The Star Wars EU for those that don’t know stands for “Extended Universe.” That means the material of Star Wars that exists outside of the movies and aren’t considered in the actual canon. The writer of the upcoming Star Wars video game, Jedi Fallen Order, has taken to researching the Star Wars EU to bring us a better experience.
Chris Avellone, screenwriter of Jedi Fallen Order had this to say about the upcoming Star Wars video game:
I had to catch everything that came out around the license, since the extended universe was changed. I had never watched the whole Clone Wars series: I did it, and to be honest, I did not like the pilot, it sounded a little silly. But the writing became better at each episode.
The clone wars was an animated Star Wars series that followed the stories of the Republic era between the events of “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith”. The series had a heavy focus on Ahsoka Tano, the padawan of Anakin Skywalker. Perhaps we can expect a cameo from her in Jedi Fallen Order?
The Star Wars EU extends too far beyond a Republic era TV show. Countless books have chronicled different stories from different eras and timelines. We have the tales of Revan from the Old Republic era and even the stories of Jaina Solo post-galactic Civil War.
A lot of these materials were considered non-canon in the timeline of the movies. The same might go for Jedi Fallen Order’s events.
This isn’t the first Star Wars video game to go into the EU either. We also have the events of Galen Marik from the Force Unleashed games.
Out of everything we know about Jedi Fallen Order, one of the key things is the timeline. The events of the game will take place in the immediate aftermath of Order 66 in the Revenge of the Sith movie.
Beyond that, time will tell. Jedi Fallen Order is developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by EA. The game will release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC later this year.