My impression, especially from a business stand-point, especially a business like Disney, that is very concerned with the longevity of it's franchises, that all of the recent abrupt cancellations and suspension of projects is for one main reason: so they can sort out the best way, for the fans, and for their share-holders, to see the resolutions to open-ended plot developments. This would be logical mainly keeping The Clone Wars in mind. I love TCW series, but if they were to stay on course, and went to say, Eight Seasons, many of the plot-lines and story-arcs could have been entirely resolved within TCW leading into Episode III, which was probably the original plan. Now Disney/Lucasfilm can: 1.) Do a spin off-movie for any number of unresolved story arcs of TCW, such as: a. What happens with Darth Maul? b. What happens with Boba Fett? c. Does Captain Rex participate in Order 66, or does he defect in some way? d. What are the fates of Cad Bane, Hondo, Ventress? e. The big one is Ahsoka, which they can now reasonably do whatever they wish with her in the timeline. 2.) They could create a new TV series, CGI Animated OR Live action, which is set in a different time period, and yet re-introduce characters from TCW to show what happened to them, mixed in with all new characters, EU characters and movie characters, to further intertwine the different time periods of SW, and bring the disparate fan-bases of each time period back together. 3.) Or they could always do some direct to home video releases, stand-alone CGI Movies that tie up the loose ends of TCW. I for one would love to see McGregor reprise his role as Obi-wan, during his exile on Tatooine period. It could be great with glimpses of Vader, never making contact with Obi-wan of course, it could easily involve Boba Fett and Darth Maul. It wouldn't be the first time a Sith Lord kept another apprentice in the shadows that his main apprentice did not notice. Maul's legs were made to look more natural by the end of TCW, and like any other cybernetic appendages in the SW universe, could be hidden under his clothes, with only damage in a battle to one of his legs to remind us (or for people that never followed his return in TCW, TELL us) that his legs are artificial. They needn't be some hideous CGI eyesores. Either way, now that Lucas made it canon that Maul is still alive between Episode II and III, the fans need some kind of closure to Darth Maul as a character, why not in a spin-off film? And what if there was no real closure even in the spin off film? Then Maul himself, could end up in the sequel trilogy as well. As could Ahsoka Tano. I'm making the point, that if I were Kennedy and Iger, I would want to focus on ways to continue as many characters into the future as possible, not kill characters off because preconceived notions of these characters' fates says they need to die by such and such period. I do not advocate bringing back to life characters that are obviously dead. They MUST NOT bring back Vader or Sidious, for example. As long as the spin-off films are done well, whether live action or animated, I'd go see them.