I can't believe this eluded me, but it seems as if Hasbro may actually be committed to keeping the EU in the mix in The Black Series basic figure line. Wave 2 features Mara Jade. And while she may be the most recent Fan's Choice Figure poll winner, she's nonetheless an EU character. Throw Darth Plagueis into the mix with Wave 3, and guess what? There are 2 EU figures in the first 3 waves of The Black Series.
This turn of events is pretty nice to see. And it gives me hope that we may see some more EU figures in future waves, too. Personally, I'm hopeful that we'll see some of the characters from The Old Republic like Ven Zallow or Satele Shan. Hasbro made a point of making Darth Malgus, Shae Vizla and the Republic Trooper. A Jedi from that same property would be very welcome in my book.