According to Bad Ass Digest, there might be a chance to see some aspects of the Star Wars expanded universe in the new Star Wars movies, maybe as soon as Star Wars: Episode VII.
The Star Wars expanded universe is an amazing place. This world takes place after the events of Return of the Jedi and features Luke Skywalker’s wife, Han Solo and Princess Leia’s three kids, and an entire world that just exploded from what we saw in the movies. These worlds are amazing and are told through a lot of great stories.
When Disney bought Lucas Arts and took over Star Wars, they steadfastly said they were ignoring the entire Star Wars expanded universe when it came to making their new movies.
Look, that is smart, but it is also disappointing to see great characters like Mara Jade and all three of Han and Leia’s kids (twins Jaina and Jacen and younger Anakin). Well, there is no word on Mara Jade, but it looks like the twins may actually be playing a part in Star Wars: Episode VII.
There was an alleged casting breakdown released with two 17-year-old twins, Jaina and Jacen Solo, who will play the leads in the new universe. Jaina is trained by Luke Skywalker while Jacen is one of the greatest Jedi’s in the Star Wars expanded universe, and the one who will turn to the Dark Side.
Honestly, JJ Abrams is making this movie, so I don’t believe anything I read. Therefore, I don’t think I believe this, although it would make a perfect storyline for the first trilogy. I love the Star Wars expanded universe, but I don’t think Abrams wants to rehash stories that were already told in his movies. We’ll just have to wait for the movie to come out, because Abrams will probably lie out of his teeth until the opening weekend.
Source: Bad Ass Digestby