|Crash Override wrote:
|If the sequel trilogy incorporates the Expanded Universe, I certainly hope that it places it after Fate of the Jedi.
Allana is one of the issues I see, though. People aren't going to want to see another child protagonist after Episode I, so I highly suspect that will be avoided like the plague. ...
There's certainly room for hope that Disney is more respectful of the Expanded Universe than Lucas was, because while Lucas was more interested in his storytelling, Disney is more likely to respect it to preserve sales.
This actually is a decent segue for something I've had on my mind for a few days now. A lot of people online on different forums/blogs/etc suggest that major obstacles for maintaining EU continuity are that
A) There's no space for the sequel trilogy until after FOTJ (and now Sword of the Jedi).
B) There's too much of the EU to explain to casual audiences without them getting completely lost in what's happened, or a 2 hour opening crawl.
In point of fact, both are completely wrong.
A) A New Hope was released 38 years before EP VII is expected to be released.
The New Jedi Order ends at the beginning 30 ABY, and LOTF does not start until mid-41 ABY. There ONLY intervening material is the Dark Nest Trilogy which spans a few months around 36 ABY.
That gives a more-or-less completely open 10 year gap for a sequel trilogy to take place which happens to very closely mirror the ages of the OT actors as they would be in-universe.
Additionally, it allows certain fan-favorite characters (Mara, Jacen, Jaina, Pellaeon, Omas) to appear without any difficulty.
It fits with a female Solo protagonist (given that Jaina was in full fighting form at the end of NJO, and shown to be doing field work at the beginning of Dark Nest), and would significant writer's freedom to come up with a story. So long as they don't kill any major characters or destroy the GF government.
B) Its entirely possible to summarize the EU between those times in a regularly sized opening title crawl and still introduce the theme of the movie without the slightest difficulty.
Allow me to demonstrate:
Episode VII: A Shadow Falls
The galaxy has been at war for 30 years.
Long after the death of Emperor Palpatine,
Imperial Remnants fought for survival.
After a treaty was finally signed,
half the galaxy was destroyed
by invaders from beyond the galactic rim.
A united galaxy fought back to survive,
but the cost of peace was high.
Now the fledgling Galactic Alliance and
rebuilt Jedi Order must unite a fractured galaxy against
a sinister force that plots to take control of
the galaxy for their own nefarious purposes...
Which is precisely 84 words. Only one longer than the 83 of the crawl for A New Hope.
Yes. Its a crude description, but its thrown together in 5 minutes. Does it include every detail of the Expanded Universe? Certainly not.
Does it give you enough a basic summary of the protracted civil war and NJO that you could comfortably understand the galaxy +/- a few throwaway lines? I think so.
And it might even peak people's interest to check out "what the hell happened the last 30 years?" in the EU.
So, in short, if Disney wants to keep the EU, they can do so very easily. If they chose to ignore it, its just that. A CHOICE. And one that does little other than involve less work on their part.
|Darth Skuldren wrote:
|Yes, we're still at the mercy of Darth_Henning