Film Well, not really, but this whole thing is a getting a bit interesting. In previous posts (here and here) I've discussed exactly what the Expanded Universe has to do with the upcoming new Star Wars films the extent to which the two will intrude on one another. Looks like we have our answer. In an interview with IGN, Star Wars spinoff film consultant and Rebels executive producer Simon Kinberg said this:
"I know for the movies, the canon is the canon and the canon is the six films that exist."
So there you have it. In making the sequels, the EU's being ignored. No Mitth'raw'nuruodo, no Skywalker kids, or at least not the Skywalker kids from the novels and Chewbacca lives. Well, good. Of course, this also means no Mara Jade and Boba Fett's still a clone, which is bad. But in terms of not feeling the need to adhere to the late night fevered whims of a spin-off author trying to meet a deadline in attempting to construct a decent screenplay, good, good.