With the sale of Lucasfilm & Star Wars to Disney, what does it mean for the EU and it's fans? Since all announcements so far seem to indicate that episodes 7-9 will be an original story, possibly featuring the original cast, and NOT faithfully following the EU.....well doesn't that essentially spell the END of the expanded universe as we've come to know it over the past 2 decades? After all, if eps 7-9 are contradictory to EU lore, then all future Star Wars novels and comics will, i'm sure, be expected to be written in line with the NEW "official" continuity. While I'm VERY excited that Lucas no longer has control over Star Wars, I'm also very sad to hear that they are likely not going to be adapting the EU directly for the big screen. The Expanded Universe stories got more than enough disrespect and dismissal from Lucas over the years as something that "didn't count". If he was willing to let them be written and especially wiling to rake in tons of cash from them, then he should've been willing to acknowledge all the time and creativity that countless writers and artists poured into these tales by declaring them an official part of SW continuity. And now that Star Wars is no longer Lucas', it seems that these stories will keep being disrespected, this time to the point where they will be entirely discontinued when the continuity of the new films replaces them. Just a sad state of affairs all around. I'll still hold out hope that Eps. 7-9 will be announced as a direct adaptation of the "Thrawn Trilogy", with new actors taking up the roles of Luke, Leia and Han.....but it sure doesn't seem likely. So what are everyone else's thoughts on this subject?