Star Wars EU canon
It's been announced that Disney has ordered a complete review of Star Wars extended universe canon. There will be no more tiers of canon. Material will either be canon or non-canon as decided by official canon keepers in the Lucas division.
The only EU stuff I'm familiar with are the KOTOR games and Clone Wars. Never read any of the books or comics. So is this good or bad news?
Just on what you've posted, it sounds like they are getting their house in order for the last three episodes to ensure it doesn't conflict with anything deemed canon.
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I think it's to keep Abrams happy. My understanding is he got "upset" because CBS/Paramount wouldn't stop or pull the original Star Trek stuff from the stores. He felt it caused the fans [new and old] to get confused, etc.
Bottom line, I think it's a money issue. Abrams as well as Disney wants to maximize their money from all things Star Wars. So by "pruning" the branches from the canon, they regain more control over the product.
The first two KOTOR games were fun, as was the Clone Wars TV series.
Wouldn't the Force Unleashed series be part of the EU?
Edited to add link:
How the Battle Over Star Trek Rights Killed J.J. Abrams Grand Ambitions
The franchise's licensing and merchandising rights are split between CBS and Paramount which created headaches for the multihyphenate's production company Bad Robot
A struggle over the U.S.S. Enterprise's past and future helped sour J.J. Abrams on the "Star Trek" franchise and may have contributed to his decision to take on the "Star Wars" universe.
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Watching football last night, Disney is doing a fair bit of advertising (March break no doubt) and they've already integrated Star Wars into their parks.
They've become cartoon figures.
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