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Remember in the old Expanded Universe, how there were different levels of canon? There was G-canon for the movies and George Lucas’ visions, the T-canon for TV shows like The Clone Wars and Rebels, and on and on and on?
Well, the rebooting of the canon was supposed to fix that, and fix the conflicts in the Expanded Universe, too. But it seems like we’re about to enter a new realm of canon conflicts. Case in point: I just finished reading the novelization of The Force Awakens, and there are elements in the novel that directly conflict with what we see onscreen.
One example: On the ride down to Jakku, First Order stormtroopers in the novel are depicted as joking with each other, giving each other nudges and taps and pats. Didn’t happen that way in the movie, and quite honestly, it doesn’t seem like a way the First Order stormtroopers would behave, or even be allowed to behave!
That’s comparatively mild. How about this: In the novel, a villager kills Finn’ squadmate, but in the movie, it’s Poe Dameron who shoots the trooper down. This is the trooper who dies at Finn’s feet and marks Finn with the bloodstained handprint. There’s so much potential drama to build upon with the movie version of events!
What about you? Have you read the novel, and if so, what did you think? Have you say in the comments!
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