Originally Posted by squealpiggy
Canon is what is in the films. It replaced the stories of the expanded universe.
Jaster Mereel was a Journeyman Protector but was exiled after killing a corrupt superior officer. He then became a bounty hunter of extraordinary skill and changed his name to the feared Boba Fett.
That storyline was thrown out and he became the whiny adolescent clone-son of the ridiculously named "Jango Fett" and they re-recorded his voice from that of Jeremy Bulloch to that of the New Zealand actor who played Jango because apparently in George Lucas' universe accents are genetic.
How did the head stay in!?
Canon isn't just films, it can be novels and others works. Star Wars has a huge amount of canon, enough to be used to make several more films. I'd rather they cover something about Exar Kun or The Old Republic than make up new ideas.
Whoever writes these next films has a plethora of ideas and storylines already available to them.