Are characters just being added for the hell of it? Can their introduction in the Original trilogy not be enough?
Example: R2 & Threepio in Menace. I actually liked R2's introduction but didn't care for Threepio's. Having Anakin build Threepio was a little much. I still say he didn't "create" Threepio. He just rebuilt him like you do a car.
And now we have Jango and Boba Fett. Is this George's way of showing us what Boba Fett could have been? Is Boba Fett that important to this story?
Should we see a young Han Solo and/or his father in EIII? A young Lando? How about a baby Bosskk?
I could acctualy see a cameo of Chewbacca as an Imperial slave toward the end.