9 Things From Star Wars History That No Longer ‘Exist’

Author Thumbnail BY Jon Arvedon - January 13, 2018

On April 25, 2014, much to the dismay of fans across the galaxy, Lucasfilm announced that the countless Star Wars novels, comics, video games, and other forms of media in the Expanded Universe were no longer part of official Star Wars canon. Instead, those stories would be rebranded under the Star Wars Legends banner and moving forward, the Disney-owned Lucasfilm would only recognize the (then) six existing live-action films, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series and film, and all future material as being canonical.

Naturally, this news was met with very mixed reactions. For some, it was nothing to bat an eye at because, even if they were non-canon, the old EU stories still existed for them to enjoy whenever they pleased. For others, it felt as though Disney and Lucasfilm were telling them, “Hey, you know those 30 years worth of stories you love so much? Well, now they don’t matter!”

Regardless of which side of that fence you fall on, there’s no denying that Legends is full of amazing Star Wars content, and even though some of it has since found its way into the new continuity, it’s highly likely that a good portion of that material will never resurface in new media. With that in mind, here are 9 things from Star Wars history that no longer ‘exist’:

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Jon Arvedon was born and raised on the not-so-mean streets of Central Massachusetts. Jon uses his time consuming, collecting, and sharing all aspects of nerd culture. Follow Jon on Twitter @JonArvedon.
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