Yeah but what if they want to cover Luke, Han, Leia etc. the future of the Jedi, the shape of the Second Republic etc? They probably will do this. They will want Chewie back. You can't "avoid" 20 years of accumulated backstory. I agree with what you're saying but there are only a few logical solutions: 1. End the post RotJ EU continuity, which they can do with honor, and keep it as a stand alone prose epic. 2. Retcon the life out of it to fit a movie that will not resemble it in any detail. 3. Let it continue as "Alternate Continuity". I say #1 is the best solution. Everything after RotS (EU) needs to be gently moved over into the "what if" column to make room for what's to come. It was fun while it lasted but...it's going to be much more fun in the near future!