, 09:16 PM
G-Canon is no longer Absolute , its now D-Canon ...........D is in Disney
Only Episodes I - VI are set in stone. Everything else is.... maleable, for lack of a better term. The different levels of Canon are in place for a reason. G-Canon is the only Absolute. T and C are there to show that it was approved by Lucas, fits with the general plot of the movies, and doesn't stray too far from the spirit of Star Wars. S, and N are there to deal with discrepancies. For example, the account of the Clone Wars given in The Thrawn Trilogy was wrong, and was relegated to S-Canon as a false rumor of what really happened. Since it could be viewed that the Clones went "insane" when Order 66 was given, it had just enough credibility to stick around as an S-Canon rumor. Leland Chee has the unenviable task of making all the pieces fit as much as possible. It's hard when the puzzle keeps changing shape.
George Lucas is gainfully employed in a small roll at Disney , there is no contract to be held that keeps his Rules as Law anymore.
Leland Chee no longer works for George Lucas , he is still employed by LucasFilms which is OWNED by DIsney . He can say his opinion and advise , but Disney has the FInal Say in THEIR NEW 4 Billion Dollar Property !
While George Lucas is also held by no contract and is only paid further more by his role in Lucas Films which is now under Kennedy not above . He will surely be respected but when it comes to how Disney wishes there PROPERTY to go , Disney has the Final Say not George Lucas.
Leland Chee is a Record holder of sorts , he does not make Canon or decide it over DIsney . He has NO SAY . He really had no say before as well . He went by Rules that were given to him by George Lucas and he followed them as he himself has stated manytimes . Now there are NEW RULES .
So in the end G-Canon no longer holds water , 1-6 movies will remain Canon word for word , screen for screen as the movie shows them . But things like Lucas saying "Han shot first" or "Who or What was the biggest baddest Mofo in Town " no longer do .
Disney will ultimately decide who they want as key roles character wise by how well new and old fans see them .
Luke Skywalker will likely have a new Role in the new Disney Star Wars in 7 or beyond , and if not oh well .
I love Star Wars but that goes beyond any character period , so I say bring on the new movies .
PS.........George Lucas should and shall be always remembered as the man who made StarWars , much like Stan Lee will always be remembered for Spiderman , X-men .............ect ect oh and Jack Kirby for the real Marvel Buffs.