Lucasfilm Creative Executive Weighs In On The Age-Old Debate Of Star Wars Canon

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Who shot first: Han or Greedo?

It’s merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the age-old debate concerning Star Wars canon, and in a new series of Tweets, Lucasfilm creative executive Pablo Hidalgo weighed in on the matter in question. As Hidalgo himself points out, these messages aren’t indicative of Lucasfilm’s stance, and are more of a simple “observation” on rules and how Star Wars fans, in particular, tend to pour over every little detail that makes up Lucasfilm’s galaxy far, far away with a fine-tooth comb.

Perhaps the biggest shake-up to that legacy came in 2014, when Disney and Lucasfilm rounded up most, if not all of the licensed novels and comics – novels and comics that had existed in the Expanded Universe since 1977 – and rebranded them to be Star Wars Legends and, crucially, non-canon. From that point on, the Mouse House fostered a new branch of Star Wars-related content that included The Clone Wars and Rebels, not to mention the newly-released animated series, Forces of Destiny. Essentially, that means that any content released post-2014 can be considered canon, unless otherwise stated.

Truth be told, it’s a little confusing, and the furore over Disney’s decision to isolate the Expanded Universe can still be felt to this day. And though he didn’t mention that process specifically, Pablo Hidalgo did present an interesting train of thought regarding Star Wars canon and the adoration it tends to attract.

Per Twitter:

It’s fuel for thought, and not much else. From what we gather, Hidalgo is noting that if there are some discrepancies in the events of Star Wars Rebels and, say, Disney’s live-action franchise, it shouldn’t be cause for concern. The Star Wars universe is now so big that fans ought to expect a handful of story quirks and idiosyncracies from time to time.

Next up for Disney and Lucasfilm’s juggernaut is the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15th.

Source: Twitter

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