Star Wars Legends Characters Soon to be Canon
More Legends Characters from Star Wars About to be Canonized
Star Wars fans may soon find themselves having something else to be excited about in the near future.
The LucasFilm Story Group offered something of a tease from one of its members that other characters who are part of “Star Wars Legends” may soon be re-canonized. As of now, director Ron Howard has made it clear that Tag and Bink, who are two of the many minor characters now in Legends, will be showing up in the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
With this in mind, fans are left to wonder how many other characters from the Legends continuity will be making their way back into canon. Leland Chee, a part of the LucasFilm Story Group, took to Twitter and explicitly stated that several different characters will be coming into the official canon in the upcoming months, suggesting that anything is on the table.
For a brief history lesson, it’s was back in 2014 that the Star Wars Expanded Universe as a whole was retconned and then renamed as “Legends.” This announcement came after Disney purchased LucasFilm back in 2012, all so the sequel trilogy could be made but with fresher ideas and concepts. In short, everything in the original six films and Star Wars: The Clone Wars was left as canon, everything else was written as part of Legends.
Needless to say, fans were not terribly appreciative of the move. The Expanded Universe was filled with decades worth of novels, video games and comic books, well beyond what was just seen in the movies, with thousands of years of history and some incredibly well-liked characters. All of that being wiped off the slate enraged a large portion of the fan base.
However, since the change to Legends, the LucasFilm Story Group, who is responsible for knowing what is canon, has repeatedly plucked from the Legends continuity for some new ideas for new Star Wars projects. Their biggest one was adding Grand Admiral Thrawn back into the canon via a major villain role in season three of Star Wars Rebels. Thrawn’s initial first appearance was in the 1991 novel Heir to the Empire.