Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy elaborated on the Star Wars spin-off films and how they will work yesterday at the “Sandcrawler” building’s opening in Singapore.
When asked if she was concerned about the possibility of the spin-offs distorting the story threads laid down in the original saga, she says the universe ceased by series creator George Lucas was large enough to contain “endless opportunities” for new content:
“George was so clear as to how that works. The canon that he created was the Star Wars saga. Right now, episode seven falls within that canon. The spin-off movies, or we may come up with some other way to call those films, they exist within that vast universe that he created.
There is no attempt being made to carry characters (from the standalone films) in and out of the saga episodes. Consequently, from the creative standpoint, it’s a roadmap that George made pretty clear.”
So Kennedy makes it pretty clear she was interested in honoring Lucas’ plans and roadmap for Star Wars.
If this means that the saga trilogy and spin-offs will not crossover, what does that mean for a Han Solo spin-off? Can he be in only one or the other?