By the time Star Wars: Episode VII opens next December, I feel like I’ll know everything about it. That’s not to criticize the film itself; that’s just the nature of the online reporting, especially when you cover every trailer, TV spot, Vine, Instagram, Twitpic, and social media technology yet to be invented. However, with where the Star Wars universe is headed, there may be too much to cover. The entire expanded universe canon has been “scrapped” (I don’t know if you can say something was discarded when it was never seriously considered by its originator), and Star Wars is starting afresh. But the sequels may be more than a way of launching new tie-ins. Lucasfilm might be trying to legitimately make these tie-ins a rewarding part of the Star Wars experience.
Hit the jump for more on the plans for the Star Wars sequels, spin-offs, and more.