Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, was in Singapore this past week with George Lucas for the opening of the Sandcrawler Building, the regional headquarters for Lucasfilm in Singapore.

When asked by the Singapore news outlet, The Straits Times, what was planned for the Star Wars spin-off films, Kennedy had this to say:

“George [Lucas] was so clear as to how that works. The canon that he created was the Star Wars saga. Right now, Episode Seven falls within that canon. The spin-off movies, or we may come up with some other way to call those films, they exist within that vast universe that he created… There is no attempt being made to carry characters (from the standalone films) in and out of the saga episodes. Consequently, from the creative standpoint, it’s a roadmap that George made pretty clear.”

So, if Saga characters aren’t going to appear in spin-off films, who will? Original characters, or characters who would not be around – according to canon – by the time the events of Episode VII unfold? Time will tell.

You can see video from the opening of the Sandcrawler Building in Singapore right here.

(Sources: Slashfilm.com and The Straits Times)

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  1. Joe2
    January 18, 2014 at 15:42 Reply

    Sound like they’ll introduce characters in Ep VII that will be in Ep’s VIII and IX and the stand-alones will focus on those. Not sure how I feel.

  2. Lisa
    January 18, 2014 at 16:44 Reply

    I don’t know. Maybe something is lost in the translation, because it seems unclear. To me, it sounds like there won’t be any crossover between the Saga films (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII,VIII, and IX) and the stand-alones… spin offs… whatever they decide to call them. LOL

  3. Melinda
    January 21, 2014 at 17:44 Reply

    As long as the scripts are well-written and the movies well-done, I am looking forward to all of them — canon-based and spin-off. There is so much depth in the Star Wars Galaxy with characters of all sorts that it will be rather interesting to see how they survive, fare during events that have become familiar to us as well as deal with crisis of their own. Kind of like “The Clone Wars” that really didn’t center on the “main” characters.

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