Originally Posted by Garcia Bronco
I don't think that is true. Either way I would expect some variance, but I would not expect a complete distortion of the timeline and events. Otherwise there is a large portion of the franchise that falls to dust.
Darth Plagueis in particular fits snug against the Phantom Menace and about completely explains how Darth Sidious comes to be.
Dude, it's completely true. The EU is not canon.
Lucas has already confirmed that the next trilogy has nothing to do with the EU.
It his story, BTW. Not Thrawn or Jedi Academy, etc.