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The Star Wars Expanded Universe as Corporate Storytelling

The Star Wars Expanded Universe as Corporate Storytelling by Dom Nardi The most controversial issue in contemporary Star Wars fandom isn’t Jar Jar Binks, Kylo Ren’s lightsaber, or even whether or not Han shot first, but rather the status of tie-in media. On April 25, 2014, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that the Star Wars Expanded Universe—all the books, comics, and ...

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Star Wars: Is the EU Really Gone?

Ever since Disney and the Lucasfilm Story Group announced that the already-existing Expanded Universe would be rebranded as “Legends” and no longer continued as it was, many Star Wars fans have taken the news especially hard. They blame Disney for “killing the EU” and invalidating the stories that many spent years reading and re-reading in favor of stifling a franchise ...

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Big Developments on the EU Front

A few months back, LucasFilm and Disney announced that the Star Wars Expanded Universe would undergo a major upheaval in coming months in order to create a more unified universe. This weekend came not just one announcement, but several regarding the future of the Star Wars novels. Junior novels were announced for Star Wars Rebels last year, causing many adult ...

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Sword of the Jedi Trilogy "On Hold"

Well, it looks like the first casualty of the reformation of the Star Wars EU has come. Christie Golden tweeted yesterday: The Sword of the Jedi trilogy would have focused on Jaina Solo following the events of Fate of the Jedi. Whether or not the “indefinite hiatus” will translate to actual cancellation for this series is yet to be determined. ...

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Star Wars Expanded Universe To Become Canon…Sort Of

Not even two weeks into the new year and Disney/Marvel isn’t wasting time with more Star Wars news! Disney recently announced that the Star Wars comics license will be going back to Marvel after more than two decades at Dark Horse. With Disney purchasing Marvel back in 2009, the move was an inevitable decision that many were counting down to ...

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