STILL THE DEFINITIVE FOLLOW UP TO THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY.
With new Star Wars films on the horizon, now is a good time to rediscover the highlight of the old Expanded Universe.
A few days ago it was announced that principle photography for the seventh Star Wars film has been completed. The title of Episode VII, which is the first part of a new trilogy set after Return Of The Jedi, was also confirmed to be The Force Awakens. (Yes, I agree, it’s a very uninspired title.)
Little is actually known about the plot of the film, or the trilogy in general, but what is known for certain is that these new films will not be acknowledging the vast Expanded Universe of Star Wars literature that has been produced over the years. Earlier this year, Disney, the new owners of the franchise, announced that they were de-canonising the stories told in these books, comics etc. so as not to constrain the producers of future films. This is actually not a bad thing because most of the Expanded Universe material (with a handful of exceptions) is unmitigated rubbish.