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Lucasfilm Announces Break With Star Wars Expanded Universe 157

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RogueyWon writes: "A recent blog post from Lucasarts had confirmed that the new Star Wars movies planned for release by Disney will formally break continuity with the Expanded Universe novels, comics and video games. They say, 'In order to give maximum creative freedom to the filmmakers and also preserve an element of surprise and discovery for the audience, Star Wars Episodes VII-IX will not tell the same story told in the post-Return of the Jedi Expanded Universe.' The news is unlikely to be a surprise, given George Lucas's previous pronouncements on the issue."
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Lucasfilm Announces Break With Star Wars Expanded Universe

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  • Re:Translation (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 26, 2014 @03:25PM (#46849417)

    To be fair, more than half of the clone wars series was too. There were a few authors that did a good job. Personally I like the majority of Zahn's work better than the original Star Wars Story itself. It is an incredible saga showcasing the triumph the human(oid) mind, and will above all else. The original hand of Thrawn trilogy was so artistically done. Allegiance, & Choices of one were just as good.

    If Disney / Lucas cared at all they would make those into a subset of movies of some kind. They flesh out the universe in ways no other work has touched (not even the originals). Ysalimari, force bubbles. Defeating an enemy utilizing psychological flaws deduced by studying their species artwork. An enslaved group of stealh assassins as strong as wookies?!. Beautiful, just beautiful. Then there was the ever-present competence, and problem solving ability of Mara Jade, and Thrawn showcased in a variety of situations. It doesn't get better than those works.

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