Besides Dark Saber I didn't notice any other EU references.
With how the films have been done thus far, I would actually rather that they discard the Boba Fett idea too. I took the name based off of the Boba Fett found in the Young Jedi Knights
book series, and since it is clearly non-cannon at this point I'd rather not have Fett's life shamed any more than it already is.
Rogue One showed that there are indeed other people living in the universe other than the Skywalkers. I hope Disney peruses these stories and borrows content from the novels when appropriate. Please keep the iconic yellow scrolling text at the beginning of each film, and tell us new tales about those who live in this universe. For that matter, scrap VIII and IX. You failed to give Solo a proper death and I don't trust you with the two remaining films.
I am now interested in the years leading up to the New Order, the events that created the rebel alliance, and the lives of those who saw these events taking place but didn't care to directly help either side directly. Tell me about pirates, the Jedi, smugglers, and the Sith. Touch on the species that aren't human and give them a voice, values, and characteristics. The Star Wars universe is a very rich one, but only if you allow it to be. Cut the garbage and unnecessary planet hopping and give me films which will be on par with Marvel's Avengers.
Finally, READ THE EU books. Understand how stuff works, get an idea about the force from watching the original unedited trilogy. Then EXPAND, develop, and create film that will be passed on from generation to generation.