Up until now, all Star Wars video games, comic books, novels and TV shows have not been considered G Canon. Now with the Star Wars saga moving forward, all expanded universe canon will be classed as G Canon. Lucasfilm/Disney has now confirmed that Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoons are now classed as G Canon as for a while they were not.
Now for those of you who don't know what "G Canon" is, that is what the films canon is referred to as. G Canon is what is actually considered as true canon for the Star Wars universe. All games, comics, books and cartoons are part of an expanded universe. Canon is what the official history of something is called in case you had no idea what I just rambled on about.
Lucasfilm said this about their Star Wars canon; "When it comes to the absolute G Canon, the real story of Star Wars, you must turn to the six films themselves and only the films."
So for a long time only the movies were considered as "G Canon" but now all Star Wars: The Clone Wars is considered G Canon and all expanded universe from this point on will be considered as G Canon. So Lucasfilm will now have a lot more input into what developers of video games, cartoons and books can put into their products.
Lucasfilm also said this about their expanded universe; "Creators of new Star Wars entertainment have full access to the rich content of the Expanded Universe. For example, elements of the EU are included in Star Wars Rebels. The Inquisitor, the Imperial Security Bureau and Sienar Fleet Systems are story elements in the new animated series, and all these ideas find their origins in roleplaying game material published in the 1980's"
So if Lucasfilm wish to use material from any of the Expanded Universe and use it in their movies, they can do that, but that doesn't mean all of the previous EU is considered G Canon.
This is really exciting for the Star Wars universe, it might get people a lot more interested into the expanded universe of Star Wars.
I know I'm really excited about this news but that's because I live and breathe Star Wars. Are you guys as excited by this as I am?