also, lucasfilm is really no more and has zero say in anything. disney owns everything star wars and they have final say over everything. disney is a for profit big hollywood studio and their only concern is how much money the film with bring in. disney doesnt care about star wars anymore than viacom cared about star trek.
You would be wrong about that. Disney has had a very close relationship with Star Wars. If you had ever been to Star Wars weekends you would know that.
during which they invite the 501st a fan made storm trooper legion to join in on the parade
Disney is also the reason why the last two Star Wars celebrations were held in Orlando.
Yes Disney cares about profit but unlike Viacom they know the best way to maxize profit is to make something the best that it can be. That's why the Marvel movies are so freaking amazing right now.