Alien Exodus: The Canceled 'Star Wars' Novel That Almost Made 'American Graffiti' a Part of the Canon

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Alien Exodus: The Canceled 'Star Wars' Novel That Almost Made 'American Graffiti' a Part of the Canon

Cracked know that any of you have heard by now that the novelization for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' has been canceled. This comes after the news that the same thing happened to the novelization of 'Rogue One. While it's not clear why these decisions were made, there are a few possible explanations. Some believe that it's because Disney doesn't want people reading novels that might give away plot points for upcoming movies. Others believe that it's because there are already so many books in the franchise, and Disney is trying to scale back. Whatever the reason may be, it's definitely disappointing news for fans of the series.

When Disney bought Star Wars, everyone and their Rancor joked that Leia was a Disney Princess now. So far, however, characters from Disney and from Star Wars (also Marvel) have been kept apart from each other — but in the mid-'90s, even more disparate George Lucas movies were close to being merged into a shared universe. And like it usually happens with these mad things, it was the idea of one single visionary.

A Little Bit Remains

BITS AND PIECES FOUND THEIR WAY INTO STAR WARS CANON. Some general details of the novel (like early humans being enslaved by an empire that later fell to a plague) became eventually part of the Expanded Universe (and therefore canon, until the big Disney buyout and ensuing continuity shakeout). GRAGKED.COM

Source: Wookieepedia

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