VIDEO: Future STAR WARS Movies to Ignore Expanded Universe
The Star Wars team announced that future movies, spin-offs, and other Star Wars related features will not be beholden to the Expanded Universe created over the years. According to Lucas, Star Wars Episodes I - VI are the only movies in which the world is set in stone, everything else is changeable. The reason is because the creative team doesn't want to be limited by the EU.
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Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy stated, "We have an unprecedented slate of new Star Wars entertainment on the horizon. We're set to bring Star Wars back to the big screen, and continue the adventure through games, books, comics, and new formats that are just emerging. This future of interconnected storytelling will allow fans to explore this galaxy in deeper ways than ever before."
Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to potentially hit theaters sometime in 2015 with a script by Michael Arndt, should everything with newly-tapped director J.J. Abrams run smoothly. Disney and Lucasfilm plan to release a new installment of the trilogy every other year, including origin stories for Ford's Han Solo, Boba Fett, and possibly even Yoda.