I posted this quote once before, but it's still rattling around in my head...the more I look at it, the more I think we might all be pleasantly surprised. We're all so used to George having utterly zero concern for continuity, but let's really take an unbiased look at TCW for a second--this is the only example we have of them taking other writers in to work directly with George on a major, functionally (if not officially) G-Canon story, and everything we've seen so far suggests people willing, or even eager, to work with and utilize the EU. Their only real crime, ostensibly, is that they're also perfectly willing to overwrite EU when George personally insists on it, which he often has. I would argue that the same would be true of any EU author if it came to that, but that's a separate topic. The point is, think about TCW as it's been done so far, then take George out of the equation. Michael Arndt, granted, is operating on a different level than Dave Filoni, but I can only really see two approaches here for him: either take Lucas' outline and completely do his own thing with it--in which case, who gives a crap what the encyclopedias say--or do his best to use what's there. I'm not saying there wouldn't still be problems, but the fact that the reference material is even remotely involved makes me optimistic. In fact, I think at this point I'm more worried about holdovers from the Lucas outline than anything Arndt or Disney introduce. If we do get celibate Luke or living Chewie, I bet that's how it'll happen.