A couple of new “new canon” books have been published and they seem to follow a pattern.
They are bringing back to “new canon” what was left behind in subsequent releases/editions of the OT.
“From a Certain Point of View” is a collection of 40 short stories for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars.
From that book the story “The Luckless Rodian” canonizes Han Solo shooting first - well really only Han shooting.
"Journey To The Stars: The Last Jedi; The Legends of Luke Skywalker"
The book is pretty much “legend(ary)” stories of Luke Skywalker told to the crew of the ‘Wayward Current’ - a long haul transport barge.
It to mentions Han shooting first.
It also describes the footage of Alderaan being destroyed by the death star.
It pretty much mocks the fact that the scene changed from 1977 to the special editions:
Book quote “If you examined the footage carefully-which I’ve done frame by frame-you would notice that some of the shots showed just a brilliant ball of sparks while other showed and expanding ring of superheated material in space. How could the same event have two different filmed versions? Clearly faked.”
Take the “Clearly Faked?” tongue-in-cheek, as this particular tale was told by a character who believed Luke Skywalker/Han Solo/Chewbacca where constructs of the Rebel Alliance.
But it does poke fun at the other versions of the film.
Maybe there is hope for the preservation of OT.