The star wars The franchise is famous for its movies, TV series as well as comics. The comic storyline has long paralleled that of movies and shows, which later in turn moved away. The former Lucasfilm publishing director had opened up about how she joined publishing and what she thinks would have made the Expanded Universe canon or not.
She said that while the Expanded Universe had a lot to offer, it derived from many storylines and was never meant to be canon. She explained that everything in it was just a back story that was far from canon. According to his canon, this would only be what George Lucas would produce.
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George Lucas Never Wanted The Emperor To Be Cloned In Star Wars
According to former Lucasfilm publishing director Lucy Autrey Wilson, the writers were constantly trying to maintain a sense of consistency in the comics so as not to clash with anything George Lucas had created. She revealed that when the idea of creating books and comics for the series was born, Lucas hadn’t really been involved in bringing those storylines to fruition.
The writers had been given complete creative freedom to take the lead, and Lucas would only receive copies of the books and comics after they were published. In the Dark Horse Trilogy, The dark empire It was then that George Lucas finally decided to share his point of view, stating that the Emperor would never be cloned. This allowed Wilson to always pre-check plot points that could directly affect the main storyline of the star wars franchise. She then started sending him memos with yes/no questions for his approval and input to maintain consistency.
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The Emperor is cloned in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
George Lucas selling Lucasfilm to Disney brought major changes to the star wars universe. Not only did Kathleen Kennedy, the president, remark in 2019 that she didn’t have source material for other films, but she also said there were no comics or novels from 800 pages to support the storytellers’ ideas, and that they were working independently to do something. for fans.
The release of The Rise of Skywalker created another barrier for the franchise because the movie did exactly what Lucas claimed it was against, which was cloning the Emperor in order to make him the movie’s antagonist.
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