, only expanding

        • January 29, 2018 at 5:01 pm
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          The franchise isn’t dying at all, only expanding

  • January 29, 2018 at 3:01 pm
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    Best guess as what’s holding up the SOLO trailer ?

    • January 29, 2018 at 3:03 pm
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      Its terrible.

    • January 29, 2018 at 3:40 pm
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      Internal restructuring?
      Creative differences?
      Restaffing?
      My guess is as good as anybodies at this point

    • January 29, 2018 at 4:30 pm
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      Super Bowl. If only the NFL had scheduled it earlier.

    • January 29, 2018 at 4:39 pm
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      The Super Bowl. It’s the start of the marketing season.

  • January 29, 2018 at 3:02 pm
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    As a EU fan this is not something that excited me at all. They apparently blew up the EU to have total creative freedom. So if that is the case why poach and do things that have already been done? The new Canon has been far from original and if they continue to poach from the Legends universe what really was the point of any of this?

    • January 29, 2018 at 3:42 pm
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      Whether or not folks think it was the right move, the point of not honoring the timeline set forth by the EU was to give filmmakers the freedom to tell original stories not hindered by having to adhere to the history that these books established. In that regard, it was absolutely the right move.

      Lucasfilm came out pretty early stating that they intended to incorporate some of the best elements from the EU into the canon.

    • January 30, 2018 at 5:49 am
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      Creative freedom had nothing to do with the abandonment of the EU. The stories and their quality were all over the place and none of it was canon (only the films were before).
      By starting fresh, everything is being vetted by the story group. Everything has to make sense. Everything has to line up. It wasn’t so much about creative freedom as it was about Quality Control.

      • January 31, 2018 at 7:30 am
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        One they didn’t need to start from fresh. They could have easily set the new movies either between Star Wars Crucible and the Star Wars Legacy comics or do it after the Legacy comics.

        The thing is your wrong about Star Wars Legends never being canon. Many Lucasfilm employees and members of the Lucasfilm story group confirm it was canon before the rebranding. Before the Lucasfilm buyout to Disney everything was canon at the time aside from Star Wars Infinities, Star Wars Tales, and the Jedi Prince series.

      • February 5, 2018 at 6:40 pm
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        Quality control lol? Have you read the new stuff?

    • January 31, 2018 at 7:21 am
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      As one EU fan to another I recommend joining the Star Wars Legends movement. All they want is for Lucasfilm to continue Star Wars Legends separate from the new movies. With the Star Wars Legends movement you get nice people, good conversation, and they have already donated ten thousand dollars worth of Star Wars books to children’s hospitals in California and Florida. You can find them at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/533341320109211/
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/198319927202313/
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/eurebellion/
      https://www.facebook.com/sw2c1u/

  • January 29, 2018 at 3:20 pm
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    C’Boath please.

    • January 29, 2018 at 7:24 pm
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      Must admit I would love to see a cloned Jedi of some sort, an experiment of Palpatine’s coming back to cause problems. Using Luke’s hand and giving us two Lukes in the ST would of been an interesting way to go.

      • January 29, 2018 at 8:07 pm
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        GAG

        • January 29, 2018 at 10:20 pm
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          Yeah its a personal thing – lol

          Though I see for all you’re comments no suggestions yourself as yet.

          • January 29, 2018 at 10:49 pm
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            I commented earlier that I would like to see Talon Karrde, thank you very much.

            http://disq.us/p/1pps1j1

            About 6 hours ago.

          • January 29, 2018 at 11:26 pm
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            Another smuggler – YAWN

            Still I stand corrected and duly make an apology. 😉

          • January 30, 2018 at 3:05 pm
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            Smuggler? Not at all.

            Karrde is an information broker. He smuggles, yes, but his true passion is knowledge and he loves to collect seemingly useless tidbits of data and then tie them together and use them for his advantage.

            He is sorely missed in this new canon.

      • January 30, 2018 at 12:23 am
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        Maybe what JJ had in mind, remember Force Awakens was supposed to begin with Luke’s severed hand floating in space.
        If its onscreen, it better have a purpose – Chekhov’s Gun

  • January 29, 2018 at 3:37 pm
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    the “new” canon is not “new.” The EU books have NEVER BEEN CANON. From day one, George Lucas himself said he gave the authors permission to write the stories, but only the movies were the official story. This has never changed!

    • January 29, 2018 at 7:54 pm
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      Agreed. The only thing that has really changed is the discourse around canon itself.

    • January 30, 2018 at 6:50 pm
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      “Everything that (is approved) by Lucasfilm is official. No matter how small the contribution, we’ve added to the well,”- Peter Schweighofer‏, author for the EU

      “Basically, everything except those items marked with an “Infinity” logo (i.e. the Star Wars Tales comics) is considered canon.”-Sue Rostoni, Lucas Books and Lucas Licensing Managing Editor

      “According to Lucas Licensing Editor Sue, Rostoni, ‘Canon refers to an authoritative list of books that Lucas Licensing editors consider an authentic part of the official Star Wars history. Our goal is to present a continuous and unified history of the Star Wars galaxy, insofar as that history does not conflict with, or undermine the meaning of Mr. Lucas’s Star Wars saga of films and screenplays.’ Things that Lucas Licensing does not consider official parts of the continuous Star Wars history show an Infinities logo or are contained in Star Wars Tales. Everything else is considered canon.”-Sue Rostoni, Lucas Books and Lucas Licensing Managing Editor

      Sounds like the Star Wars EU was canon to many when Lucasfilm reps and employees confirm it was.

      • January 30, 2018 at 11:31 pm
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        Except the old EU openly contradicted itself and the PT countless of times. It simply can’t function as a coherent canon with the movies (1-6).

        • January 30, 2018 at 11:38 pm
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          Except it didn’t contradict the movies or itself.

          “For Star Wars, we decided that this was a history. Each novel would take place in a certain timeframe, what happened in previous books would have an effect on the current one.-Kevin J. Anderson, EU author, Interview: Star Wars Author Kevin J. Anderson On Jedi Academy Trilogy, Darksaber, & Tales of the Jedi.

          “’We set parameters,’ Roffman says. “It had to be an important extension of the continuity, and it had to have an internal integrity with the events portrayed in the films.” Closely tending the canon was paying off with fans. Essentially, all the new comic books, novels, and games were prequels and sequels of one another”-Howard Roffman, President of Lucas Licensing.

          “Lucasfilm and Bantam decided that future novels in the series would be interconnected: that is, events in one novel would have consequences in the others. You might say that each Bantam Star Wars novel, enjoyable on its own, is also a part of a larger tale.”- Statement in the original prints of the Bantam Star Wars books.

          “LucasBooks has always checked with the boss to make sure that none of its projects interferes in any way with anything that he is planning. And while plans can change, rest assured that the wonderful expanded fictional universe enjoyed by so many fans has in no way stomped or trampled on any of George Lucas’s prerogatives or options.”-Steve Sansweet, Director of content management and fan relations at Lucasfilm.

          Sounds like no contradictions to me when Lucasfilm personnel and employees confirm it.

          • January 31, 2018 at 12:21 am
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            The primary goal might’ve been to enlarge the lore based on the movies, but most of the old EU was made in the pre-PT era. Lucas certainly took inspiration from it, but a lot of things were retconned and revisited in order to make things that didn’t fit together with the new films more cohesive.

            Boba Fett’s origin for instance. The timeline. Or basically anything about the clone wars. If you read the Thrawn trilogy you can clearly see how everything was envisioned completely different back then…

            That being said, the old EU was never fully coherent with 1-6.

          • January 31, 2018 at 12:30 am
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            There is a fine line between a contradiction and a retcon. That being said when you have quite a few high ranking members of Lucasfilm confirm that Star Wars Legends was the part of the original canon of Star Wars and that there were no contradictions and that was and still is compatible with Ep 1-6 i will listen to them. Or continue being an ignorant individual.

            For instance, Boba Fett took the name Jaster Mereel, as an alias, as a way of honoring his father’s mentor and to lay low during the Dark Times era.

            Thrawn Trilogy is the same way. The Imperial soldier or navy guy that said that the clones were the enemy was a former member of the Separatist/CIS navy.

          • January 31, 2018 at 3:35 pm
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            I agree with @Davis, just think about the Noghri. It is said that during the clone wars, Vader in his armor entered their planet. According to the movies, this event could not have happened.
            And it also said, it was about 50 years ago. But the clone wars took actually place 28-31 years before the Thrawn trilogy.

          • January 31, 2018 at 4:40 pm
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            Like I said there is a difference between a contradiction and a retcon. As for your point on the Noghri, Vader encountered the Noghri on their planet during the Clone Wars makes sense when you consider the difference in years based on planetary cycles the Noghri home world operates on a different calendar then say Alderaan or Coruscant.

          • January 31, 2018 at 4:40 pm
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            Like I said there is a difference between a contradiction and a retcon. As for your point on the Noghri, Vader encountered the Noghri on their planet during the Clone Wars makes sense when you consider the difference in years based on planetary cycles the Noghri home world operates on a different calendar then say Alderaan or Coruscant.

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:17 pm
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            Waht about Boba Fett wearing the armor of a Clone Warrior, as said in the EP V novalization, or Uncle Owen being Obi Wan Kenobi’s brother, or Leias mother taking her to Alderaan, as said in the EP VI novelization?

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:22 pm
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            I don’t know about Leia’s mother taking her to Alderaan. But George Lucas personally confirmed that Owen and Obi-Wan aren’t brothers and that Kenobi was born on a planet called Stewjon. Boba Fett wearing Clone army was confirmed later on not to be Fett but a Jango Fett clone named Spar that fought against the Republic during the Clone Wars.

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:30 pm
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            Whoever was on Vader’s ship catching Han Solo, be it Boba or Spar, he was described in the book, according to his appearance in the movie with the note that this was the Clone Warriors armor. Ep. II contradicted this.
            The books were always kind of canon until the movies contradicted them – same as in the Disney era.

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:36 pm
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            And they were retconned. Boba’s armor being described in ESB was probably referencing the Mandalorian style armor used by the Mandalorian Protectors who fought alongside the CIS during the Clone Wars. The thing is you have to the movie novelization of the OT with a grain of salt. Not everything is meant to be taken at face value.

  • January 29, 2018 at 4:02 pm
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    So now they are going to use some of the EU characters. Sounds like the people over at Lucasfilm might need some inspiration because up to now it doesn’t look like they have any.

    • January 29, 2018 at 4:38 pm
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      That’s a dumb way of looking at it. They own those characters. Would be dumb not to use some of them.

  • January 29, 2018 at 4:02 pm
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    He probably means Chewie’s family, who have already appeared in canon. Willing to bet they show up in Solo.

  • January 29, 2018 at 4:04 pm
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    Why not create new characters?
    Why return to the well of established and well thought out characters, seems like a cheap attempt to capitalize on the memories of many who invested in the EU over time.

    Agree or not,Timothy Zahn probably saved Star Wars, it was dead at the time, and re-vitalized the entire franchise. The public turned away when all they were given was Star Wars Light, tv cartoons and ewok movies.

    • January 29, 2018 at 4:38 pm
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      Amazing: how can you be wrong so often?

      Because some of those characters would be great additions to the new canon.

      And Zahn didn’t save Star Wars, lol. Lucas didn’t suddenly decide to make new movies based on the sales of his books.

      He kept it alive for some fans who wanted more, but the franchise was always going to come back when Lucas was ready and the real sign of that was the high box office grosses of the Special Editions.

      The public didn’t turn away; they just weren’t given new content.

    • January 29, 2018 at 7:48 pm
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      On one hand, I guess it’s nice to see that the EU isn’t being completely abandoned. There was a lot of great stuff in the EU that really adds to the SW universe.

      But on the other hand, it does seem like cheap fanservice that ultimately hurts the fans as well as the current canon by relying on already developed characters instead of creating the fan-favorites of tomorrow.
      I feel like this is a major problem with the ST; the new characters like Rey, Finn, and Poe haven’t connected with fans as much as they should because the movies (were) heavily centered around OT characters.

      • January 29, 2018 at 8:06 pm
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        That’s wrong? Rey and Finn and Poe are extremely popular.

      • January 29, 2018 at 8:10 pm
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        It seems as if there are two sets of ideals of how to push into the future at Disney.
        On one hand they want to cut all ties with the OT, characters, settings even other alien races.
        But these anthology films continue in the OT timeline, I dont mind both but to shoehorn in fan service EU characters seems really misguided

        • January 29, 2018 at 10:20 pm
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          HAHAHAHAHA

          They want to cut all ties?

          This time two years ago people were lamenting how much TFA relied on the OT.

          Pick a narrative, please

          • January 30, 2018 at 4:42 pm
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            “Copying something beat for beat” and “relying on it”. If you could go ahead and learn the difference between those two, that’d be greeeeeeat.

    • January 30, 2018 at 10:17 pm
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      What? Star Wars capitalize on nostalgic memories for profit?! NEVER! lol- I kid. But in all seriousness I do think there is value to integrating legends characters into the new canon beyond JUST the fun of nostalgic memories. Think of comics; Characters like Shazam had their own mythologies and were later incorporated to become mainstays of a modern comic universe. Having predisposed love for something built in helps you connect to characters since they have certain characteristics that need no introduction. Why make James bond rather than any generic spy movie, or Godzilla vs. any other monster movie. Yes a big part is just capitalizing on the name, but its also a new iteration of a beloved thing people connect to and want to see more of, even with the knowledge that it doesn’t connect to any of the previous stories about that character.

  • January 29, 2018 at 4:32 pm
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    I have a feeling that once Rebels ends or Rebels and Han Solo release we will get an announcement of new show(s) coming very soon. As early as fall 2018. No way there is no Star Wars content from May 2018 until December 2019 other then print material.

    • January 30, 2018 at 12:21 am
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      There has been nothing official, nothing.
      This coming from a studio that has planned out the next 10 years of Marvel movies.

      • January 30, 2018 at 1:34 am
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        That’s what I am saying they have to have announcements waiting, but feel that they cant say anything until Rebels and Solo come out.

      • January 30, 2018 at 1:58 am
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        That’s what I am saying they have to have announcements waiting, but feel that they cant say anything until Rebels and Solo come out.

  • January 29, 2018 at 4:36 pm
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    Talon Karrde, please.

  • January 29, 2018 at 5:04 pm
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    Mara Jade, Talon Karrde, Garm Bel Iblis, Dash Rendar, Price Xisor, and Revan. Please and Thank You!

    • January 29, 2018 at 6:06 pm
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      No, yes, yes, no, no,no.

    • January 29, 2018 at 6:06 pm
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      No, yes, yes, no, no,no.

    • January 29, 2018 at 6:50 pm
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      Xisor would be a simple add since the black sun is already canon. they could easily name drop him in solo if they wanted.

      • January 29, 2018 at 7:07 pm
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        I am beginning to think this release is just a tease of who the main protangonists will be in solo

        • January 29, 2018 at 7:26 pm
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          do you mean antagonists? i think we have a pretty good idea who the protagonist of solo will be. 😉

          • January 29, 2018 at 7:26 pm
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            haha yes, how stupid of me!!

          • January 29, 2018 at 7:29 pm
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            easy mistake. 😉

            but you could be right. this film will probably have a who’s who of underworld figures that han has to deal with. xisor could easily be one.

          • January 30, 2018 at 4:25 pm
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            Emilia Clarke?

      • January 30, 2018 at 7:20 pm
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        Agreed.

  • January 29, 2018 at 5:10 pm
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    Seriously, how can they introduce EU characters, in anything other than Name?
    Most of the backstories cant even be told now, the twins- GONE. Mara Jade – GONE you get the picture.
    Just because some guy is named Talon Karrde, doesnt mean hes the the one you know. sort of like a twisted mirror universe

    what Disney worry? A BILLION DOLLARS remember

    • January 29, 2018 at 6:06 pm
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      The way they did Thrawn?

      Karrde being a smuggler/information broker is his main character traits. Easily done.

      Mara Jade and Jacen and Jaina are incompatible, yes.

      But just bc you can’t figure it out doesn’t mean they can’t.

    • January 29, 2018 at 6:56 pm
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      There are some Siths, that they could intodruce in the new canon!

      • January 30, 2018 at 10:09 pm
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        They could introduce all the Siths! No rules for new canon. I’d like to see Darth Krayt come back, but just make him rule before Bane or be a rival sith faction. Really the only sith that would be hard to divorce from post-ROTJ lore would be Jacen Solo, but we essentially have him in Ben Solo anyway so thats fine lol

        • January 30, 2018 at 10:31 pm
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          I hope they do! 😀 Btw, Bane is in clone wars, which makes him canon!

        • January 31, 2018 at 4:49 pm
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          Lucasfilm already confirmed that the Sith Order started with Darth Bane. Pablo Hidalgo stated as much on his Twitter.

          • January 31, 2018 at 11:16 pm
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            Any source on this? Even in new canon, In clone wars, the Spector of Bane says:
            “The Sith killed each other, victims of their own greed. But from the ashes of destruction, I was the last survivor.”
            This to me is clear indication that there were many Sith before bane and he simply killed them all and formed a new order that followed the rule of 2.

          • February 1, 2018 at 12:35 am
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            I only know what Pablo has said on record. He said that Bane was the first Sith. I think he probably meant the first Sith to create a Sith Order but that is my take on things.

          • February 1, 2018 at 6:02 pm
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            I thought you wouldn’t take anything he said seriously?

            I believe Bane is the first Sith to do the Rule of Two.

    • January 29, 2018 at 9:26 pm
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      Seriously, they’re acting like these aren’t real people and just some sort of fictional characters! Boooo!

    • January 29, 2018 at 11:09 pm
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      Mara as Emperor hand in OT era still could work a bit, but i would accept it only if it does not break the already established comix / books about her.

    • January 30, 2018 at 1:16 am
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      if we are arguing Jyn Erso is the carbon copy of Jan Ors in the new Canon, they could bring others in a same way. i would like they bring back kyle katarn along with luke in an anime tv show set up post ROTJ

      • January 30, 2018 at 4:02 pm
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        Except she isn’t.

  • January 29, 2018 at 6:16 pm
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    Let’s see who, how and what they do…I personally wasn’t crazy about where they put Thrawn at in his return and even with Zahn involved, his character wasnt nearly as good as in the original timeline of Thrawn. Holding onto hope….Would Love if they bring Jaina ( in all her EU glory )back along with Mara Jade and wipe out these wanna be new characters! lol

    • January 29, 2018 at 6:39 pm
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      i think the problem with thrawn is he hasn’t had the chance to really do his thing yet. and by thing i mean command a big battle. having to chase down a small rebel cell is a waste of his talents.

      • January 29, 2018 at 6:47 pm
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        I don’t think we will really get to see him in all his glory while he lives in this timeline.

        • January 29, 2018 at 6:54 pm
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          The problem is that Rebels is a kids show!

        • January 29, 2018 at 6:54 pm
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          The problem is that Rebels is a kids show!

          • January 29, 2018 at 8:52 pm
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            it doesn’t help, for sure!

          • January 29, 2018 at 9:30 pm
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            I’m happy that its all over soon, hope we get something between Ep.6 and 7!

          • January 30, 2018 at 2:02 am
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            I’d still like a Vader film….call it Jedi Hunter! Having him searching and confronting the survivors. Could sure do a lot with it, imo.

          • January 30, 2018 at 8:21 am
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            Yeah, that could be great, better idea than the Han Solo film

          • January 30, 2018 at 1:09 am
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            i find Rebels more mature than 7 & 8 sometimes. In Rebels they come to themes more serious and mature. 7 &8 were too much disneyfied to begin with. the entire plot ties between the look of map for Skywalker, a rolling droid and a uber-destroying weapon. Seriously it looked a bit like goonies at times. The 8 is more mature but still childish. So no Rebels are aimed for everyone.

        • January 29, 2018 at 11:07 pm
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          Comix is on the way and more books.

          • January 30, 2018 at 2:35 am
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            did you like new Thrawn book?

      • January 29, 2018 at 6:54 pm
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        He cant do his thing because Rebels is for the little ones!

      • January 29, 2018 at 7:09 pm
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        that is the problem, he is here for Name Recognition only, we haven’t seen anything of this great military tactician yet,

        • January 29, 2018 at 7:32 pm
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          part of the problem as cw mentioned is the timing. having thrawn post jedi allowed him to fight massive battles vs the new republic. but pre OT he’s forced to fight counter terror Ops in the bush. thats more tarkin’s area of expertise then thrawn.

      • January 30, 2018 at 10:05 pm
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        Agreed. I was really happy to see him back, but when i heard he was going to be a main villian of rebels I was dubious of that, its just not a good place to show off this character in a kids show where the action is focused on a small group of characters who can’t really be harmed outside of major event episodes

  • January 29, 2018 at 7:12 pm
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    Why instead of giving free reins to RJ so that he can mess up another part of SW, they don’t make a new trilogy about the Old Republic Knights and explore that period which has so much potential!!!Or a movie about Plagueis. The book based on his character is fantastic!!!And I would add Darth Bane in the mix. But no Disney has to let RJ mess up another trilogy that no one cares about.

    • January 29, 2018 at 7:13 pm
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      I still have serious doubts that trilogy will happen with him at the helm

      • January 29, 2018 at 8:03 pm
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        I don’t.

        • January 29, 2018 at 9:35 pm
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          Then we are screwed!!!!

          • January 29, 2018 at 10:19 pm
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            Nah

      • January 29, 2018 at 9:35 pm
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        I hope it won’t!!!

    • January 29, 2018 at 8:04 pm
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      So why don’t they tell us a story we already know?

      Lol

    • January 29, 2018 at 9:24 pm
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      Why did George Lucas even make Star Wars? Prior to 1977 NO ONE cared about it!

    • January 30, 2018 at 3:46 pm
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      No, I want something new

    • January 30, 2018 at 3:46 pm
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      No, I want something new

  • January 29, 2018 at 9:14 pm
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    I’m still holding out hope Rey is Luke and Maras Daughter, Snoke aka Plagues could have messed with Reys mind as well as Lukes.

    Wishful thinking no complaints on how the movies are being played ou!t Disney probably would have rejected mine and the rest of the fans ideas

    • January 30, 2018 at 3:45 pm
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      Zzzzzz

  • January 29, 2018 at 9:40 pm
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    it turns out Mark Hamill has been playing Luuke not Luke so far in this trilogy. The real Luke Skywalker will show up in the next one.

    • January 29, 2018 at 10:03 pm
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      That would be a awesome twist

    • January 30, 2018 at 3:45 pm
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      Zzzzz

  • January 29, 2018 at 10:05 pm
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    I really hope dash Rendar Kyle Katarn Cade skywalker and Darth krayt come back

  • January 29, 2018 at 10:05 pm
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    I really hope dash Rendar Kyle Katarn Cade skywalker and Darth krayt come back

  • January 29, 2018 at 10:23 pm
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    Sure hope we get to see that Luke Skywalker character in movie.

  • January 29, 2018 at 11:11 pm
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    Darth Bane and Revan. Please and thank you

    • January 29, 2018 at 11:12 pm
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      Bane is canon, via TCW

      • January 29, 2018 at 11:29 pm
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        Ah yes, I had forgotten about that! I definitely wouldn’t be opposed to seeing him more though, whether it be in books, tv shows, etc.

  • January 29, 2018 at 11:21 pm
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    Don’t worry guys, Luke will be back in Episode IX. The one you saw in VII and VIII was Jake Skywalker a force projection!!!

  • January 30, 2018 at 2:26 am
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    If the LSG is planning to bring back characters from legends in the future, I suggest that they will be brought back if makes sense and relates to the New Canon in some way, whether setting wise or plot wise; at the same time, I would also love to see brand new characters in the New Canon, as well, to balance it out. Guess we’ll see what happens.

    • January 30, 2018 at 4:01 pm
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      They have been doing both for years now.

    • January 30, 2018 at 10:01 pm
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      What I love is to see legends characters in a new story. Everything is fresh so Thrawn for example is not the legends thrawn- same basic character template, but new time period, new cohorts, new appearance, etc. I think it would be cool to reinvent some characters so everyone is happy (or nobody lol). I’d like to see Revan timeshifted up to be closer to bane’s order and maybe introduce Mara Jade as an inquisitor who defects or something like that. They are essentially new characters, but they have a grounding in something that people like and are passionate about. Personally I was hoping Kyle Katarn Would be a cameo officer in Rogue One helping steal the death star plans- just as a nod to legends without having to stop everything and make a whole novel about him

  • January 30, 2018 at 3:14 am
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    They don’t need to bring these old characters back and integrate them into the New Canon. The Star Wars Legends fans don’t want this. Just continue Star Wars Legends as its own separate entity and let the New Canon stand on its own two feet without it needing to be “saved” or “”rescued” by Star Wars Legends characters simply because people aren’t taking the TFA and TLJ well.

    Do what Star Wars Legends fans want and just continue Star Wars Legends as its own thing and let the New Canon sink or swim on its own merits. #ContinuationNotIntegration

    Join the Star Wars Legends movement and help get Star Wars Legends continued. With the Star Wars Legends movement you get nice people, good conversation, and they have already donated ten thousand dollars worth of Star Wars books to children’s hospitals in California and Florida. You can find them at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/533341320109211/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/198319927202313/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/eurebellion/
    https://www.facebook.com/sw2c1u/

    • January 30, 2018 at 10:33 am
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      Comics have tons of alternate universes and canon. Star Wars having two shouldn’t be that bad. Especially if you have a massive LEGENDS plastered on it and it’s strictly tied to the books.

      • January 30, 2018 at 6:55 pm
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        Exactly my point. That is what the Legends movement wants. Continue Star Wars Legends alongside the new canon. Release one Star Wars Legends novel for every 4 or 5 new canon novels.

        • January 31, 2018 at 3:29 pm
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          Did you go Star Wars celebration in Orlando last April? I did n I stood in line for the rebels panel n for a show w bad ratings those rms awfully packed to capacity

          • January 31, 2018 at 4:42 pm
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            Yeah because of Thrawn and other cameo characters like Ahsoka, Leia, and others. It wasn’t due to the quality of the show.

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:16 pm
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            LOL, false. Baseless. Grasping. Sad!

        • January 31, 2018 at 3:30 pm
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          Disney is not going to keep putting out new legends books

          • January 31, 2018 at 4:44 pm
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            They could. Nothing is set in stone at this point. I do know several Del Rey execs would love to produce more Legends content. At this point they are only hurting themselves by alienating the large portion of the Star Wars fanbase that wants more Legends content.

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:09 pm
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            I’m not going argue with you bout this, I liked the old EU I read all but maybe 2 of book,a lot of them at least 5 times or more, n I wasn’t at rebels panel because of the cameos, I was there cuz I really like show same with most of people I talked to standing line waiting for it

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:17 pm
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            Its cool if you like it and its cool if you don’t. The problem is if all these people like Star Wars Rebels why are the rating so bad, why put it on Disney XD and not ABC Family/Freeform or the Disney Channel?

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:17 pm
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            It’s not as large as you think.

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:18 pm
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            Really dude, at least a 1/3 or 1/4 of the overall Star Wars fanbase is full of Star Wars Legends fans.

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:40 pm
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            Really dude, there is no way to measure that, you have nothing to back that up and the people who buy books number in the thousands while the ones who see the movies are in the millions.

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:47 pm
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            “There is no way to measure that.”

            You may be right but measuring by an exact number and measuring by a fraction are two separate things. Look at social media platforms there is 75,000 people on Facebook that are part of the Star Wars Legends movement and more that love Star Wars Legends that don’t know of the Star Wars Legends movement. There is probably millions of Star Wars Legends fans out there I’d probably say low millions but still over a million regardless.

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:49 pm
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            Ok, now take a look at ticket sales of star wars movies and go from there.

            It’s not close and Pablo of LFL has said as much. It’s a much lower number of people. Books to movies aren’t even close.

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:49 pm
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            Ok, now take a look at ticket sales of star wars movies and go from there.

            It’s not close and Pablo of LFL has said as much. It’s a much lower number of people. Books to movies aren’t even close.

          • January 31, 2018 at 6:03 pm
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            I wouldn’t trust anything Pablo Hidalgo has said in the past 3 years not with what he has done on social media. The man lacks integrity and his professional behavior on social media is sorely lacking.

            Plenty of people loved Star Wars Legends before the rebranding and plenty of people love it still. The Star Wars Legends fanbase is still a large market, not large by YOUR standards, but large nonetheless and the fact that Lucasfilm is currently alienating and ignoring a potential money outlet is their problem not the fanbase.

          • January 31, 2018 at 6:04 pm
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            And right here is where it ends for us.

            How does he lack integrity? Such a serious charge with no proof might mean you lack it.

            Professional behavior? It’s his personal twitter account lol. He can do what he wants.

            It’s still small compared to the rest of Star Wars. More people watch Rebels.

          • January 31, 2018 at 6:04 pm
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            And right here is where it ends for us.

            How does he lack integrity? Such a serious charge with no proof might mean you lack it.

            Professional behavior? It’s his personal twitter account lol. He can do what he wants.

            It’s still small compared to the rest of Star Wars. More people watch Rebels.

          • January 31, 2018 at 6:15 pm
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            The fact that Pablo Hidalgo has personally used his Twitter account to bully Star Wars fans, especially Star Wars Legends fans. Not to mention he supports/friends with No More Legends on Twitter. A troll who bullies, harasses, and stalks people who don’t love the new Star Wars material. NML has gone on record saying racial slurs on social media and once said he would blow up Chicago, Illinois to kill African Americans. This is some Pablo supports so he clearly has issues.

            Regardless of whether or not it is his personal Twitter account or not he is still representing the Lucasfilm leadership and brand. By supporting a bully and criminal on social media. He is hurting his image and the Lucasfilm image.

          • January 31, 2018 at 6:24 pm
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            Bully? Have followed him for years, before the Disney sale. Never seen a single act of bullying. Fake news.

            He likes Legends, he also follows people who tell him to Bring Back Legends.

            Following someone on Twitter isn’t support. Look how many people follow Trump., haha. Baseless.

            You embarrass yourself with this.

          • January 31, 2018 at 6:35 pm
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            Not really embarrassing myself. Pablo Hidalgo has been against Star Wars Legends and its fans since 2014. Just ask around. People in Star Wars Legends movement have been bullied by him since mid-2015. Especially since Pablo is so quick to believe the No More Legends guy without a thought even though that guy is a liar and a bully.

          • January 31, 2018 at 6:37 pm
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            I don’t need to ask around. I have witnessed him for years. He and I have talked about Legends many times. He enjoys it and like me, he also enjoys mocking it, the same as we all make fun of Star Wars at times.

            Name an instance of bullying that isn’t a joke.

          • January 31, 2018 at 6:46 pm
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            I seriously would ask around. People in the Legends fanbase don’t like Pablo and for good reason. That No More Legends guy is no joke either. IF you are such good friends with Pablo how about you tell him to click that unfollow button so he doesn’t follow NML’s anti-Legends propaganda anymore.

          • January 31, 2018 at 7:38 pm
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            Again, I don’t need to and if since he follows pro legends people as well, you should chill out.

          • February 1, 2018 at 6:01 pm
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            I checked his followers. Didn’t see a No More Legends guy.

            Baseless.

    • January 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm
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      LOL, legends characters arent saving anything.

      • January 30, 2018 at 6:39 pm
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        Really no one seemed to like Star Wars Rebels before Thrawn came on the scene. And now it seems that Revan is going to show up and interact with Rey and the new characters.

        • January 30, 2018 at 6:42 pm
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          HAHAHAHA WHAT?

          No one liked Rebels before Thrawn? What planet are you living on?

          I’m no huge Rebels fan, but that’s just false. The ratings for Rebels premieres and finales have been down each year since it premiered.

          If Thrawn were a huge draw, it would be the opposite.

          You can’t just make things up.

          Revan interact with Rey?

          Where are you getting this from???

          • January 30, 2018 at 6:46 pm
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            Revan is set to appear in the new content with Rey and the gang going forward if the rumors are to be believed. We already know that Tag and Binks from Star Wars Infinities will be in the Han Solo movie. What really killed Rebels was its over reliance on cameos from Leia, Lando, Thrawn, etc… and the timeslot it was put it.
            A lot of people did watch Star Wars Rebels when Thrawn appeared. I remember all the hype regarding it.

          • January 30, 2018 at 8:18 pm
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            If the rumors are to true…spoilers: they aren’t.

            What rumors have REVAN and Rey in the same story haha?

            Yeah, Tags and Binks…so? Small Legends people have been in new canon for a while now. nothing new.

            I don’t think that is what killed Rebels and you have zero proof to back that up.

            Yeah, there was a lot of hype, around star wars fans…who were likely already watching the show.

            Shrug.

          • January 30, 2018 at 8:18 pm
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            If the rumors are to true…spoilers: they aren’t.

            What rumors have REVAN and Rey in the same story haha?

            Yeah, Tags and Binks…so? Small Legends people have been in new canon for a while now. nothing new.

            I don’t think that is what killed Rebels and you have zero proof to back that up.

            Yeah, there was a lot of hype, around star wars fans…who were likely already watching the show.

            Shrug.

          • January 30, 2018 at 11:43 pm
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            Really look around dude. No one or very few people like the Rebel characters. They only watched in high numbers when cameos like Leia and Lando showed up. No one really cares about Ezra or Zeb and only cares about Ahsoka and Rex.

            Tag and Binks were not even Star Wars Legends characters, they were part of the Star Wars Tales comics which was never canon to Star Wars Legends to begin with.

          • January 31, 2018 at 3:06 pm
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            Look around? I see tons of people on Twitter who love them so where do you want to be look? Where it favors your side of the argument haha?

            Zero proof of the ratings for Lando and Leia.

            People seem to love Hera and Kanan and Sabine, but you know better than everyone.

            And Legends was never canon either.

          • January 31, 2018 at 4:56 pm
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            Legends was considered Canon prior to the rebranding in 2014.

            “Everything that (is approved) by Lucasfilm is official. No matter how small the contribution, we’ve added to the well,”- Peter Schweighofer‏, author for the EU

            “Basically, everything except those items marked with an “Infinity” logo (i.e. the Star Wars Tales comics) is considered canon.”-Sue Rostoni, Lucas Books and Lucas Licensing Managing Editor
            “According to Lucas Licensing Editor Sue, Rostoni, ‘Canon refers to an authoritative list of books that Lucas Licensing editors consider an authentic part of the official Star Wars history. Our goal is to present a continuous and unified history of the Star Wars galaxy, insofar as that history does not conflict with, or undermine the meaning of Mr. Lucas’s Star Wars saga of films and screenplays.’ Things that Lucas Licensing does not consider official parts of the continuous Star Wars history show an Infinities logo or are contained in Star Wars Tales. Everything else is considered canon.”-Sue Rostoni, Lucas Books and Lucas Licensing Managing Editor

            Sounds like the Star Wars EU was canon to many when Lucasfilm reps and employees confirm it was.

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:16 pm
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            “Legends was considered Canon prior to the rebranding in 2014.”

            No it wasn’t. This is well documented. Sigh.

            Timothy Zahn:

            ““We just don’t have it as official [canon]—except it never really was official, in the sense that it was [set] in stone,” he said. “It was always something [George] Lucas could override at any time. And in fact, everybody who had written stuff about Boba Fett watched that backstory get demolished in the prequel trilogy.”

            George never saw any of that as part of his Star Wars. Only his works were canon.

            That’s why they got rid of them, that’s why he ignored it all when making TCW and the PT and that’s why if you ask him, he will say the same thing.

            Lucas Licensing considers it. George Lucas did not. This is not up for debate.

            You can find all the quotes you want, I have fought and won this battle dozens of times.

            Look at the movies and his own actions.

            https://io9.gizmodo.com/a-brief-history-of-star-wars-canon-old-and-new-1683320381

            “as the Clone Wars progressed, it turned to the EU for story ideas and characters, changing what was once in the eyes of many ‘true’ canon into something entirely new. Characters like Jedi Master Even Piell died in Clone Wars before they had in the comics. Others, like Asajj Ventress, took on completely new backstories.”

            “Lucas didn’t really care about any sort of canon — he only cared about the movies he made, everything else was ancillary (a belief Lucas has carried ever since).”

            Sounds like it was never canon to anyone who knew what was going on.

            I knew it wasn’t canon when I was 13, in the 90s. So did many others.

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:33 pm
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            Actually like I said it was considered Canon before the rebranding in 2014. Numerous Lucasfilm employees state this quite clearly.

            “”Lucasfilm canon” refers to anything produced by any of the Lucas companies, whether it be movies, books games or internet. “Movie canon” is only what you see and hear in the Star Wars films”- Leland Chee, Continuity Database administrator aka Keeper of the Holocron for Lucas Licensing.

            “He knows the comics very well – after the fact. He reads the comics. George knows more about Star Wars than we do. He doesn’t see the expanded universe as ‘his’ Star Wars but as ‘ours’. I think this has been mentioned previously, maybe in other places, but it’s not new info, as far as I remember”-Sue Rostoni, Lucas Books and Lucas Licensing Managing Editor.

            “”Parallel universe” suggests that each universe can go in separate directions which really isn’t the case with regard to the EU. The EU is bound by what is seen in the most current version of the films and by directives from George Lucas.”-Leland Chee, Continuity Database administrator aka Keeper of the Holocron for Lucas Licensing.

            “Lucas approves every important addition to the canon. The ambitious story beats contained in the new game The Force Unleashed were permitted only after he signed off—and spent hours talking to the developers about the relationship between Darth Vader and the Emperor.”- Leland Chee, Continuity Database administrator aka Keeper of the Holocron for Lucas Licensing.

            “A great deal of attention and care has been put into fleshing out the star wars universe because fans are sophisticated and demand a cohesive approach. Star Wars universe is unique in each story builds upon the last and leads into the next.”- Sue Rostoni, Lucas Books and Lucas Licensing Managing Editor and Allan Kausch Continuity Editor for Lucasfilm.

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:57 pm
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            Ah the infamous Star Log quote. You really have to love when the Star Wars EU haters bust this one out.

            “One of the biggest strengths of the Star Wars expanded universe – and something that sets it apart from similar franchises – is the fact that in its 30+ years of existence there’s never been a need for a reboot. Continuity has never become so out-of-whack that writers have been forced to throw in the towel and start over” – unaccredited editor’s notes on the Starwars.com article, Introducing… Leland Chee.

            “GL is certainly not bound by the EU, though he’s certainly open to using things created in it (Aayla Secura and the Coruscant name, for example). On the other hand, the quote you provide makes it sound like the EU is separate from George’s vision of the Star Wars universe. It is not. The EU must follow certain tenets set by George through the films and other guidelines that he provides outside of the films.”-Leland Chee, Continuity Database administrator aka Keeper of the Holocron for Lucas Licensing, on starwars.com December 7, 2005 (In response to the “I don’t read those books” Starlog magazine quote).

          • January 31, 2018 at 6:07 pm
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            The EU was always separate and hey, buddy:

            I am not a “hater” (Only rappers, Trump and people who can’t deal with differing opinions use that term.

            I’ve read and own EVERY EU BOOK there is and am currently re-reading Rebel Dawn of the Han Solo trilogy. So call me a hater and prove you know nothing.

            The EU is separate. They said those things to sell you books. It worked. Sorry, but it’s not true. All the quotes til you are blue in the face won’t change the fact that you can’t address the changes to TCW timeline, Boba Fett’s past and and all the other things George ignored.

          • January 31, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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            Then continue to remain ignorant then the quotes from Lucasfilm employees and current members of the Lucasfilm Story Group don’t lie. Proof is in the quotes. Whether you believe it or not you can’t ignore factual evidence which i provided.

          • January 31, 2018 at 6:17 pm
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            Proof is in the words of Lucas, their boss and the actions of Lucas who ignored it all.

            When Lucas wrote his treatment for TFA, Chewie was alive, Han and Leia didn’t have 3 kids and there was no mara jade.

            Explain that.

            And remain forever wrong.

          • January 31, 2018 at 6:26 pm
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            At this point no one knows what was in George Lucas’s treatments of the sequel trilogy. The only thing known is that the OT characters would come back and a new character named Kira was involved. The Lucasfilm Story group, mainly Kathleen Kennedy, chose to ignore those treatments for a new story.

            You also have the fact that George Lucas himself wrote the prologue for the Star Wars novel Shatterpoint.

            “Lucas approves every important addition to the canon. The ambitious story beats contained in the new game The Force Unleashed were permitted only after he signed off—and spent hours talking to the developers about the relationship between Darth Vader and the Emperor.”- Leland Chee, Continuity Database administrator aka Keeper of the Holocron for Lucas Licensing

            “He also reiterated that there would be no third trilogy, despite what he said years ago about the whole story being a trilogy of trilogies. He said it was a joke, and The Rolling Stone printed the idea as fact. After Episode III, there will be only printed Star Wars stories from now on.”-George Lucas as reported by Cinescape magazine.

            “George Lucas says “There really isn’t any story to tell. It’s been covered in the books, and video games, and comic books which are things I think are incredibly creative.”” George Lucas Interview with the LA times.

          • January 31, 2018 at 6:39 pm
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            We know because they have said what was in it.

            They didn’t ignore it, they developed it.

            Lucas had Han being killed by the Jedi Killer and Luke on an island alone. That’s all in there, just different.

            So “ignored” is fake news.

            And then Lucas ignored it all when he made his own stuff. So…shrug.

          • January 31, 2018 at 6:43 pm
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            Proof? As of right the only thing known about Lucas’s Sequel treatments were what i have mentioned and what fans have speculated about.

            Lucas has confirmed in a couple interviews that Kathleen Kennedy and Bob Iger ignored his treatments and replaced it with their own.

          • January 31, 2018 at 7:38 pm
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            Um, have you read what this own website has reported on several times in the past? Haha, come on dude.

            And the making of the last jedi confirms that they used his ideas, just later on than he expected.

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:45 pm
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            “He doesn’t see the expanded universe as ‘his’ Star Wars but as ‘ours’.”

            says it all right there.

            Haha did you read this?

            “The EU is bound by what is seen in the most current version of the films and by directives from George Lucas.”

            The EU is bound but Lucas is not bound by the EU, which you would know if you watched the PT or TCW.

            Not canon, never was, never will be. This is a fact.

          • January 31, 2018 at 5:52 pm
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            Then continue to remain ignorant then. I have provided factually evidence that the EU was part of George Lucas’s Star Wars story and that he and Lucasfilm employees approved of it.

            Continuity has been the supreme commandment at Lucasfilm for Shadows and all its Star Wars projects. The company had made the decision to not only expand its universe but have it unfold as a seamless chronicle. Whether a new star system is explored in a novel or a scene is set in ancient Jedi days from a comic series, nothing can contradict the history or logic of what has gone before. To keep it all straight there is ‘The Canon’, a timeline of major events and lifespan of main characters prepared by the continuity editors of Lucasfilm and considered the in-house bible of the Star Wars universe.” – Mark Cotta Vaz.

            “Everything that (is approved) by Lucasfilm is official. No matter how small the contribution, we’ve added to the well,”- Peter Schweighofer.

            “Everything outside of the films was collectively known as the Expanded Universe serving as an extension of the same universe as the films. If something happened in a book or a comic, it could potentially affect everything else happening in the universe. Any discrepancies that resulted would be resolved or retconned (short for retroactive continuity, i.e. changes from previously established continuity) across the board to try and create some consistency.”-Leland Chee, Continuity Database administrator aka Keeper of the Holocron for Lucas Licensing.

          • January 31, 2018 at 6:08 pm
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            The only ignorant one here is you, friend. I provided Lucas himself saying different and you provide the people who work for him selling books. I think we know who called the shots.

            “Seamless” HAHAHAHAHAH.

            The fact they had levels of canon proves how seamless it was.

            “Everything outside of the films” OUTSIDE OF THE FILMS, meaning separate. Your own quotes prove my points.

            Self-ownage.

  • January 30, 2018 at 4:56 pm
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    Just waiting for them to give in that Snoke is Darth Plagueis. Just a matter of time, Darth Vegas is not amused. Long live Supreme Leader Snoke the Wise.

  • January 31, 2018 at 12:55 am
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    Alright, I’ll ask the question no one wants to ask because the heat it will draw….Rey’s parents are 2 drunk scoundrels who sell her for beer money….could we see them in Solo? Not trying to bring down the wrath of haters or theory burners, just asking 🙂

    • January 31, 2018 at 4:55 am
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      Why not? That said, I have no idea how you’re going to identify them as her parents. Just show us a drunk couple on Jakku? She’s a bit young to have even been conceived at that point.

      • January 31, 2018 at 5:08 pm
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        Grandparents maybe haha. Not happening

      • January 31, 2018 at 5:08 pm
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        Grandparents maybe haha. Not happening

    • January 31, 2018 at 3:07 pm
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      How would we know who they are?
      A well thought out story runner would have shown them to usin that mirror scene from TLJ, then we could have recognized them again in Solo.

      • January 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm
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        A better story idea would be not to try to connect every damn thing.

        • February 2, 2018 at 10:12 pm
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          “No man is an island.” John Donne 🙂 J/k I agree with you. I was waiting to see what kind of train would chug down the track with that lunacy. It’s unreal how far we’ve come…I remember SW fans had civil conversations to WW3 because of opinions.

    • January 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm
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      No.

  • January 31, 2018 at 2:32 pm
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    Personally speaking, I’d quite like to see Prince Xizor canonized in some form. I think he could have worked rather well in Rebels (more so then Thrawn), particularly since we’ve already seen the Falleen and Black Sun reintroduced. Maybe some other elements from SOtE, like Guri and Rendar/Leebo.

  • January 31, 2018 at 3:21 pm
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    I have read 99% of the old EU, every book at least 5 times or more depending on the book so there’s a lot of those characters I’d love to see become canon, n no don’t just have the legends characters go off on their own that’s stupid, that was part of the problem before Disney bought lucasfilm

  • February 1, 2018 at 2:02 am
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    Part of the point of TLJ did seem to be to reduce, dampen or, at the very least, re-contextualise Luke Skywalker’s narrative as a heroic character. Even if that wasn’t the point, it was certainly the effect.

    I don’t see the necessity of having to lessen the heroism of the POV character from the OT (Luke) to amplify that of the POV character for the new one (Rey), *especially* when Rose says that winning is about saving what you love, not destroying what you hate. Rather, it seems to go against one of the film’s central messages. After all, in Ep. 4 both Obi-Wan and Luke were given space to be heroes in their own way, so it is possible.

    Ultimately, as with Superman’s character in DC’s Snyder films, I did not find the deconstruction of Luke Skywalker’s heroism especially entertaining given that (for me, at least) he’s an aspirational symbol of hope – something that TLJ recognises, but ultimately seeks to undermine rather than celebrate.

    I do appreciate that TLJ is making the comment that often myth is bigger than the man and sometimes myth is all you need to fuel a revolution. While I agree with that comment, it seems out of place in a SW movie, when SW has always been about celebrating – amplifying even – myths and tropes (a la Joseph Campbell’s ‘The Hero with a Thousand Faces’), rather than deconstructing or challenging them. IMHO that was the subtext of the Matrix sequels, which (quality issues aside) very much felt like commentary on the notions of heroism espoused by SW.

    Don’t get me wrong, I think TLJ was making a credible and important point about our heroes often having feet of clay… however, as with Zack Snyder’s Superman, I don’t find SW using the character of Luke Skywalker to challenge our notions of the heroic ideal very appealing. Instead, I’d have preferred to see him reinforce them, following in the tradition of the great myths and legends of yore (…as well as the movie serials from the ‘30s and ‘40s from which SW drew inspiration).

    As Mark Hamill himself says, “…although I still say a Jedi would never give up. But that’s old school, this is a new generation.”

  • February 1, 2018 at 3:57 am
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    This gives me some excitement. Don’t disappoint.

  • February 3, 2018 at 5:51 pm
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    So if fans have to choose between Kylo Ren or Jacen n Jaina, only Kylo Ren is canon. Luke never married, Mara Jade never existed, no Jedi Academy. The people at Lucasfilm said what they did when there was no ep 7 or 8. The movies are the only official version, but anyone can still read those books for their enjoyment

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