The EU Around the Web

There’s been a lot happening with the Expanded Universe online lately. Having trouble keeping up with it all? We’ve got you covered. Read on for a rundown of some of the hottest EU links from the past week.

  • You can cast Timothy Zahn’s Star Wars: Heir to the Empire. For some fans, a film version of the 20-year-old novel would be manna from heaven. While it’s unlikely that such a movie will ever see production, fantasizing about the project can still be fun. Suvudu is asking fans to vote in new polls each day as they attempt to create a dream cast all of the major characters from HttE. Today’s character is Wedge, and previous polls include Gilad Pellaeon, Talon Karrde, and Joruus C’Baoth. One of the biggest casting questions will come on Monday, when Suvudu focuses on Mara Jade. I’m particularly interested to see the actor and actress choices given when they attempt to recast Han, Luke, and Leia.
  • Club Jade wonders if it’s time for Del Rey to give Michael Stackpole another crack at the Star Wars universe. Stackpole seems pretty interested, saying that the ball is in Del Rey’s court. Many fans would love to see him return after an 11 year hiatus, and a petition for Del Rey to bring him back has been gaining steam over the last few days.
  • We’re just a week away from the premiere of the 4th season of The Clone Wars. Thanks to an advanced screening at Fan Expo Canada, the folks at Star Wars Canada have already seen the episode, and have offered up a spoiler-filled review.
  • Artist Chris Trevas provided some more information about The Book of the Sith on his Facebook pageLike The Jedi Path, this will be the deluxe presentation with a fancy opening case and artifacts inside. I assume there will probably be a simple book-only version sometime later.(via)

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