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Jan 18, 2014

Lucas is Canon, everything else is Extended Universe


There has been a bit of internet chatter about how Star Wars canon was being settled at the moment. We ignored most of it as there was too much fan boy speculation based on a single statement on twitter that had no depth.

But the pundits' attention was enough for a reporter to ask That Special Lady in charge of Star Wars, Kathleen Kennedy was the deal on canon now was, and she makes it very clear: 

"George was so clear as to how that works. The canon that he created was the Star Wars saga. Right now, episode seven falls within that canon. The spin-off movies, or we may come up with some other way to call those films, they exist within that vast universe that he created" 

Which we interpret as anything George has hands on with was canon, anything else is extended universe material. So can we assume them there will be no cloned Emperor to contend with?

But then  Kennedy made the waters a little muddy:

"There is no attempt being made to carry characters (from the standalone films) in and out of the saga episodes. Consequently, from the creative standpoint, it's a roadmap that George made pretty clear"

That last one is possibly not a statement about canon but it does offer an insight into the stand alone films - they could be about anything within the Star Wars universe. Which means KK basically said nothing much new on the Star Wars front!

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