• “It became very clear that if we were adhere to the Expanded Universe, it would have been a very tricky thing to navigate” “It wasn’t even clear what is canon in the Expanded Universe. And I don’t think the vast majority of Star Wars fans have ever read a [Star Wars] novel."
• "We can’t try and please every fan of that universe first. We have to try and tell the best version of a Star Wars movie.” "I thought - If ideas that come up feel like they overlap and feel like they work? Great,”
• “... we can’t adhere to something that is as vast [as the EU], and frankly [is] lesser known than the films.”
New thread with new sensational title.
Reading the pulled Abrams quotes above