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Lucasfilm to focus on 'Star Wars' expanded universe consistency by unification

According to Polygon on Friday, there was an official statement by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy about forming a "story group" in order to focus on the "Star Wars" franchise's creative uprising that would include video games, films, TV, and other outlets. The franchise started with "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" and from that time forward, comic books, TV series, video games, and so on spawned for a movement for fans that span the decades since the 70s.

Producer Kathleen Kennedy attends Women In Film's 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 12, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.
Photo by Mark Davis

At this point, the films and the "Clone Wars" series form the main focus of the "Star Wars" universe which it will oversee see as the wheels are in motion. Kennedy mentions that she wants some kind of interconnection been all of it, as it would make sense considering that other film franchises such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe has already achieved such an accomplishment.

Kennedy said, We have an unprecedented slate of new Star Wars entertainment on the horizon," Kennedy said. "We're set to bring Star Wars back to the big screen, and continue the adventure through games, books, comics and new formats that are just emerging. This future of interconnected storytelling will allow fans to explore this galaxy in deeper ways than ever before".

Since a good amount of these stories occur after the events of "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi", the people planning the components to the expanded universe or "EU" are focusing on it's ability to be "consistent and cohesive" along other mediums. Such mediums include comic books, video games, and novels.

There was rather disconcerting news in the time line of the video game industry's LucasArts where once Disney acquired LucasFilms in October 2012, but come April 2013, Disney took action to shut down LucasArts which is LucasFilms long running video game subsidiary. The month that followed came good news, Disney and Electronic Arts revealed that it had entered a multi-year licensing agreement for the company to create "Star Wars" related video games from the likes of Bioware, DICE, EA, and Visceral Games.

Lucasfilm and other staff members discuss in the following posted video about their history as it correlates to the "Star Wars" universe as they recall nostalgic references and own personal tie-ins to the franchise.

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