The vast Star Wars Expanded Universe told stories from every era in the galaxy, from the Old Republic to the Galactic Civil War and beyond. However, with the new canon, it has been revealed that Disney and Lucasfilm are not playing as fast-and-loose as they once were.
Claudia Gray, the author of the Star Wars novel Lost Stars, wants to do a sequel but has been blocked by the Lucasfilm Story Group, as the first novel goes right up until the end of the Battle of Jakku. Jakku is considered to be the final event in the general Original Trilogy era.
Check out what she said below:
Claudia hopes to do a sequel to Lost Stars, but it has to be when the story group opens up storytelling after the Battle of Jakku.
— Bryan Young (@swankmotron) September 2, 2017
The Lucasfilm Story Group is in charge of ensuring that every Star Wars story produced fits into the canon and that there are not any lapses or contradictions. Since the former Expanded Universe is not canon, every bit of Star Wars media created since the Story Group was formed in 2012 is considered to be the “true story”.
These stories have been limited to a few specific eras in Star Wars history, not nearly as far reaching as the old EU. Mainly the gap between the Prequel and Original Trilogy as well as the gaps between the individual films have been the first to be filled in. This particular block suggests that the Story Group wants to keep the timeframe between the Original and Sequel Trilogies open for the films to explore and define first.
Hopefully, we learn more about this mysterious gap in Star Wars lore in The Last Jedi.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.
8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See
May the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.
Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.
Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!
Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!