And then Sam entered the thread, and the quadfecta (that's now a word) of cringe-worthy discussions was complete. (I should not that I think racism is definitely worth talking about, but this just seems like a dumb place to do it. But hey, I guess doing dumb things is in the spirit of Brikwars, so it's actually the perfect place to do it.
But anyway on the topic of Star Wars, I'm really looking forward to this. I think I said this at some point in another thread, but Disney is too smart to half-ass something as iconic as Star Wars. I don't know where you heard about the models being used, but I'm willing to believe that's true. When a company is that huge, rich, and loved, they can afford to go that extra mile whenever the hell they want. I also like that the whole EU thing has been addressed, mostly because the whole canon just seemed ridiculous to me. The Star Wars universe was messier than comic book universes, with a million different writers having a different vision of how it should be. Now that the movies are the only canon parts of the universe, things become a lot less cluttered and dumb.