Yeah, cancelled is maybe better... But, there's more "EU" coming, in a sense.
Really, if you wanted to, ALL this stuff is expanded universe now, including these new movies, just as it used to be... Classic Star Wars "Certain point of view" coming.
It's not Lucas anymore. It's not like these people created Star Wars, they're just being allowed to play in that universe because someone with money bought the rights to do so. Lucas is more or less washing his hands of it. Wanna bet he's not looking at it like it's "canon"? Wanna bet he's even laughing at some of the ideas? There's a quote where he said Luke would never have married, the story's about Vader and a tragedy, he'd never have written 7-9 anything like the EU that's out there, and he isn't writing 7-9 now.
Think about it like this... I'm a huge LOTR fan, to the point I jumped at a chance to take a class on studying JRR Tolkien as a writer... If someone wrote more stuff based on Tolkien's Middle-Earth simply because his family sold the rights to do so, I wouldn't consider it anything but EU to that world, no matter what the guy who bought it told me.
The hypothetical he/she who did this (paid for it, etc) may think their work is "canon", but who cares what they say? View the new books, games, etc., as just more EU if you feel like it... Like I said SnTrooper, who's to tell you you're not right? Would you want to be engaged in a conversation on Star Wars that's supposed to be fun, or interesting, or make you think about something you didn't think about, when they're going to throw the "canon" word around at you like there's laws and rules to a world that doesn't even exist?
Why do your
thoughts not matter?
I find that person sad, personally. They want to control the thoughts of others. I doubt Disney even views it so rigidly. They'd probably roll their eyes at this conversation even being entertained.
Me and my customizing buddies used to spend evenings chatting about different designs we came up with for ships, aliens, whatever. We'd cite real-world tech, biology, Star Wars Tech or design commonalities, etc. But it was just brainstorming... Sometimes people would come into the conversations saying, "Well it can't be like _____ because comic _____ established that it can't be... blah blah blah".
Yeah, THAT's a guy I want to waste 1 second of my life talking to.
You can cite things sure, but when someone says, "Eh, I don't like that", guess what? He's as right to say that as you were to cite it because you're neither one George Lucas... And hell, even George Lucas LAUGHED at EU, regularly. I can dish quotes all day long of him poo-poo'ing the EU that made him lots of money, and gave fans mixed feelings. Boba getting vomited from the Sarlacc? Lucas hated the idea. Coruscant? He had to be convinced to use it because it was a major planet in the PT and he wanted to name it himself.
I wouldn't doubt for a second Lucas, in his heart, doesn't think the Disney Era Star Wars is really Star Wars to him. He may like aspects of it, but I bet he's going to his grave thinking Star Wars was basically 6 movies he made about Darth Vader, and it ended there.