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.
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