New Star Wars Spin-Off Movies Will Not Draw on the Expanded Universe 0

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Screenwriter Simon Kinberg is currently working on one of the upcoming Star Wars spin-offs, but he has recently clarified that the main series of films will not be based on the expanded universe from the novels, contrary to rumors and speculations that have circulated last year.

“You know, it’s not off-limits, and it’s certainly inspiring,” says Kinberg of the expanded universe material. “I’m working on an animated show for [Lucasfilm] as well, Star Wars: Rebels, that will take inspiration from everywhere.”

“But…” he continues, “I know for the movies, the canon is the canon, and the canon is the six films that exist.”

Source: IGN.com