Originally Posted by JasonMa
Can you expand on that?
Lucas in regards to Star Wars was always very firm that only the ideas that he was responsible for such as the movies and cartoon shows were canon. I have seen in several interviews where he said that even though the writers, game designers etc were given approval to create these licensed stories they did not necessarily represent his vision. He saw the Expanded Universe as a place to borrow ideas from which he did, such as the Wookiees and Trandoshans living in the same star system and their dislike for each other, the names for the planet Coruscant and Dathomir which was home to force using witches. I know some writers got annoyed with this because the Clone Wars cartoon contradicted earlier books and other material. Since selling to Disney all that material is no longer canon except the films and the Clone Wars show and they now have the Lucasfilm Story Group keeping a very neat direction of the naraitive in the new Star Wars stories in all media forms.
Now I have heard him say this in regards to Star Wars, I am not sure what his feelings are for the Indiana Jones "Expanded Adventures" as keeper of the Indycron (timeline of Indiana Jones stories) Leeland Chee used to call them. I know his old friend Hal Barwood was responsible for several Indiana Jones stories so maybe Lucas had more respect for them belonging in the canon compared to some other Indiana Jones material. I am curious if Disney will eventually wipe the slate clean except for the movies and tv show, like they did with Star Wars and allow the Lucasfilm Story Group to be involved in a new Indiana Jones narrative that will be more neat and organized.