Filoni and MTV
MTV Movieblog interview with Filoni, again reiterating how involved Lucas is and the treatment of EU 'facts' as optional:
The fear with anything Lucas involves himself with -- he's always said that his word is gospel as far as the franchise goes -- is that something fundamental in the EU, something that fans love, runs the risk of being changed in some way.
"Obviously [George is] aware of the EU," Filoni said. "He is the creator of the universe for 'Star Wars' and he's got things he wants to do. We discuss a lot of the different characters and whatnot in the EU and it's really 'are we going to do that?' It's the same way the [new trilogy was] made. It's not really beholden to [the EU], but it's always considered."