After Disney purchased Lucasfilm, they made the controversial decision to reset the Star Wars canon. Lucasfilm released a statement back in 2014 detailing the extent of the universe reset.

While Lucasfilm always strived to keep the stories created for the EU consistent with our film and television content as well as internally consistent, Lucas always made it clear that he was not beholden to the EU. He set the films he created as the canon. This includes the six Star Wars episodes, and the many hours of content he developed and produced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. These stories are the immovable objects of Star Wars history, the characters and events to which all other tales must align.

However, they did mention Extended Universe (EU) story elements would be included in the new canon.

While the universe that readers knew is changing, it is not being discarded. Creators of new Star Wars entertainment have full access to the rich content of the Expanded Universe. For example, elements of the EU are included in Star Wars Rebels. The Inquisitor, the Imperial Security Bureau, and Sienar Fleet Systems are story elements in the new animated series, and all these ideas find their origins in roleplaying game material published in the 1980s.

Star Wars Rebels also introduced Grand Admiral Thrawn as an in-canon character and reintroduced the Hammerhead-class cruiser which was used extremely effectively in Rogue One.

But now it looks like more Legends characters will be introduced into the new Star Wars canon. Lucasfilm Story Group member, Leleand Chee answered a question about whether beloved Star Wars characters like Revan or Darth Zannah would show up in the new canon. Chee replied, “You wouldn’t believe some of the Legends characters that will be cropping up in various media in the coming months. Hey, if Tag and Bink can show up, ANYthing is possible.”

Tag and Bink are two Rebellion members who comically fumbled their way into the Star Wars in the Dark Horse Comics courtesy of writer Kevin Rubio and artist Lucas Marangon. The two will be appearing in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Movie. Director Ron Howard revealed their inclusion in the upcoming film. Interestingly enough, the two are dressed as Imperial officers.

When exploring other eras of the Star Wars universe was mentioned, Leland Chee was optimistic saying, “I’d love to see storytelling in other eras as well.”

He even hinted that we might see some of The Old Republic.

However, as one user pointed out, Chee “learned much about answering without answering.”

Many took Chee’s news as good and began pitching for the characters they want to see show up in the new canon.

However, a number of fans were not happy with the news. They suggested the Expanded Universe continue in its own universe separate from the new canon.

Others were even more negative. They don’t want the Lucasfilm Story Group and Disney’s influence to “ruin characters.”

What do you think? Is this good news that the Lucasfilm Story Group will be introducing Legends characters into the new Star Wars canon or do you want them to continue the stories from Legends in a separate universe similar to Marvel’s 616 universe and the Marvel Ultimate Universe?

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