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Hi!!! I'm new to Wikia and not sure if this is the place to post this (please don't get mad if it isn't) but I have some questions regarding the overall status of Star Wars Canon. Previously I only had watched the movies and occasionally the clone wars but when news broke out about the sequel trilogy I learned about the Expanded Universe and got heavily into it. I understand that the sequel trilogy will not be following the previous post episode 6 stories but will be new original new ones (though some of the new actors cast for it look EU character familiar). I don't want to discuss theories but have some questions regarding the overall old canon and new. Disney and Lucas film said it would not be discarding the previous told stories but will be making a new canon universe with old elements and characters possibly showing up to become real canon with the 9 movies and the clone wars and rebels being immovable objects. After watching all six seasons of TCW and the premiere of Rebels I was wondering how this might apply to immovable objects in TCW that came from the EU. Mainly I noticed Quinlan Vos (a dark horse comics created character), the Dathomir Nightsisters (originally shown in The Courtship of Princess Leia), and the Mortis Monolith (which was mentioned in Legacy of the Force: Apocalypse) all appeared in that show. Since The Clone Wars show is T Canon and these elements appeared in it with the previous two originating in the Expanded Universe and the third mentioned in it are these part of the new made canon? I guess what I'm really asking is can someone explain in detail the overall canon of Star Wars? I've read a great deal of all Star Wars era books and comics since episode 7 announcement but after going online and researching I still don't understand what did happen in the Star Wars universe and what didn't happen. —Unsigned comment byEsomxummills (talk • contribs).
You've pretty much got it. Anything that appeared or happened in the EU is not canon, unless it is reintroduced or reappears in something that's part of the new canon (Rebels, TCW, sequel trilogy, new books, etc.) From what they've said, they're basically treating the old EU as a resource, so the creators of the new works are free to reintroduce characters like Quinlan Vos. When the announcement was made that they were creating a new continuity, Quinlan Vos, for example, became non-canon—but now that he's appearing in the new continuity, he becomes canon again. As we go along, I think we'll see a lot more from the EU being reintroduced in the new canon. IFYLOFD(Enter the Floydome) 20:41, October 8, 2014 (UTC)
That said, things from the EU being introduced into the Disney canon do not automatically bring their EU history with them. Hypothetically, they could choose to name a film/TV/game character "Thrawn"—and even make the new character a Chiss—but that doesn't mean that it's the Zahn Grand Admiral Thrawn that we all know and love. Maybe he is a she, she is a bartender on Ord Mantell between ANH and ESB, and whoever was writing that day just liked the sound of a female bartender named Thrawn. It doesn't mean that things will play out this way, but be aware that in approaching Disney Canon material, knowledge of the EU could either be useful or useless. — DigiFluid(Whine here) 20:49, October 8, 2014 (UTC)
One nitpick from what Ifindyourlackoffaithdisturbing said: Quinlan Vos isn't a great example, because his existence was already canon (see TCW and the reference in ROTS, "Master Vos has moved his troops to Boz Pity.") And DigiFluid's note is also important. The entire backstory of Vos does not become canon just because he was in an episode of TCW (which is good, because his appearance in TCW contradicted some of what he did in Republic). Same applies to everything (consider Ryloth, which became the canon homeworld of the Twi'leks in TCW, but they left out the tidally-locked portion of it). Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith-Just shy, not antisocial: You can talk to me!- 12:42, October 9, 2014 (UTC)