Lucasfilm Story Group’s Leland Chee on canon, Legends and more

Lucasfilm’s Leland Chee, of Holocron and Story Group fame, is on SyFy’s Fandom Files podcast this week, where he talks about Star Wars, his role at the company through the years and the challenges of canon and continuity.

The big headlines coming out of this are all about Chee’s talk of Chewbacca’s death in Vector Prime as an example of the reasons for the decanonization of what’s now called Legends, but the reasons are far broader than a single story decision in 1999. Yes, Evan Piell, The Clone Wars and George Lucas is also in the mix, so it’s worth an actual listen for the full context on how continuity worked before Disney and Story Group.

Chee also talks about what we’ll see at the Galaxy’s Edge parks:

“You’re gonna go to Batu and you are not gonna see T-shirts with the Star Wars logo on it,” he revealed. “You are going to be in an authentic Star Wars environment, and the things that you can eat and things that you can buy and things that you can see, all are within the world of Star Wars — not baseball caps with Star Wars all over it. You’re gonna have that, because fans are gonna bring what they bring to the experience, but from what the park gives to the fans, it’s going to be authentic in universe.”

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