Infographic: This is What the New Star Wars Canon Timeline Looks Like

Thursday, 20 August 2015 - 4:55PM
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Thursday, 20 August 2015 - 4:55PM
Infographic: This is What the New Star Wars Canon Timeline Looks Like
Remember the old Star Wars expanded universe? Remember when you felt like you needed a degree to keep up with what was considered canon in Star Wars? Well, unfortunately for you, Disney and LucasFilm have scrapped those decades of work and thousands of novels, games, and comics – effectively hitting the reset button on what is considered canon in the Star Wars universe. Though the uproar over this canon upheaval will go on for years, there is now a new Star Wars canon in town. New Marvel comics and new Del Rey books are being announced regularly as the Star Wars franchise gears up for its new era of storytelling, so we've laid out what is now considered canon in one handy infographic.

Note: There are countless novelizations of the 6 movies with new ones already in the works. We've omitted these from the list for simplification

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Using a timeline that centers around Star Wars: A New Hope's Battle of Yavin, it's interesting to see which areas have been explored in the most depth by the new canon. The period between Episode IV and Episode V is currently the subject of a whole host of Marvel comics, while the gap between the prequel and original trilogies has been bridged further by the animated TV show, Star Wars Rebels.

Most striking though, is the huge amount of empty space that exists between the end of Return of the Jedi and the start of The Force Awakens. The LucasFilm story group plans on at least partially filling that gap with stories in their 'Journey to The Force Awakens' series, which we'll add in there as and when we get more details.
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