I've seen discussions and arguments here about whether Disney has free reign to do whatever it wants with the ST and Spin-offs or whether the sales agreement had some general guidelines set up by GL that Disney must follow. The following article doesn't settle the issue as a contractual matter, but it does seem to make clear that Kathleen Kennedy is at least purposefully choosing to follow some pretty specific rules stipulated by GL for how the ST and the Spin-offs will interact and relate to one another. Here's what Kennedy says: "George was so clear as to how that works. The canon that he created was the Star Wars saga. Right now, Episode VII falls within that canon. The spin-off movies, or we may come up with some other way to call those films, they exist within that vast universe that he created. There is no attempt being made to carry characters (from the standalone films) in and out of the saga episodes. Consequently, from the creative standpoint, it's a roadmap that George made pretty clear." The full article in which that quote appears can be reached with this link: http://www.movieweb.com/news/star-wars-spin-offs-will-not-crossover-with-the-new-trilogy It seems to me that if Kennedy intends to follow GL's rules for how the Spin-offs relate to the ST films, then when it comes to the more important issue of what the content of the ST should be, she also intends to follow the general outlines the GL gave them for the ST and that she simply will not allow Abrams, Kasdan, etc. to stray to far from GL's general conception of what should occur in the ST. (My bet is that Disney is contractually obligated to follow GL's outline for the ST (and that they are prevented from doing some things like making changes to 1 through 6 or remaking the films, etc). I think Iger's comment that Disney's has ultimate creative control was meant to mean that GL can't come in and say: "I don't like this or that, so this needs to be redone." So, my impression of the agreement is that Disney can't stray from GL's outlines, but at the same time, GL has no say over how the films are made -- cinematography, acting, dialogue, or any other aspect not specifically addressed in his outlines. Disney gets total control of all that. Again, this is just my guess about their contractual arrangement, but it does seem, if this article is accurate, that Kennedy intends to stay true to the agreement as GL has described it -- that at least the ST must follow his general vision and the spin-offs can't alter or affect that general story.) Interested to hear what the rest of you think or if you've heard any news that contradicts what Kennedy's quote seems to imply.