Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
Well, that's the thing: He basically signed off and let the authors do as they chose. There was a novel division of Lucasfilm that basically helped to formulate the EU, but even those guys ****ed up.
Timothy Zahn was very vocal at one point about how "crazy" the EU had become and tried to "reel it back in", as it were, with some of his novels.
The bottom line is that if it didn't happen in the movies or the Clone Wars series, it didn't happen.
Disney and the writer's they've hired have absolutely no obligation to the EU, whatsoever. And according to George, who's been quoted on several occasions, it's more of a "Parallel Universe" than it is the real Star Wars universe.
Don't expect anything from those novels to show up in future Star Wars movies, except for maybe a planet name or reference here or there, if that.
TBH I never knew there were more than 5 or 6 Star Wars books...I'm shocked to hear there are more than 40.
Any idea how much George got for each "blessing"?