It is derived from and includes most official Star Wars–related books, comic books, video games, spin-off films, television series, toys, and other media created before the date.This material expands and continues the stories told in the films, taking place anywhere from over 36,000 years before The Phantom Menace to 136 years after Return of the Jedi.Splinter drew inspiration primarily from an early draft of the Star Wars script.(Although George Lucas's name is on the cover of the original Star Wars novelization, Alan Dean Foster ghostwrote it.[…] Since our movies have their own internal continuity, we maintain that in the spin-off works.Technically, George Lucas has been doing continuity all along by mapping out the nine films.
But these were not stories that I was destined to tell.
In in-universe chronology, the earliest works are the Dawn of the Jedi comics, which are set millennia before the films, while the latest are the Legacy comics, which are set about one hundred and thirty years after Return of the Jedi.
"The premise of all the comic books, novels, games, and other spin-off works is that they all work chronologically, that the continuity forms one unbroken story.
Foster was given a copy of the working script and a tour of the production."Over the years, many artists and designers have contributed to the articulation of the various universes of Lucasfilm.
Taking their cues from the minimal words of description on a script page, these talented men and women have sketched, drawn and/or modeled creatures of magnificent breadth, unimaginable terror, and mind-boggling eccentricity.All this development began to feed back and reference itself and create cross-connections.